Remember "The Karate Kid"? Remember when Daniel LaRusso unknowingly learns karate as he paints the fence, sands the floor, and waxes cars? Daniel’s teacher, Mr. Miyagi, uses indirect instruction while demonstrating the connection between skills and patterns in life. In similar fashion, Number Drummer demonstrates the connection between math and music, and how when you learn a musical instrument you are also learning math. Much like Daniel's "Wow!" moment when he realizes his painting, sanding, and waxing skills transfer to karate, Number Drummer students experience their own "Wow!" moment when the music they are performing is revealed as addition, multiplication, fractions, and algebra.
Beyond the math and music, Number Drummer has a simple yet powerful message... it tells us there are many ways to learn and that sometimes it requires a different way of doing things. There is no "one and only" right way, so be ready to use your own strengths and trademark abilities. Simply put, there are many ways to get somewhere, and through your journey you might even make your own.
Features & Benefits
In-Depth Learning Connections to State Standards
Interactive & Engaging
Created and Presented by an Experienced Musician and Educator
Series of Performances
Live & In-Person
Interactive Performances & Workshops
Virtual Groups or 1:1
Up to 400 participants perform simultaneously
Use math to learn an instrument
Use an instrument to learn math