Physics of Steel Drums
Professional Development

The Physics of Steel Drums

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The Physics of Steel Drums


Learn how the steel drum and calypso music can be used to reach different types of learners in your classroom in the professional development workshop The Physics of Steel Drums. Gain skills and techniques to engage non-traditional learners by creating demonstrations that involve the entire class. The physics of sound and the concepts of frequency and amplitude will be explored. No matter your subject area, The Physics of Steel Drums will empower all to use new art forms to spice up lesson plans and draw in students’ attention.

Sample Common Core Connection: Speaking/Listening 2 CCR Anchor Standard: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

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


"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