arts + education

music workshops + residencies

Just Add Beats

AndyRoo and the AndyRooniverse

Just Add Beats is a Creative Audio Production and Entrepreneurship program for grades 4-12. Students work together in small groups, role-playing as Creative Audio Agencies competing to win real-world audio design challenges. Students learn: ● The fundamentals of sound theory, sound design, and basic sound engineering ● How to write and record original songs, produce podcasts, and design sound effects for video games and movies ● How to collaborate with others in technical and artistic decision-making ● How to manage a creative audio project and an agency team ● How to present a finished audio work to clients At the end of the program students have a copy of their high-quality, original audio works. This audio content can be used in other multimedia school projects and/or digitally distributed worldwide through streaming platforms such as Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and even iTunes or Spotify. The Just Add Beats studio remains at the school as a learning resource and audio makerspace for students to continue to use and to pass on their audio knowledge to other students.

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Per-Session Fee

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

3-12

30

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

STEAM VISITS: MATH with AndyRoo

AndyRoo and the AndyRooniverse

DOLLARS AND CENTS

Join Andyroo on his quest to buy a birthday present for his friend, Podgy the Platypus! Students will actively participate in this Math story as they learn: ● To identify U.S. coins and the relationship among them; ● How to earn and spend money; ● How to save money in a bank; ● Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division (Higher grade levels have more complex saving, lending, and borrowing scenarios in the story); ● Telling Time - AM/PM and how it applies to Nocturnal/Diurnal Animal Behavior.

FIND THE BEAT WITH ANDYROO

Join Andyroo on a quest to find the beat! Students will practice following a pattern and become familiar with the concept of a beat in music. They will be introduced to tempo and gain experience playing the beat on non-pitched rhythm instruments at various tempos. They will learn the term “beats per minute” and use > and < to compare songs of varying BPM. This activity will culminate in the creation of a rhythm piece with tempo changes using the AndyRoo song(s) Tumbleweed and/or Animal Song. 

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK

If you were a Sloth, what time would you go to school? Join Andyroo on a musical journey around the clock! Through music, movement, and storytelling, students will learn ● how to tell time on analog and digital clocks to the nearest minute, five minutes, or half-hour depending on grade level; ● the difference between AM and PM; ● nocturnal and diurnal animal characteristics.

MUSICAL FRACTIONS

One whole song is made of parts called chords. How many chords make up a song? Follow AndyRoo on a journey to help a song discover its chords! Through music, movement, and storytelling, students will actively create 1-chord, 2-chord, 3-chord, and 4-chord songs and learn the fractions ½,⅓, and ¼. 

RESIDENCY

Per-Session Fee

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-5

30

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

STEAM VISITS: SCIENCE with AndyRoo

AndyRoo and the AndyRooniverse

ANIMAL CHARACTERISTICS, HABITATS, AND THE MUSIC

Join Andyroo on a musical journey to the Andyrooniverse — a magical place created by the ever-expanding landscape of children’s imaginations, where you’ll encounter swinging monkeys, Silly Sal the Salamander, and a big balloon that will whisk you away to a whole universe of exciting animated characters. Through music and movement, students ● observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities within an ecosystem; ● identify and describe the flow of energy in a food chain and predict how changes in a food chain affect the ecosystem such as removal of frogs from a pond or bees from a field; and ● describe environmental changes such as floods and droughts ● explore that some characteristics of organisms are inherited such as the number of limbs on an animal or flower color and recognize that some behaviors are learned in response to living in a certain environment such as animals using tools to get food; and ● explore how adaptations enable organisms to survive in their environments such as comparing birds' beaks and leaves on plants.

SONG RECYCLER WITH ANDYROO

Students learn strategies to reduce, reuse, and recycle while turning everyday materials into musical instruments! The class will write and record an original song with Andyroo using the instruments they have created in the classroom from found objects that can be reused or recycled into musical instruments.

SONGWRITING SCIENCE

"Behind every sound, there is science! Join Andyroo as he explores sound waves, vibrations, air molecules, and frequency in this highly interactive music performance that teaches the science of sound. Demonstrations of unique sounds will be introduced to students through instruments such as guitar, ukulele, kazoo, voice, and more! Students will be encouraged to sing, move, listen, and identify sound characteristics as they ● explore how sound is produced, how it moves, and how it is perceived; ● cover force, motion, and energy; ● draw or develop a model that represents sound waves; ● connect grade-level appropriate science concepts with the history of science, science careers, and contributions of scientists.

RESIDENCY

Per-Session Fee

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-5

30

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Build Your Own Klezmer Instrument

Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas

You can find everything you need to build your own "Klezboard" in Grandma's attic or at your local hardware store. Join artists from the Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas as they show you how to build this unique instrument, explain its history and use, and teach you how to play it. Who knows, you might even get a chance to sit in with the band!

WORKSHOP

Per-Session Fee

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

3-12

30

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Sonidos Sincopados!

