From Humming to Mouth Drumming – Virtual Workshop
An interactive workshop of vocal gymnastics that will have your students singing and laughing along! The topics covered will include vocal exercises, instrument imitation, and beatboxing. Students will be encouraged to express their individuality by using their voices to create a wide array of silly and fun sounds. The workshop will include demonstration, call and response, and interactivity. Participants will experiment making sounds with their mouth on their own, and share with the group within their own comfort level. We will learn many individual sounds, and ultimately combine what we have learned to beatbox along with an actual song. Expect to be laughing a lot as you make sounds you’ve never made before!
You Can Beatbox! – Virtual Workshop
This exciting and interactive workshop kicks off with a short beatboxing performance, before your students begin learning to make a variety of beatbox noises of their own! The students will learn about real percussion instruments, and use their critical ear to breakdown how beats are constructed in different styles of music. The workshop culminates in the students working together to apply the beatboxing basics they learned to a song of their choosing. Expect a lot of interaction and a lot of laughs as your students try things they have never done before!
The activities employed in this workshop will incorporate all three strands of the Ontario Arts Curriculum: Creating and Performing, Reflecting, Responding and Analyzing, and Foundations. The workshop also includes an optional supplementary Beatboxing unit, with 5 lesson plans and handouts.