PMC Receives NAMM Foundation Grant
The PMC’s “PERCUSSION! The Rhythm of Life Through Making Music” funding will help the further development and growth of the organization’s current Percussion In The Schools and Roots of Rhythm Programs.
Percussion In The Schools is an educational in-school performance program targeted to introduce and provide professional percussion playing experiences to elementary through high school levels. Interactive concerts are presented to the complete school student body, inspiring children with first-time percussion instruction by PMC qualified professional facilitators and ensembles. During 2010 more than 32 in-school concerts were conducted by the PMC, reaching more than 11,000 students who experienced percussion for the first time.
Roots of Rhythm produces multiple teacher/trainer workshops throughout the U.S. while working with a variety of educational venues including MENC, House of Blues Foundation and others. The program also provides week-long summer seminars by Roots of Rhythm author, Dr. Craig Woodson. Each event creates significant teacher and trainer enrollments, allowing teachers to bring immediately applicable percussion learning and building curriculums to the classroom. This has reached tens of thousands of students since its creation and launch seven years ago.