Jorge Orta

Celebrate the musical stylings and traditions of Latin and Brazilian percussion with celebrated artist Jorge Orta. As part of a workshop or longer-term residency, students will learn the origins, history, and rhythms inherent in samba, salsa, and more through collaborative music-making and shared performance. Our drummers will leave having a better understanding of world culture, the influence of music across various Latin countries, and have the opportunity to showcase their new talents in a shared performance setting, for each other and for their community.

WORKSHOP

Per-Session Fee

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

3-12

15

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Feel The Vibez

Kinetic Vibez

Kinetic Vibez is proud to present Feel The Vibez. Feel the Vibez serves as an introduction to the world of yoga and hip-hop culture. By combining yoga and hip-hop, students not only gain the tools needed live more creative, stress-free, and fulfilling lives. Students also gain a sense of critical consciousness that can develop them into great thinkers and productive members of our global community.

WORKSHOP

Per-Session Fee

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

2-12

20

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Hip Hop Music Production

Kinetic Vibez

In Kinetic Vibez Hip-Hop Music Production, students will explore the cultural impact that hip-hop music has had on the global community- creatively, economically, and socially- through creative project-based learning activities. Students will learn how to make music using Ableton Live. Also, students will gain an understanding of sound waves, frequency, tempo, and timbre during this course to help them better understand music production. Lastly, students will learn how music affects them mentally and emotionally. Students will be able to use the tools learned in this course to create a sense of mindfulness and develop their critical consciousness.

WORKSHOP

Per-Session Fee

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

3-12

20

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Introduction to Latin Rhythms

Marlon Simon

This is a one-week residency for middle or high school culminating with an open to the public concert with Marlon Simon Latin jazz trio and the students.

 

Day One:  Introduction to the origins, sounds, and development of the tumbadora, better known as the conga drums.  Open, slap, muff, and toe sounds and it’s combinations in different sequences to create rhythms. Students will participate on hand on the conga drum exercises and combination of sounds. Introduction to the Cuban cha cha cha rhythm on the conga drum, cowbell, shaker, and tambourine parts are explained through music notation.

 

Day two: Introduction to the Dominican merengue.  Sound of the sticks on the conga drum and it’s the combination to create the merengue rhythm. The students will participate on sticks on the conga drum exercises and combination of sounds. Conga drum, cowbell, shaker, and tambourine parts are explained through music notation.

 

Day three: Introduction to music breaks on the rhythms to create a more interesting sound as a percussion ensemble. Basic dance steps performed by students as couples.

 

Day four: Basic words for a cha cha cha song in Spanish. Putting it all together, percussion ensemble, dance team and choir.

 

Day five: Complete review of material covered and final rehearsal.

Day six:  Open concert for the community featuring students and the Latin jazz trio or sextet. Students will explain and demonstrate the material followed by a Concert open to the public with the Latin jazz band and students presentation.

RESIDENCY

Per-Session Fee

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

3-12

30

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Women Heroes in the Arts

Rainey Weber

Using Rebecca Clarke’s duo for viola and cello, Lullaby and Grotesque, as a launching pad, students use a four class series to explore female pioneers in the arts in order to launch a discussion on the power of diverse perspectives, the evolution of women’s rights, and the barriers that societal expectations can place. Students will learn how Rebecca Clarke, Georgia O’Keefe, Marian Anderson, and Martha Graham broke ground in their fields artistically, how they defied the expectations that were set upon them because of their gender, race, and class, and how they became self-supported, financially independent artists. Throughout the classes, students will create a “realistic” pastel drawing of an everyday object and a “grotesque” collaged version of the object (using copies of their own drawings as the collages’ raw material). Students will explore the diversity of the resulting art, discuss whether or not seeing someone else’s interpretation of the object can change how you may see it in the future, and discover how the diversity of perspectives can be a strength.

WORKSHOP

Per-Session Fee

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

4-12

30

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Making Marimbas and Music

Rice African Ensemble

Making Marimbas and Music is an interactive musical workshop focused of building and playing hand-made instruments like drums, marimbas and other percussion. Students are encouraged to work together and to be creative while building their own instruments, learning the basic physics principles that govern sound production. Hand-made instruments are then used to teach students traditional African and Latin American songs. This presentation reinforces themes of community, cooperation and respect for one’s history.

WORKSHOP

Per-Session Fee

2+ Sessions, Same Day

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

3-12

30

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

Below you'll find information about:

  • Workshops: Hands-on workshops bring together individual artists to encourage students to actively discover their own artistic potential. Ideal for after school, library, or community center programs. Most workshops are product based.

  • Residencies: Offer experiences implemented by a specialized teaching artist. Residencies are multiple, participatory workshops and require a minimum of 3 sequential sessions per student group, and can be expanded into semester-long projects. Residencies take place in partnership with the classroom teacher and either focus on arts-integration or the artistic process.

 

For more information please call 713.520.9264 or email us at scheduling@yahouston.org.​

 

 

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