First and foremost, I am so grateful to have the pleasure of working with such an amazing group of young minds! So far in Pre K music, we have been working on rhythm, as it is the foundation of all music. Drum circles, xylophone jams, and rhythmic call and response are just a few avenues we have been down in the last few weeks. I am continually surprised and impressed by their ability to repeat complicated patterns, to play together as a group, and to even play subdivisions to a metronome. Wow! I was further blown away by their potential, when little Scarlett showed up to our first Drumming in the Canyon, last Tuesday after school. I initially asked kids under 2nd grade to sit this one out because I was concerned with their ability to play in time, or together as a group, and boy was I wrong. With the caring instruction of her mother, Dakota, she proved to me that pre-k students can, and do have great rhythm. Please watch the newsletter for information on our next Drumming in the Canyon. I would love to see and hear you all there!