Friday, November 18th, 2005
9h00-10h15 am — An Introduction to Drum Circles – Block C47 – Bloc C47
11:00 am – QMEA Annual General Meeting – Cafeteria-Palais des Congrès
An Introduction to Drum Circles
Speaker: Shawn Mativetsky (Faculty member)
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn basic drumming technique and participate in a drum circle.
We will examine the benefits of drum circle participation including the development of musical skills such as rhythm, improvisation, and ensemble playing. In addition, we can observe non-musical benefits such as stress reduction, self-expression, confidence building and community connection. we will also discuss facilitating, the art of leading a drum circle, as well as tips for starting your own drum program.
Sponsored by Quebec Music Educator’s Association, Steve’s Music.
QMEA Annual General Meeting
This meeting will introduce the executive members of the QMEA and present a report of activities from the past year, as well as provide information about our mission, objectives, and upcoming events. Nominations and elections will take place for 2 executive positions of “Member-at-Large”. All teachers are invited to attend this meeting, and all QMEA members will be granted voting privileges.