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September 24th 2015:Using Drums to Teach Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and More

How can you use drums to teach reading, writing, arithmetic and social skills? Well, we're about to find out from a master teacher, Stephen Flinn. Using The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP) curriculum, Stephen educates teens and adults with intellectual and developmental differences as well as typical preschool students. He teaches exercises that encompass rhythm as a modality to address basic life and learning skills. But that's not all he does. He has written a manual for bucket drumming and runs Rocking Buckets in New York City which is an exciting story in itself. This will prove to be one of

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Stephen Flinn

Stephen Flinn is a postmodern improviser, composer, and percussionist who has performed throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States. He is a master trainer and facilitator of The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP) curriculum, using drums and percussion to teach reading, writing, and arithmetic with an emphasis on social skills to intellectually and physically challenged individuals. Stephen has given over 12,000 private lessons and has facilitated over 1,100 TRAP ensemble classes. He recently released his first book, “Contemporary Urban Percussion,” a training manual for bucket drumming. In addition to his special needs tutoring business, Power Tutoring and Playdates, he runs Rocking Buckets i
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