Artist: Rockcreek Steel Drums
This unique music residency brings a complete steel drum band program to your school. Students learn the basics of steel drum playing and performance as they prepare for a final concert. A full sized steel drum instrument is provided for each student. The class learns methods to produce good tone and to play melodies using proper mallet technique. Basic percussion skills are taught using “Tamboo Bamboo” instruments. Students learn to read music symbols and charts from another culture while exploring Calypso music.
Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.
Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
For a rough estimate, residency prices include:
Audience Limit: 25 students per classroom
Program Length: 4 (minimum) to 8 (ideal) sessions per classroom
Appropriate for Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Assembly Price: $900
Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $1190
Workshop Cost per Day: $100 per session
Workshop Materials Fee: NA
Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.
The impact of the residency with Rockcreek Steel Drums is hard to put into words. Our students, including some of our most shy students, challenged themselves to learn new concepts and push beyond their comfort zone. They performed beautifully in front of more people than they would normally be comfortable being in a room with. I've heard only positive feedback of the experience and we look forward to working with Rockcreek Steel Drums in the future! ... Kevin Martin is a gem. This residency provided our school with just the kind of music experience we needed. I wish we could keep him year-round!
Cindy, Principal, The Pathways School - Anne Arundel
Kevin Martin was engaging and made sure that residency was appropriate for all the students involved. He also brought in guest artists to help and made sure that the students connected with the music he chose. He is an excellent teacher and motivator and shows passion and enthusiasm for his art. Kevin's passion for the steel drum, and music of the Caribbean will leave student's inspired to learn more.
Jennifer, Music Teacher, Imagine Discovery Public Charter