Rock the Stacks with the Music School of Springfield

Community-Based Music Program
at the Library this Winter in Springfield:
Bucket Drumming, Hip Hop & Latin Rhythms

Learning an instrument promotes whole-brain engagement, self-discipline, and academic achievement… plus it’s a fun way to express oneself! Kids can learn bucket drumming during “Rock the Stacks” sessions at the Mason Square Branch of Springfield City Library starting this week. Participants will have an opportunity to be part of the bucket-drumming ensemble performing in the community-wide Dr. King Day celebration at the MassMutual Center in January!

Youth ages 6-14 can come together and learn drumming at the library! Join the Mason Square Library and the Community Music School of Springfield for a six-week community-based after school music arts program. Participants can learn an instrument and find new ways of self-expression, while promoting whole brain engagement, self-discipline, stronger math and language arts skills, and more.

Community Music School instructor Rick Marshall will lead a 6-week bucket-drumming program on Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, December 1 through the 22, from 4-5pm, as well as Tuesday, January 5 & 12, 2016 from 4-5p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to be a part of the bucket-drumming ensemble taking part in the community-wide Dr. King Day celebration at the MassMutual Center on January 18, 2016!

Drumming teacher Rick Marshall has been a force on the Springfield music scene for more than 30 years, and has toured the country with Matt “Guitar” Murphy of the Blues Brothers fame, and played and recorded internationally with numerous renowned musical groups. Rick teaches drumming and drumming history, leads drumming workshops throughout New England and leads several of Community Music School of Springfield’s Community Partnership programs.

Rock the Stacks will continue in January and February with a six-week Hip Hop program; and in March and April with a six-week Latin Rhythms for Recorder program, both at the Mason Square Branch Library.

“Rock the Stacks” is made possible through the generous support and partnership of the Association for Library Services to Children, Disney, and the Community Music School of Springfield. For additional information please contact the Mason Square Branch Library Supervisor, Ted McCoy at 413-263-6853.

Learn more about bucket drumming, see move amazing videos and even discover related curriculum for young learners here.

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