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Strum & Drum - Chicago, 2014

Kalani Music

Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

Strum & Drum - Chicago, 2014

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Strum & Drum World Music

Strum & Drum is a World Music curriculum that features Songs, Ukuleles, and Drumming Ensembles.

The goal is to provide a fun and accessible way to enjoy community music making. Strum & Drum may be used for Educational, Recreational, Developmental, and Therapeutic outcomes and only a basic musical skill set is required. No formal musical education is required to lead Strum & Drum. You don’t need to know how to read music or play an instrument, although a little experience in playing and leading music will make it easier!

Attendees will:

  • Experience popular songs in 'island' styles.
  • Play chord progressions on the ukulele.
  • Accompany songs on drums and percussion.
  • Embellish songs with the steel pan (Jumbie Jam).
  • Celebrate with ensembles performances.

 Strum and Drum is for:

  • Music Educators.
  • Music Therapists.
  • Music Facilitators.
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Your Instructor:

Kalani is an internationally recognized percussionist, music educator, and music therapist. He has published over ten books and created award-winning educational products, including DVDs and CDs. His work extends into music education, music therapy, and recreational music making and he is a featured presenter at conferences the world over. Kalani is a passionate musician who brings a holistic approach to community music making, inspiring students to grow mussically, professionally, and personally. He has years of expeirence teaching music to children and training adults to create and lead all types of musical experiences for education, recreation, therapy, and development. Find out more at and

Travel and Accomodations:
Fly into Chicago. Use local Motels and Hotels in Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles. We recommend the Comfort Inn in Geneva on Fabyan Parkway (off Kirk Rd.) 

Daily Schedule:
Monday, June 23: 7-9pm Registration and Course Introduction.
Tuesday-Thursday, June 24-26: 9am-12pm (Lunch 12-1:30) 1:30-5pm.
Friday, June 27: 9am-1pm.

Contact Jeff Matter at Music Matters School, 630-406-8742

Strum & Drum is proud to have Kala Brand Musical Instruments as a Supporter.

New to the Ukulele or Drumming? Visit the DCM website to learn.
Have questions about Strum & Drum - Chicago, 2014? Contact Kalani Music


Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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