Alcott Elementary Drumming Program


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This report on an inner-city drumming program at Alcott Elementary school in Pontiac MI demonstrates the value of such a program. There has been no music program at Alcott Elementary for fifteen years, and the school is in need of a musical outlet. This program allowed some sixth grade students at Alcott the opportunity to engage in authentic musical experiences with their peers and learn about the value of music as a part of community. Furthermore I was able to deepen my understanding of elementary pedagogy. Through this program I have grown in my confidence as a music instructor and feel able to implement such a program in any other area again.



Alcott, Elementary, School, At-risk, Drumming, African, Michigan--Pontiac, Achievements