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DCM 2018 – Los Angeles

The Developmental Community Music course is back in LA for 2018. We’re excited to introduce the new World Rhythms program, a world drumming-based music program for all types of group, suitable for elementary school through adult. Click here to find out more about the World Rhythms program. Dates:  July 9-13 Location: The Holy Spirit Retreat […]

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Learn How to Play Cajon

The cajon is currently one of the most popular and versatile percussion instruments. Learning how to play the cajon is essential for producing the best results. Whether you’re new to drumming or adding the instrument to your skills as a musician, learning proper technique and applying those techniques so you can play a variety of […]

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Developmental Community Music Course – 2014

Join us for five days of musical bliss! Therapeutic Music Making / Therapeutic Drumming Musical Games / Music-Based Programs Drum Circle Facilitation and More ProRhythms – A Healthful Approach to Music Native American Flute / Ukulele / Drumming / Voice Program Design / Live Sessions / Peer Feedback DCM is Music with a Mission! JOIN […]

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Drum Fun! – Musical Games for Groups iPad version

The games that you have come to love and use are now available in an iPad version. Musical Games These are a collection of rhythm and drumming games that can be played with or without instruments. Groups of all kinds can enjoy these games and their variations. Who uses musical games? Music Teachers Music Therapists […]

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Do You Dundun?

Dundun drums provide the heartbeat of some West African drumming, but even though many people have played the “duns,” many people are not familiar with their origins, uses, or even how to spell and pronounce ‘dundun.’ What are dundun? (also dunun) Dundun are bass drums that originate in the music ensembles of the Malinke and […]

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Live Online Lessons

You’re probably familiar with video conferencing services such as SKYPE, OOVOO, and Apple’s FaceTime. Did you know that these services are a great way to connect with teachers and coaches around the world? Students and teachers have been connecting with each other, both in one-on-one and group sessions to share, learn, and grow. Is video […]

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Music Hero, Jeff Matter

Music Matters mission is to provide people of all ages and abilities the tools to have a life long love of music.

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NEW: Play Congas DVD

For Immediate Release: Kalani Music introduces a complete guide to playing the conga drums, for students and teachers. PLAY CONGAS is a DVD that takes the student from the very basics of getting to know the conga drums, through tuning and techniques, to playing six popular and traditional rhythms on two drums. This DVD is […]

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Strum & Drum 2013

Imagine yourself helping a group of children sing fun songs while playing ukuleles, drums, and percussion. How great would that be. Stop wondering and start strumming and drumming with us this Summer at Music Matters School in Batavia, IL (near Chicago). We’re launching an entirely new curriculum for school-age children (grades 4+) featuring island music […]

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How to Tune your Ukulele

Tuning your ukulele is easy when you know how. This post shows you how to tune you ukulele using a tuner and using relative tuning (without a tuner). If you’re not familiar with the parts of your ukulele, watch this video that identifies the various parts of the ukulele by name before attempting to tune […]

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