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Bucket Drumming 201, Ongoing: Learn to Play More Rhythms

Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (3)
Completed by 10 learners
This ongoing course will have your learner playing slightly harder rhythms to music videos using patterns and notation.
year old learners
learners per class


Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
25 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will improve their existing abilities for reading music and play slightly more difficult rhythms in various places on their buckets.  Since this is not an entry-level or beginner class, we will maintain a fast pace to practice new rhythms as many times in the class period as is possible before playing the new rhythms with a play-along video.  As time permits, we will review older play-along videos at the end of class.
I am a certified music teacher.  I am certified to teach all grades.  I have years of experience teaching music and literacy for all grades, P-12.  I have taught bucket drumming since 2017, and have taught it online since early 2020 on Outschool.  It's awesome to teach drumming!
Daily practice is highly recommended.  Learning a new musical skill takes time and correct practice.  It is recommended that learners look at the rhythms and play them until they play the rhythms correctly.  Then, rhythm players should play the rhythms correctly until they cannot play them incorrectly.  It is impossible to know how much time each learner will need to accomplish this, but it's helpful to at least give 30 minutes of practice daily on all rhythms covered in class, especially focusing on more difficult rhythms.  For best results, students should repeat exactly what was covered in class on non-class days.
A large bucket to hit and drumsticks to play with are required. Learners will also need to access the Outschool classroom to open the class slides including play-along videos for daily practice. Learners will need to show their hands, sticks, and the bucket in class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learner progress will be continually assessed in class and immediate, positive, constructive feedback will be given.  Learners should be ready and willing to demonstrate rhythms by themselves in class after they learn them and show their hands and instruments in class.  In music, improvement is always the goal, and feedback can help us to learn better techniques for playing and correct rhythms.
25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
There is no sensitive or mature content in this class.
The learner will learn how to access the class slides in class.  They will need to access the Outschool classroom and pull up the slides to practice each day.  The play-along videos they need for practice will be embedded in the class slides.  Everything they need is provided in the class slides.  Learners also have the option to watch their previous classes and play along with the class.  Printing is not an option provided, but parents who can devise a way to print slides are welcome to do so.

Freepik, various free websites for the musical notation images, teacher expertise/knowledge, and at least one bucket drumming video from YouTube per class are used as sources.  Class slides cite all of the sources on that slide.  We will use play-along videos from Elementary Groove Tracks, Sammy Foster, C Tatro, VanAtter Studios, and possibly other bucket drumming teachers.

Meet the teacher

Debbie VanAtter
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (113)
     I am excited to teach classes to motivated learners on Outschool!  I have taught pretty much everything from phonics and telling time to calculus as a substitute teacher.  My highest passion is teaching music, so I became a certified... 
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