What am I up to?
I have a new classroom curriculum coming out featuring six songs and rhythm arrangements from around the world. It’s called: Kalani’s World Rhythms and includes six full arrangements for voices, world drumming, and melodic/harmonic instruments (Orff, Ukulele, and others). It’s way more than a book; however, and includes downloadable videos and audio, including “how to play” instrument lessons, “How to tune” instrument lessons, ensemble demonstrations, and more. I’m couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out and look forward to feedback from music educators.
I’m heading out to do six weeks of International teaching, starting in one of my favorite places on the planet, Italy. After teaching in the Italian mountains for a week, I head to China, where I’ll teach at several Summer music camps and teacher training events. While in Asia, I’ll be over in Malaysia and Singapore connecting with colleagues and friends to offer more training programs in Developmental Community Music, Group Drumming, and Musical Games. I’m looking forward to sharing material from the Kalani’s World Rhythms program, as well as, The Way of Music, and Drum Fun!
Asa you may know, I’ve been writing, producing, and publishing videos to the World Drum Club YouTube Channel. I”m excited that there are over 33K subscribers as of today’s date. This means that World Drum Club is an established Channel that is bringing value to drummers and percussionists all over the world. It’s been a great journey so far and I’m looking forward to sharing more music with my friends all over the globe. If you haven’t been over to YouTube to watch some of the videos, please do! It’s free and supported in part by a Patreon campaign, making it truly viewer supported.
My family just got back from a Summer trip to Utah and Wyoming. We spent some time exploring the lands near Park City and then in and around Yellowstone National Park. It was truly amazing and I now realize why Yellowstone is one of the most traveled destinations in the world. There’s just no place like it. We were all amazed and exhausted by the time we returned. So much for a relaxing vacation! It’s all good. We enjoy activity and exploration over lounging around – but a little lounging wouldn’t hurt either!