Are you getting excited for the 2014 GCDC? Since changing diapers is a given in our house, we have been practicing our drumming to build the excitement!
The GCDC Drum Circle starts at noon (after the big change) , and we hope everyone participates!
If you (or your child) have never participated in a drum circle before, please don't be shy! Everyone can drum, little ones especially! If you have never seen a drum circle before, here is a youtube video of a drum circle. Our drum circle will be very informal-just a chance to make music together. Here is an article on babies and drumming that you may find interesting.
My daughter loves to make her own music on anything possible. At the GCDC, your child will have the opportunity to make their own instrument! We will be coloring to decorate cylinder containers for drumming. Please bring your own recycled container to transform (or we will have some available on a first come basis.) If you happen to own a drum, please feel free to bring it along to join the fun.
Two of our event sponsors, Miss Lena of Sing N Move and Hilari of More Than Music, will be guiding the children in the drum circle. After the drum circle, Miss Lena and Hilari will be available to demonstrate music and explore instruments with the children.
Please see more about their programs below.
Sing N Move:
"Lena is passionately committed to bring children and their families together in a safe, joyful, musical learning environment. Always guided by a proven methodology each age-appropriate curriculum combines music and early childhood development research, focusing on the development of the “whole child”, reaching every development process and gently integrating them."
More Than Music
Hilari Stahler is a Board Certified Music Therapist.
"Each class will provide opportunities to expand creativity and developmental skills.
Have fun and learn while singing, dancing, and playing instruments!
You and Me classes are for children ages 6 months to 5 years and their guardians."
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo