Joy of Arts: Rhythms, Rhymes, Chants, and Drums- How To Make Music Together (with Daniel Bakan)

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Event Date & Time
May 19th 2023 12:30pm
Burnett Secondary School
Location Room
Small Gym
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Rhythms, Rhymes, Chants, and Drums- How To Make Music Together for Elementary Generalists

In this hands-on workshop we will explore the use of rhymes and chants to build rhythmic skills and use Djembe drums to create simple and complex patterns for community music making. Beat-function syllables, developed by Edwin Gordon, will be introduced as a method for moving from musical fluency to literacy using a holistic approach to music learning that builds on knowledge from psychology and language acquisition research.

No music experience is necessary. Beginners and specialists are both welcome!

Time: 12:30 to 2:00 pm


Daniel Bakan teaches teachers about music and musicians about teaching. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education, Danny Bakan taught creative arts pedagogy at Ryerson University’s School of Early Childhood Education and Interdisciplinary Creative Arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. In addition to his work in higher education, schools and non-school community settings, Danny is an established musician, composer and theatre artist whose artistic portfolio includes several CDs, performances across North America, theatrical productions, dance scores, children’s musicals, and appearances on CBC, syndicated US radio, and NPR. In 2015, Daniel Bakan completed his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in curriculum studies with an award- winning dissertation on songwriting and artography.


Joy of Arts Pro-D participants are all encourage to attend for the full day of learning:

9:00 - 9:10 - Welcome and Acknowledgement

9:10 - 10:00 - Virtual Keynote Victor Wooten in gym

10:00 - 10:15 - break (15 min)

10:15 - 11:45 - Break-out Session 1 (Session options for Music/Art/Dance/Drama with pre-registration)

11:45- 12:30 - lunch (45 min)

12:30 - 2:00 - Break-out Session 2 (Session options for Music/Art/Dance/Drama with pre-registration)

*Register separately for each session (including the keynote)

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