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Listen Closely: the Rhythm Connection

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Artist: Jeff Berman

Jeff_BermanJeff Berman's residencies range from developing rhythm ensembles and improvisation skills with existing school bands to creating bucket-drumming ensembles with community groups to developing language skills with pre-K students by focusing on the relationship between the rhythm of language and the rhythm of music. He uses historical and cultural connections to encourage engagement and personal relevance to the process, while emphasizing active listening to develop individual and group artistry. Jeff is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, and recording artist whose genre-bending collaborations reflect his global musical vision.

Maximum # of students:

25

Requirements:

Space for instruments and some movement, where drumming/music won't disturb others. Can work with existing band instruments or improvise.

Minimum sequential workshops:

10

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