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Daniel Duggan - Rhythm Resource

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Burnaby
Languages: English
Contact Me: (604) 862-3740 , Email , Web

Daniel Duggan from Rhythm Resource is an expert percussionist with a BMus Honors Degree in Jazz Music, a successful session musician; on TV, Radio, on stage in Theatres and other venues. The author of Percussion Handbooks and online training material, an experienced workshop facilitator and a performer with years of professional success. The original holder of the Official Guinness Worlds Record for the Largest Djembe Drumming Ensemble, with 100's of elementary aged students playing one of his original compositions. His Artist's Residencies overflow with his passion for percussion and people making it a vibrant, creative experience for every student, teacher and the whole School Community!


Testimonials

Daniel came into our school for a 2 week project. He's well organized, knowledgeable and engaging. The students learned an impressive drumming routine which was presented at a Celebration for parents. It was truly amazing how this activity brought together our learning community. At one point there were 100 students performing at the same time. This school wide activity enhanced our school culture and climate. We're looking forward to Daniel returning to our school soon! Karen Catherwood, Principle, Ecole Qayqayt Elementary School.
Daniel worked with all my music classes leading up to our Multicultural Celebration. He is a consummate musician, but above that he's an excellent educator. His lessons include many facets of the music curriculum. Each lesson's tailored to the age group. By the end of our project students put on an amazing school wide demonstration. Daniel has that rare gift of excellent musicianship combined with classroom management and teaching skills. I recommend him without reservation. Barb Paul, Music Teacher, Lord Kelvin Elementary
Daniel came to Bayview and taught a series of lessons to all our classes which culminated into a school wide performance and a parent drop-in session. His workshops were engaging, educational & fun! He's a talented teacher who adapted lessons to fit the needs of all students while sticking to our learning objectives. The final assembly showcase was amazing. Daniel led the entire assembly in a professional and organized way. I highly recommend Rhythm Resource! Ebru Montagano, Bayview Community School

Project Examples

African Drumming for Excellence


Drumming is at the core of African culture and in this project pupils will learn how to play untuned African Percussion, creating their own multiple rhythms in a physical fun way that enhances the memory retention and recall of educational information right across the curriculum. Using Djembe drums, Djun Djun drums, Bells & Shakers to create syllabic rhythms and create rhythmically enhanced stories, this is an innovative time-tested creative project that engages students of all ages and abilities.

Afro-Peruvian Percussion Playshop


Pupils will learn how to play untuned Afro-Peruvian Percussion, creating their own multiple rhythms in a physical fun way that enhances their creativity and confidence. Using Cajon Drums, Bells, Claves & Shakers to create syllabic rhythms and create rhythmically enhanced stories, this is an innovative time-tested creative project that engages students of all ages and abilities. The Cajon, is a relatively unknown drum, often called a "Drum Kit in a box" originates from Peru, and is steeped in a rich culture. Through this project, students actively engage in cultural history while learning new creative and musical skills on this versatile drum called the Cajon

Beats from Brazil


The carnival atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro captured within the pulsating rhythms of Latin America. Secondary Students learn how to play multiple untuned Latin American percussion instruments to create interweaving polyrhythms and play ensemble breaks and fills. Teachers learn how to facilitate a percussion workshop and lead a Samba band. This project develops every participants timing and ensemble skills. Reinforces musical concepts- Ostinato, Dynamics (Cresendo, Diminuendo), note value and time signatures... Reinforces musicianship; listening, playing together, ensemble etiquette... Reinforces orchestral skills; following the conductor, interlocking rhythmic phrases, greater awareness of sectional divisions and how they work together as a whole. Universal musical skills and concepts are caught & taught in a physical, fun and memorable way, with lasting impact and application in the future.

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