French or English Middle to Secondary Levels
Drumming, percussion, dance and world songs!
Middle to Secondary Levels
This program responds to the creative and artistic need of youth!
Expect a high energy and interactive experience for you and your students!
The pace and content maintains interest and motivates youth in a positive learning environment.
This program provides peer group interaction and individual leadership roles for all to experience a sense of success through world rhythms.
A rtist/ Educator, Angela Roy facilitates the program through hand drumming, vocal and body percussion, song and dance activities!
“ Angela came to do a drumming workshop with our French Immersion and Francophone Secondary Students. I was amazed by Angela’s ability to inspire my students and encourage their participation. By the second minute of her workshop, she had every student involved and some of the shyest students were the first to volunteer. Angela won the trust of the class… Angela has great spirit and enthusiasm that is truly amazing. Here energy never waned event after four hours of workshops. The students in the first class saw exactly the same Angela as the students in the last class. My student loved her presentation they call it “the best French class ever!”
Kelowna Secondary High school, French Immersion Teacher
Students will explore/discover /learn
What is “Body - Vocal Percussion”?
“If you can talk you can sing!”
The rhythms are presented as sound phrases to introduce each drum rhythms.
It is proven that if you can sing or vocalize the rhythm first you’ll be able to play it on a percussion instrument or drum.
The program has adapted this concept into a series of activities called vocal percussion. Through vocal percussion participants can practice rhythm loops and patterns. Two to Seven rhythms can then be layered at one time. The sounds of the vocal rhythm interweave and overlap to create a polyrhythm. Once the sound is practiced and participants are comfortable we will introduce movement.
“If you can walk, you can dance!”
This is also an expression shared in the African communities. We will add body movement and rhythmic grooves to compliment each rhythm. This looks like handclapping and foot patterns blended to the movement groves inspired by hip-hop dance.
A multi-sensory experience that is sure to energize drummer and dancers!
World & African Hand drumming
“If you can sing the rhythm you can play the rhythm!”
Youth Performance Ensemble!
The teaching approach and content is motivating and successful that we can choreograph a 30min show within 4 hours in instructional time! This has been done; the out come is remarkable, gratifying and exciting!
“ On n’a pas seulement joue des chansons, toutes les chansons ont étés expliques- comment et les raisons pour lesquelles on les joue!
Kelowna – Programme Francophone -Teacher
“The enthusiasm of the students towards what was being taught. Excellent work! Several age groups would benefit from this presentation.”
Kelowna – Middle School – French Immersion Teacher
“Constant student involvement and hands-on opportunities. Extremely good connection with the students! Students were motivated and engaged! They came back to class singing and drumming. Asking for a second class we hope to have Angela back !
Vernon – District 22 -French Immersion Teacher
Designed to respond to the education requirement of a school social, cultural music curriculum as well as provide a rich and unique community building experience for each students.
The aim of the program is to create a comfortable space where studens feel motivated to participate and explore these rhythmic activities!
Curriculum learning outcomes
These finding are based on a research project by Education - Graduate student at the Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC.
“Students loved the drumming, singing and dancing! Excellent effective manner with students!”
Kelowna-Casorso School- District 23 Grade 3 & 4 teacher
“… well organized & excellent behavior management. I enjoyed seeing the students drum!”
Vernon- Alexis Park School- District 22 Grade 5 & 6 teacher