Reading and Rhythm: Enhancing Reading Skills Through Drumming

Bird Fleming (Master Teaching Artist) (Lighton Prize) [ view artist bio ]

Reading and Rhythm: Enhancing Reading Skills Through Drumming


Using the West African drumming technique and style as a method and format, teachers will learn how the flow and pulse of beats within the rhythm patterns help students increase their reading fluidity and speed. This hand drumming involves a concentrated effort of maintaining eye/hand coordination when playing the drums, which enables students to develop a consistent connection between their eyes and their reading assignments. Teachers will see how, through the complex but attainable nature of assembling tones, patterns, and rhythmic phrases, students will learn composition and improve memory retention as well as reading comprehension.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at

Grade Levels: Teachers

Fees: $450 /

Maximum Audience Size: 30 teachers

Availability: Year-Round, please inquire

Program Length: 3 hours

Location: At Your School

Requirements: To be arranged


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