Drumming Up Good Times in Lower School

By Barbara Spieler, Lower School Music Teacher

Our 4th grade musicians have been drumming up some fantastic music in the halls of Beasley! Students have worked on fundamental music skills through a tubano drum unit and have learned to echo rhythms, play call and response patterns, create layered ostinati, and improvise rhythmic phrases. Each of the four cohorts perfected a drum ensemble piece that required complex music skills in preparation for an outdoor concert and luncheon for Beasley students on Lower School Community Day.

Great work, young drummers, on perfecting your practice to entertain others!