Drum Table Activity Series

 

This curriculum and guideline was formulated by George Thompson, Performance Arts Director, TERI Inc, and Terri Wiener, MT-BC in collaboration with Remo, Inc. to provide constructive, stimulating and structured music education and therapeutic activities utilizing drums with Comfort Sound Technology for individuals/groups with moderate to profound developmental disabilities and autism. 

See, Feel & Hear

Sensory Integration Introduction

GOALS

Recreational: Playing Music with Friends

Music Therapy: Sensory Integration

Music Education: Listening & Feeling Sound Vibrations

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Phrase & Form

Developing Social, Listening & Rhythm Skills

GOALS

Recreational: Making New Friends

Music Therapy: Enhancing Auditory Processing

Music Education: Learn New Rhythms

 

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Play Along

Developing Beat Synchronization Skills, Improvisation Skills and Independent Play

GOALS

Recreational: Playing Along with a Song

Music Therapy: Range of Motion & Sensorimotor

Music Education: Following Directions

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Play & Pass with Counting

Developing Turn-taking Skills, Social Interaction, Pattern Recognition & Counting

GOALS

Recreational: Having Fun Taking Turns

Music Therapy: Turn-Taking Behavior

Music Education: Impulse Control & Counting

 

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Play & Pass Rhythm

Developing Listening Skills and Repeating Rhythmic Patterns

GOALS

Recreational: Listen & Repeat 

Music Therapy: Receptive Language & Pattern Recognition

Music Education: Listening and Repeating Rhythmic Ideas & Phrases

 

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Play & Sing

Developing Social, Listening & Rhythm Skills

GOALS

Recreational: Having Fun Singing & Playing

Music Therapy: Enhancing Auditory Processing Skills

Music Education: Identify Melody & Rhythm

 

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Dynamics & Tempo

Developing Understanding of Tempo & Dynamics, Verbal & Non-Verbal Cues

GOALS

Recreational: Having Fun  Playing with a Team

Music Therapy: Receptive Language & Auditory Processing

Music Education: Learn About Dynamics & Tempo in Music

 

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Making it Rain!

Developing Imagination & Creativity Skills, Teamwork & Visualization

GOALS

Recreational: Tell Stories on the Drum

Music Therapy: Increase On-Task Behavior

Music Education: Learn to Make Different Sounds on the Drum Table

 

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Rumble in the Jungle

Developing Sequencing Skills, Imagination and Beat Synchronization (Unison Playing)

GOALS

Recreational: Pretend to Be in the Jungle

Music Therapy: Increase On-Task Behavior & Participation

Music Education: Learn to Play a Drum Roll

 

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XOXO

Understanding Rhythmic Phrases and Symbolic Representations (Music Notation)

GOALS

Recreational: Playing and Repeating Rhtyhms

Music Therapy: Attention Span

Music Education: Learning About Music Notation

 

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