Weekend Training Schedule & Curriculum


RHYTHM FOR YOUTH 3-DAY TRAINING SCHEDULE 2017

FRIDAY OPTION CIRCLE AT A LOCAL SCHOOL
5:30 – 6:00 PM: Check-in
6:00 – 9:00: INTRO TO RHYTHM CIRCLE FACILITATION
 Welcome! Door prizes and manuals
 Discuss RFY Philosophy, Demonstrations of DCF Essentials
 Discussion: Teaching vs Facilitating
 Practice Facilitation 
SATURDAY
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: IMPROVISATION, FACILITATION PRACTICE
 “Good Morning Jam”
 Discussion: Improvisation
 Activity: Improvisation
 Break
 Practice Session: Call & Response 
 Demonstrations and Practice of Facilitation Techniques
Lunch Break
1:00 – 6:00 PM: WORLD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, FACILITATION PRACTICE
 Discussion / Activity: Rock Solid Rhythm in Five Easy Steps
 World Percussion: 3 & 6
 Activity: Intro to Hand Drumming Techniques and Vocabulary
 Game: Rhythm Stew
 Break
 World Percussion: Fanga 
 Discussion: World Percussion instruments, vocabulary, Q & A
 Activity: Facilitation Practice with Feedback 
 Recap, Questions, Comments
SUNDAY
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM: RHYTHMIC MEDITATION, SOFTER SOUNDS, WELLNESS
 Guest Facilitator for Rhythmic Meditation (or Game, TBD)
 Discuss and Play: Boomwhackers, body percussion, and hand percussion.
 Discussion: Wellness, Teaching Vs. Facilitating
Lunch Break
12:30 – 3:00 PM: BUILDING A MEANINGFUL PROGRAM
 Discussion: Resources, classroom management, sustaining enthusiasm,
 Collaboration
 Activity: Facilitation Practice with Feedback 
 Closing Circle

Vocabulary and Concepts 

To Facilitate is to, “make (it) easy (for them)”
Teaching without Teaching
Mistake Free Learning Environment
Participation > Perfection
Creativity > Accuracy
Positive Feedback > Constructive Criticism
Groove > Solos
Listening > Speaking
Presence
Service
Community
Empowerment
Etiquette: Drum Circles Vs. Traditional Drumming

SIGNALS 


Attention Call
Continue To Play    (“Go”)
Stop Cut        (“Stop”)
Volume Up / Down    (“More / Less”)
Call and Response    (“Emulate”)
Rumble / s
Accent Notes
Count Up To Begin / Count Down to Stop
Tempo Up / Down

FACILITATION


Intervention
Orchestration Spot
Platform
Sculpting
Showcasing
Body Language Signals
Vocal Signals
Telegraphing Vs. Succinct
“All Play”
“Make Up Your Own” (“improvise”)

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