Beverly Botsford is a cross-cultural percussionist and educator; blending music, movement, and spoken word in solo and ensemble presentations. Embracing drumming traditions and inspirations of Africa, Cuba, South America and her native North Carolina, she weaves colorful rhythmic tapestries with
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“Drum Talk” is a workshop for students using rhythm, drums, percussion, movement and language to explore culture, character and curriculum.
Beverly guides students on a hands-on music journey, learning basic techniques of drumming from Africa and Latin America. Using the rhythm of words and language, participants will learn some of the building blocks of music- steady beat, groove, phrasing,... View more
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Room large enough for students to sit in 2 circles and play instruments; Chair for each participant plus 6 extras; 2 large tables; CD player; Whiteboard or bulletin board. Will need close access for loading and unloading equipment, and help with unloading and set up, if possible. Access to the room at least 30 minutes before the session.
Flexible- see tech requirements
$400- For one Workshop. $300-Per Workshop, same site/ same day. $200-Per Workshop w/performance. Fees are NEGOTIABLE.
SL2 (specifically K-8): Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
L3 (specifically grades 2-8): Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
From the Arts Education, Music Standards K-8:
Music Literacy K-8:
ML.1 Apply the elements of music and musical techniques in order to sing and play music with accuracy and expression.
ML.3 Create music using a variety of sound and notational sources.
Contextual Relevancy K-8:
CR.1 Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with music.
**** These music standards are the same across multiple grade levels. There are connecting objectives in each of these categories for multiple grades.
From the Social Studies K-8 Standards:
Culture K-8.C.1 – Understand and compare cultural expressions and diversity.
Please see references under Dancing Drums