Drum Hands Percussion Programs
Two interactive percussion programs are now available
for Children ages 5 and up, adults included. Both programs are designed
to introduce music and rhythm, and promote positive group activity.
The importance of cooperation among people is emphasized throughout
the programs with rhythm and percussion as the catalysts. Team building,
self-esteem, coordination, leadership and following direction are
elements explored within the programs. The Drum Hands programs are
ideal for school groups and private gatherings.
The positive effect of percussion participation is now well recognized
- from relieving stress, to enhancing the recovery of those with injuries
or disabilities. The Drum Hands programs were created to share the
magic of percussion and enhance the life experience of children of
all ages. Drum Hand programs deliver a fun learning experience that
will be enjoyed by all.
Percussion Around the World
- Ideal for school groups and assemblies, the program explores percussion
instruments and their usage in cultures throughout the world. Instruments
from locations including Africa, India, Europe, Middle East, Caribbean
Islands, South America and North America are shown and demonstrated.
The Percussion Around the World program traces the migration of percussion
instruments and rhythms to the Americas. A group participation rhythm
exercise concludes the program. Program time is approximately one
hour but can be extended to accommodate additional group participation
Drum/Music Circle - Hands-on,
group participation activities demonstrate the importance of individuals
as part of a group or community. Cooperation, respect, sharing and
sense of community and well being are explored and promoted. Vocals,
dance, and the playing of percussion instruments are all a part of
this program. All participants get to play percussion instruments
and play an active role in the activities. Previous drumming ability
is not a requirement. This program, in its entirety, involves many
activities, not all of which can be presented in a single session.
A single session can be conducted, or a series of program classes
may be scheduled. Sessions run one to two hours. If only a single
session program is selected, it should encompass at least two hours.
This program is available for all ages, including adults.
Drum Hands programs were created and are conducted by Ray Tregellas.
A drummer for over thirty years, Ray has served as Artist Relations
Manager for Pearl Drums and Artist Relations Manager/Education Program
Coordinator for Latin Percussion, the world's largest drum set and
hand percussion manufacturers, respectively. He has worked directly
with some of the world's foremost drum and percussion artists and
has played a major production role in the creation of several published
instructional video and audio recordings. Ray is an active drum teacher