At the heart of music is rhythm. Get the beat!
The Old Town School's percussion classes are a natural way for kids to make music and deepen their own musicality. Each week, children are exposed to new types of instruments from around the world, including djembe drums from West Africa, congas and bongos from Latin America, and the bodhrán from Ireland.
Sharing and listening are emphasized as well as a basic understanding of various rhythm patterns. Students are also introduced to individual and group music making, as they explore terminology such as solo, ensemble, and tempo.
No experience is necessary to participate!
And, join us for one these FREE weekly events that complement your classes. Drop on in!
Saturdays: 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Saturday Jam with Jason and Maria in the Concert Hall at 909 West Armitage Avenue. All instruments, voices, and levels are welcome and encouraged. Great for teaching and learning with folks of all ages. Especially great for young folks discovering new instruments, songs, and styles. Come share your tunes, sing and dance with us. All ages. Super fun! Even if you're not enrolled in class, come join us for music making and a window into our Children's Music Program.
Wednesdays: 12:00 - 2:00 PM, Wednesday Jam with Skip Landt in the lobby of our east building at 4545 North Lincoln Avenue. All ages. Come sing and play. You can bring your lunch too!
Thursdays: 7:00 - 10:30 PM, Open Jam in the lobby of our east building at 4545 North Lincoln Avenue. Come before class, after class, or even if you don't have class. It's rockin'!