Gain tools & effective techniques that promote personal balance and rejuvenation. Connect and foster authentic bonds through fully facilitated group music making experiences….
One of the remarkable aspects about our music-infused, fully-engaged teaching style is that it’s accessible for everyone to learn, including teachers who desire a more powerful, unique method to incorporate into their classroom!
Daniel's teacher training workshops dive into sharing his practical tools and strategies that incorporate the use of diverse musical instruments, full body movement and multi-cultural traditions for the guide, learners, and the learning environment.
"Thank you for coming and showing everyone your instruments and collected items. I think it's very cool that you travel around the world. Your stories were very inspiring. I like the juggling story you told us. You were very good at teaching us history too. The thing is, history is my least favorite subject in school. You actually made history fun for me though! Keep up the good work."
— Note from Anna, an attendee of a PCM educational experience
"My question is: How many times have you traveled to Africa? I really want to know this. It was really cool when you played the [Didgeridoo] and made it sound like a dog and I think an elephant I also liked when you did the base drum, the snare drum, and the high hat. Basically everything you did was so so so so so so so cool!!!!!"
— Note from Sophia, an attendee of a PCM educational experience
"Thank you for coming in the school to teach the school about music and culture. I learned that almost every instrument came from Africa, there [are] 20,000 languages in Africa, I learned what a loop is and what rhythm is. I liked the learning and actually the music, rhythm, and beat. I do have some questions though. #1: How many instruments do you own and can play? #2: What is the instrument that has all the shells all around called? #3: How much money can buy a looper?"
— Note from Jake, an attendee of a PCM educational experience
"Thank you so much for coming to our Montessori School! I loved the steel drum and the didgeridoo. I expected the steel drum to sound like wood hitting metal, but I loved how it actually sounded! It was so cool how you made the animal sound with the didgeridoo! Sadly, I can't come back next year because I'll be in 7th grade. I hope we meet again somewhere else though."
— Note from Lacee, an attendee of a PCM educational experience
"You are the nicest guy. Some day I want to be like you. [You] really inspired me. when I grow up I want to travel the world. Where where you born? Where are you going next? Were you in Africa yesterday? You are so passionate about yourself. I am glad that a you [chose] to come and show these beautiful instruments. You really taught us a lesson. It will always be an inspiration to me."
— Note from Julia, an attendee of a PCM educational experience
"The instrument I liked the most is the [Didgeridoo] from Australia. I liked [the funny] sounds it made. The water whistle from South America surprised me when the clay pot made the whistle sound when the water was added to the inside of the pot. The crystal bowls from China sound so strong and vibrated the room. I hand [bang] a beat with just your fingers. I hope to see you again one day soon."
— Note from Tanner, an attendee of a PCM educational experience
Drawings from Daanish, an attendee of a PCM educational experience