Build Your Own Percussion Band

Build some drums and learn about the percussion family of instruments!

Kids will learn how percussion instruments produce and amplify sounds as they construct a marching band drum trio, rainstick, den den daiko, & snare drum. Decorating will be encouraged! We’ll play a few rhythm games and learn the basics of composing rhythmic patterns. Come to 1 or all sessions!

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Build Your Own Percussion Band
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1 Your Guide

Erin Davies Learn more about me

I’ve worked as an educator for over 20 years in various roles from music teacher to outdoor educator. Through my experiences as a teacher and an adoptive parent, I’ve become an advocate for trauma-informed and culturally-safe education. I’m also a learning consultant at SelfDesign! I’m truly a lifelong learner. As an adult I’ve studied French, oceanography, entomology and I’m an avid beachcomber, gardener, reader and knitter. I live on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia with my two teenagers, mother, two cats and three dogs. Everyone in my family plays instruments. I play flute, piano, voice, ukulele and recorder. My kids play violin, piano, percussion and clarinet. My mom is a piano teacher and plays harpsichord. I strongly believe that with the right tools, adaptations and accommodations, we can all experience the world in meaningful ways.

2 Materials Needed

Recyclables (cans and cardboard), balloons, tape, foil, hot glue, beads, string, paper clips/buttons or beads, decorating supplies: stickers, papers, sharpies, paint, washi tape, etc.

3 Learning Focus

  • Communicating
  • Collaborating
  • Creative thinking
  • Positive personal identity & culture

4 Registration

You’re selecting a Realtime Series A one-time Livestreamed Activity led by a qualified Guide.

5 Best Suited For:

Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 7 - 10

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

My parents need to be around.

We advise a grown-up is close by to supervise with the materials and tools for safe use. Use safety gear, such as safety goggles, gloves, and wear an old shirt for STEM/STEAM Activities

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.