Daniel Duggan from Rhythm Resource is an expert percussionist with a BMus Honors Degree in Jazz Music, a successful touring 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 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 workshops & show overflows with his passion for percussion and people making it a vibrant success in Canada and UK.
Daniel was outstanding! I have only positive things to say about him and the performance today! I spoke with many teachers and the Principal, and they all agree! Daniel arrived on time, and was so patient working with kids to get things set up. Then, he was very high energy throughout the whole performance! He started by regulating the whole school with movements, followed by periods of listening so he could tell stories or teach a rhythm. He had outstanding management skills (especially considering it was the morning after Halloween!). We loved him and his show. I can't recommend him enough and hope we can book him for another show sometime soon. Thank you Daniel and thank you ArtStarts! Lisa Thom, Vice Principal McGirr Elementary School
We had Daniel come and do a project with our whole school this year and we called it "Resilient Rhythms", as we wanted to find a way to bring the school together and to feel positive and confident about getting through these challenging times. We wondered how it would go, as we needed to have him LIVE-STREAM into the gym, with the kids watching him on a large screen. It was phenomenal! It was as if he were in the gym with us! Daniel's teaching is so skillful and his rapport with the students is so strong, that the students were fully engaged and having a blast the whole time. The students learned detailed body percussion rhythms, along with chants. We have several big banners of the chants posted up throughout the school, as they will be a constant reminder of our ability to be resilient, and the fun we had with Daniel. The whole experience, from amount of knowledge and skill the kids eagerly gained, was second to none! Gayle Beavil, Community School Coordinator, Second Street School.
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, Principal, Ecole Qayqayt Elementary School.
Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: Min six, 45min workshops, 60 students per session
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet
Fee Range: $1040-$1450 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
A FULLY INTERACTIVE journey of discovery on how to use the oldest Drum Kit in the world - Your Body! Every student will be Stomping, Clapping, Tapping & Smiling! As they go on a rhythmic journey around the world, to discover how other countries and cultures create music just using their bodies; While learning new skills students will learn some of the history and cultural background to Body Percussion. Through these physical fun creative workshops, students will use their new skills to create positive 'Resilient Rhythms' together. I.e. Body Percussion beats that use the rhythm of positive phrases about "Not giving up" & "Keep going" . These sessions can be 'in person' OR streamed digitally into anywhere in the school that has a laptop & Internet/WiFi connection. Energetic Percussion Workshops that don't require any instruments and can be delivered remotely direct into your school.
Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 600 for performance, 60 students per workshop session
Tech Requirements: power outlet
Fee Range: $1395-$1895 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
A FULL DAY of tapping, clapping, chanting & drumming for the whole school! Start the day with the fully interactive "Release the Rhythm" SHOW for the whole school audience. Followed by multiple Hands-on Afro-Peruvian drumming WORKSHOPS. Where students will learn to play percussion instruments from around the world through energetic, creative and fun hands-on workshops. 55 Min SHOW + Multiple 30 Min Workshops
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 55 mins.
Tech Requirements: Power outlet
Fee Range: $840 - $1,340 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Release the Rhythm of your school with our FULLY INTERACTIVE, energetic, tapping, clapping, drumming experience that brings a message of Diversity, Unity and Synergy. This show invites the whole audience to participate right from the start as they embark on a percussive journey around the world to discover how other cultures and communities use rhythm to build community and in turn build the community of the school. With multiple opportunities for hands on drumming for groups of students. This is an engaging show for all ages with a powerful message creating a mass percussion ensemble from the whole audience as you release the rhythm together!
Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 1 Day
Capacity: Min six 45 min workshops, 60 students per session.
Tech Requirements: Access to electrical power outlet
Fee Range: $1040 - $1450 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Hands on, interactive drumming workshops for all ages and stages. COVID SAFE Drumming Protocols in place! Students will have fun learning how to play percussion instruments from around the world in a physical fun way together. Multiple workshops to choose from: African Drum Circle with Djembe drums, Afro-Peruvian Drumming with Cajon drums Or Samba Drumming with Brazilian drums. Each workshop is energetic and engaging, informative and educational as students immerse themselves in the creative cultures represented by the different percussion instruments. These workshops can also be booked as a residency that leads up to a performance by the students.