Drumming

Why Stageworks Drumming is unique:

Alvon Griffen’s  program moves beyond the typical drum circle program that offers self expression and a channel for energy and emotion. Mr. Griffin’s techniques challenges youth to create their own compositions in a format flexible enough to take advantage of each individual’s talents, which may include improvisational rap, spoken word, step and dance.

Recent NEA longitudinal study shows a correlation between at-risk youth exposed to arts programming and improved academic achievement. Learn More Our evaluations show that drumming can lead to improved focus and concentration, as well as improved social skills and confidence—all factors that support learning.

Math Music

Math Music

This incredibly effective course is taught by a professional percussionist using a method that conveys the concepts of rhythm through mathematics. This creative and educational outlet that channels energy, improves focus and interpersonal skill of participants. This course is excellent for high energy children.

Ages: 7-18

Meets once a week for 9 weeks followed by a final showcase performance

Batucada

Batucada

Batucada is an African influenced Brazilian percussive style. Batucada literally means a drumming session–music-making in an often intergenerational community group.  Any age can participate and it can be a popular family activity. Creative outlet that channels energy, improves focus and interpersonal skill of participants.

Ages: 15-adult

Meets once a week for 10 weeks