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Batucada Yemanjá's musical director, Gary Harding, teaches quarterly classes for those interested in Brazilian music, ethnic music and music education through 'The Heritage Institute' of Antioch University in Seattle, Washington. This is not your garden variety 'drum circle'. Its great for playing pros and music teachers alike and taught by a fully certified teacher/ethnomusicologist. 
 
- INTRO TO HAND DRUMMING ---- by arrangement
- CARNIVAL DRUMMING IN THE CLASSROOM  ---- by arrangement
- MAKING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS  ---- by arrangement
- INTRO TO MIDDLE EASTERN DRUMMING ---- by arrangement
- ETHNIC MUSIC FOR THE RECORDER ---- by arrangement
- INTRO TO LATIN AMERICAN MARIMBA ---- by arrangement
 
HAND DRUMMING: Rhythm in the Classroom
1 Quarter Hour
Course No: MU400i or MU500i
Seattle, WA 
Fees:
audit = $105.00
clock hours [9] = $105.00
400 level = $110.00
500 level  = $115.00
$25 text fee due day of class.
 
Your students will enjoy learning about rhythm through the hand drumming of Cuba, Brazil and West Africa. This class will give you the basics on how to play congas, atabaques and djembe in an authentic way. Hands on and designed for all levels.
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CARNIVAL DRUMMING in the CLASSROOM
1 Quarter Hour
Course No: MU400N or MU500N
Seattle, WA 
Fees:
audit = $105.00
clock hours [9] = $105.00
400 level = $110.00
500 level  = $115.00
$25 text fee due day of class.
 
Learn to teach the basics of authentic Cuban and Brazilian carnival drumming. Explore drumming as an avenue for teaching multicultural inclusion, world geography, ethnic history, foreign language and music performance. Hands on and designed for all levels.
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MAKING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
1 Quarter Hour
Course No: MU400o or MU500o
Seattle, WA 
Fees:
audit = $105.00
clock hours [9] = $105.00
400 level = $110.00
500 level  = $115.00
$35 text and construction material fee due day of class.
 
Learn simple, inexpensive ways to teach musical instrument construction that will enhance your music and multi-cultural studies. Learn to make a Brazilian atabaque (conga drum), a West African keyboard (bambula). A Nigerian shekere (external rattle) and a Brazilian single string instrument (berimbau). Hands on and designed for all levels.
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INTRODUCTION to MIDDLE EASTERN DRUMMING
1 Quarter Hour
Course No: MU400V, or MU500V
Seattle, WA 
Fees:
audit = $105.00
clock hours [9] = $105.00
400 level = $110.00
500 level  = $115.00
$25 text fee due day of class.
 
This class is about Middle Eastern and North African culture, as well as, drumming and music in general. All playing levels will experience a musical introduction to the cultures of the Middle East through learning to play the doumbek, tar and zills. Hands on and designed for all levels.
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ETHNIC MUSIC with the RECORDER
1 Quarter Hour
Course No: MU400J or MU500J
Seattle, WA
Fees:
audit = $105.00
clock hours [9] = $105.00
400 level = $110.00
500 level  = $115.00
$25 text fee due day of class.
 
You will gain basic recorder playing skills and learn to use ethnic songs as an inroad to your student’s multicultural studies. This class is designed for classroom teachers and music specialists alike. Music reading skills are not required. Hands on and designed for all levels.
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INTRODUCTION to LATIN AMERICAN MARIMBA
1 Quarter Hour
Course No: MU400Y or MU500Y
Seattle, WA 
Fees:
audit = $105.00
clock hours [9] = $105.00
400 level = $110.00
500 level  = $115.00
$25 text fee due day of class.
 
This class focuses on Latin American and African marimba performance techniques. We'll be learning to play three keyboard instruments used in Latin American music: marimba, marimbula and bambula. Music makes any study of these cultures come alive. Hands on and designed for all levels.


Call or e-mail to get further information or to register

Gary Harding
[206] 782-3886
garyrharding@gmail.com

Music Classes for Teachers, Beginners and Playing Pros

Gary Harding received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education in 1972 and in 1975 a Master of Arts in Music from Washington State University. Between the years of 1975 and 1978 he did post-graduate studies in cultural anthropology focusing his studies on Brazilian and Cuban ethnomusicology. His field studies were conducted in Abeokuta, Nigeria and Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1978 Gary moved to Seattle, Washington and became the musical director of Batucada Yemanjá and a consultant/instructor with the Seattle Public Schools in ethnic music. Gary moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1983 and was a member of Escola de Samba Ocara Clube and Ogan Alabé for Ilê Iansã de 'Ngola. From 1986 to the present he has worked as an instructor for the Heritage Institute of Antioch University in Seattle, Washington, as well as, a music specialist for the Seattle Public Schools. Gary's students range in age from kindergarten to post graduates.