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Rhythm Resource

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Burnaby
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays, Virtual
Languages: English
Themes: Mental Health
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

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. As a Scottish performing artist of African descent with roots in the Caribbean and South America, he has followed his passion for rhythm and percussion by delving into his own personal eclectic and rich heritage. Studying and performing with master percussionists from around the world for the past 25 years has taken him on a powerful journey of discovery. All of his work as an Artist is a reflection of this journey, as he takes audiences on a percussive journey around the world to discover how drums and percussion are combined with energy and creativity in different cultures to empower individuals, release joy and build community.


Performance(s)

Release the Rhythm - DAY EVENT

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 600
Tech Requirements: power outlet
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$1,495
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,595
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,695
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,695
Vancouver Island North
$1,695
Interior
$1,795
North
$1,895
Remote
$1,995
Kootenays
$1,795
Virtual
$0

A FULL DAY of Drumming, tapping, clapping & chanting 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

Release the Rhythm - SHOW

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 55 mins.
Capacity: 600
Tech Requirements: Power outlet
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$895
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$995
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,095
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,095
Vancouver Island North
$1,095
Interior
$1,195
North
$1,295
Remote
$1,395
Kootenays
$1,095
Virtual
$0

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!

Workshop(s)

Release the Rhythm - Body Percussion WORKSHOPS

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 60
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$1,195
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,295
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,395
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,395
Vancouver Island North
$1,395
Interior
$1,495
North
$1,595
Remote
$1,695
Kootenays
$1,395
Virtual
$1,040

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.

Resilient Rhythm - WORKSHOPS

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 Day
Capacity: 60
Tech Requirements: Access to electrical power outlet
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$1,195
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,295
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,395
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,395
Vancouver Island North
$1,395
Interior
$1,495
North
$1,595
Remote
$1,695
Kootenays
$1,395
Virtual
$0

Fully interactive, energetic, hands on experience! Students embark on a rhythmic journey using Body Percussion, Afro-Peruvian Cajon drums and Afro-Brazilian Samba drums and percussion. Chanting, stomping and drumming positive percussion drum grooves & phrases around; mental resilience, not giving up, positive thinking and actions, being strong together & overcoming every challenge. Learning various playing techniques and the cultural and historical background to a range of percussion instruments, students will gain new ways to express their own creativity. In addition to the ‘front led’ facilitating, this workshop also empowers the participants to explore their own unique rhythms and express those rhythms individually and as a group through ‘Drum Solos’. After learning simple and effective techniques, participants will create their own rhythms through the experimentation of drum solos using Body Percussion and the Cajon drum. This workshop has a beautiful symbiosis with creating rhythms around resilience and the practical and powerful experience of stress release, energy increase and greater wellbeing through drumming and being creative together. This is one unforgettable workshop, packed with creative ideas in a positive percussion experience that creates connectedness and wellbeing.

Classroom Residency(ies)

Contact Me: 6048623740, Email, Web

African Drumming for Excellence

School Year: 22-23

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.

Beats from Brazil

School Year: 22-23

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.

Connected & Respected Community

School Year: 22-23

Through an integrated arts based project using percussion and discussion, students will explore the theme of 'how we are all connected'. Discussing ideas around - how we are all unique, we are all related, we all have strengths, cultures, stories and traditions, we all have the right to respect and love and therefore we are responsible for behaving in ways that convey and create respect and love for all people and how we, together can create and nurture the conditions for these things to happen and grow in our school community. Through Body Percussion and Cajon drumming workshops students will learn Body Beat and drumming skills. Students and teachers will learn to create rhythmic phrases based on their discussions so they can create their own unique and powerful drum rhythms. Students will collaborate together in each class to create a unique choreographed performance using Body Percussion and drums based on themes around 'Connected and Respected Community'.


Testimonials & Reviews

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! He was very high energy throughout! He had outstanding management skills. We loved him and his show. I can't recommend him enough and hope we can book him sometime soon. Thank you Daniel and thank you ArtStarts! Lisa Thom, Vice Principal McGirr Elementary School
We had Daniel do an 11-day project with our whole school called "Resilient Rhythms” We LIVE STREAMED into the gym. It was phenomenal! The students were fully engaged and having a blast the whole time, learning body percussion rhythms, along with chants about resilience. We now have several banners throughout the school. As a constant reminder of our resilience and the fun we had with Daniel. The whole experience 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 over 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.

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