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Blues History and Techniques That Will Get Your Students Jammin’

Artist: Curtis Blues

Type: Professional Development


Because acoustic Delta Blues is the basis of all modern popular music, it is a useful teaching tool for music teachers, kindergarten through grade 12. You will be delighted by how easily this American music style can be used to link all periods of popular music. Guitar, harmonica, and electronic keyboard players are encouraged to bring their instruments for this interactive professional development workshop. Everyone will participate in a Blues jam at the end of the program.

Sample Common Core Connection: Music Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education: Students will demonstrate the ability to perceive, perform, and respond to music.

*All workshops longer than 90 minutes include an on-site orientation meeting.


Audience Limit: NA

Program Length: NA

Appropriate for Grades:
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, All Grades


Assembly Price: NA

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: NA

Workshop Cost per Day: $400 for up to 90 minutes or $750* for full day, plus mileage.

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements



Black History Month
Jazz Appreciation Month
Music in our Schools Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week

Curriculum Connections

American History
Common Core-aligned