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Number Drummer

About the Artist

Number Drummer creator, Troy Kryzalka, has worked in music and education for over 20 years. Along with being a musician and classroom teacher, Troy has worked in curriculum and instruction as a trainer, coach, and developer. Number Drummer was created because Troy struggled to learn and understand music the traditional way.  Math became his approach for learning music, so it naturally created his method for teaching. Troy has delivered his Number Drummer program to thousands of students and educators across the U.S., and has been recognized and awarded by Yale University for his innovative teaching approach.

Number Drummer Live is a one-of-a-kind interactive production where the entireaudience “drums” up math to create a spectacular rhythmic performance. Experience drumming through addition, multiplication, money, fractions, probability, ratios, algebra, and more. Experience math through beat, rhythm, timbre, dynamics, tempo ,form, and more. Every student plays an instrument; Up to 400 students perform simultaneously; 100% student engagement; 50 minutes of non-stop math & music; In-depth math & music curriculum connections; Created & performed by a math teacher, curriculum trainer, and musician with over 20 years of experience. Number Drummer Live is inspiring, energizing, and 100% hands-on engagement. It is the ultimate live interactive educational experience.

Grade LevelsK-5
Maximums400 Students , 50 minutes, 3/day
Special Populations

All (EC, AIG, ELL, etc.) Groupings: K-2, 3-5, K-1, 2-3, 4-5, or K-5 

Technical Requirements
  1. 60-90 minutes for unloading & set-up
  2. Easy access for unloading/loading (can take up to 30 minutes pending proximity)
  3. Allow 10 minutes between performances
  4. One point of entry to performance space for easy pick-up/return of instruments
  5. One adult to assist with passing out instruments and seating
  6. Please notify if projector screen or large whitewall is available. Projector screen can be provided, but extra set-up time must be allotted.
Total Fee1 performance- $798 / 2 performances (same day and same school) - $1,298 / 3 performances (same day and same school) - $1,596
School Portion1 performance- $399 / 2 performances (same day and same school) - $649 / 3 performances (same day and same school) - $798

Creative Math- The Rhythmic Restaurant (Grade Levels: 3 - 5 grade)


Purpose:

  1. Math can be creative
  2. Music and math are supportive, reinforcing, and a representation of each other  
  3. Found in patterns
  4. Meaningful and life applicable

Skills & Concepts: Math - Repeated Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, and Algebra; Music - Beat, Rhythm, Timbre, Dynamics, Tempo, and Form

Each workshop is tailored to the skills and curriculum pertaining to the grade level of the group. Workshops can also be customized for re-teaching, review, reinforcement, acceleration, enrichment, or assessment.
 

Grade Levels3-5
Maximums32 Students, 1 hour, 5/day
Special Populations

Appropriate for all populations, but especially beneficial for AIG (enrich/accel.) or for remedial

Technical Requirements

Projector and projector screen or large blank wall. Easy access to workshop area for unloading and loading equipment. 60 minutes set-up/45 minutes take-down. Requires tables and chairs (4 students per table)

Total Fee$330 (with performance or multiple workshops)
School Portion$165 (with performance or multiple workshops)

Beat-Ball (Basketball Integration) Grade Levels: 3 - 5 grade

Purpose:

  1. Math can be creative;
  2. Music and math are supportive, reinforcing, and a representation of each other;
  3. Demonstrated through movement

Skills & Concepts:

Math - Repeated Addition, Multiplication, Division, and Fractions;

Music - Beat, Rhythm, Timbre, Dynamics, Tempo, and Form

Each workshop is tailored to the skills and curriculum pertaining to the grade level. Workshops can also be customized for re-teaching, review, reinforcement, acceleration, etc.

Grade Levels3-5
Maximums32 Students, 1 hour, 5/day
Special Populations

Appropriate for all populations, but especially for AIG (enrich/accel.) or for remedial

Technical Requirements

Projector and projector screen or large blank wall. Easy access to workshop area for unloading and loading equipment. 60 minutes set-up/45 minutes take-down. Requires a basketball for each student. One indoor location or classroom where groups rotate through and where sound volume will not be an issue.

Total Fee$330 (with performance or multiple workshops)
School Portion$165 (with performance or multiple workshops)

References

Website

www.numberdrummer.com