What is a 21st Century Teaching Artist?
Each residency is planned and created specifically for the students where they're at; we can go in any direction needed. Music & drama are my areas of expertise, however I include movement and vocabulary, emotions, culture & character related activities are part of my teaching style to inspire the use of students other intelligences, especially for the primary/intermediate ages. I work with Middle school aged students in the fall only. Residencies can also be a one time workshop, be built around specific works of art, like an assembly performance or something particular to your community needs. Including the talents of my numerous TA peers, I have a plethora of programs. I present Bi-lingual Spanish or French. Looking forward to partnering with you in 2019 - 2020.
See It, Be it: Theater Games for Communication (Drama)
Songwriting 101 (Music)
Purpose to Re-purpose: Instrument Making (Music)
Celebrations Around the Globe (Music)
Vocal Master Classes(Compliments Song of Freedom & Keep the Beat featuring Patti Dunham, Keith Fluitt, Chuk Fowler & Hasan Bakr ) Folktales, Fables, Legends, & Myths (Drama)
Jazzy Tales (Music & Drama)
I Know That Story! (Drama/Storytelling)
Keep The Beat (Music)
Song Writing 101
We encourage students to improvise, compose, perform, develop poems, ideas, or rhymes that are then set to music, recorded & duplicated onto CD; facilitating a memorable learning process.
It's recommended that each class have a minimum two session, or 90 minutes, as schedule permits. Based on a topic chosen in a planning session, students co-write lyrics with Robbi, pick musical styles, arrange the music, rehearse, record, and if desired, present a final performance of the songs. This programs connects to many aspects of academic & social learning and curriculum, and is recommend for grades 1-6.
One Day Workshop
Hasan sings in African languages, including Hindi, Yoruba, Zulu, and Arabic. Keep the Beat Africa! encourages students to further develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across the African continent, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.