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Jay Sand -- All Around This World

I'm Jay Sand, musician, children's music teacher and very proud dad of three daughters. I live in Philadelphia where I teach All Around This World global music and world cultures classes to children in my neighborhood. Because of this thing they call the Internet, I can also teach you and your kids anywhere!

In the “Everything is a Drum” season of All Around This World we dive headfirst into the rhythmic foundations that underlie this music, engaging with foundational rhythmic concepts–as much as once can possibly do in a music class with tiny kids!–to take us closer to the heart of the countries and cultures we aim to explore. This compulsion to appreciate, engage, and maybe even try to understand, takes takes a rhythmic journey that circles the globe. In our lessons we visit:

— Latin America: we dance samba and then flail through the air with the rhythms of capoeira

— Africa: some of us drum three beats and at the same time others drum two as we explore the wonders of polyrhythm.

— South and Central Asia: we learn to speak out the bols and beats, flummoxing our way through the verbal percussion language known as konnakol.

— The Caribbean: we meet the clave, both the 2-3 and the 3-2

— Eastern Europe and the Baltics: it’s all about additive rhythms as make sense out of complex accumulations of 3s and 2s using pineaepples, apples and other syllabic fruit.

— East and Southeast Asia: we stand tall and scream “HAI!” as we proudly drum our big taiko drums.

— The U.S. and Canada: We bring back the best parts of 80’s–there were some!–as we breakdance.

— West Asia and the Middle East: we meet doums and teks and Arabic rhythms

— Oceania and the Pacific Islands: we learn jaw-dropping Pacific rhythms and shake our hips to Tahitian Otea.

— Western Europe and the Nordic Countries: we hop, leap and jump as we do an Irish reel and jig.

No one will be turned away from All Around This World courses due to lack of funds. Discounts and scholarships are available! Check out the pricing secton below for details. Bottom line: if you want to sing with me, we'll make it happen.

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HOW DOES THIS WORK? YOU decide the best balance for your family. If you would prefer your experience to mainly be "live," register here for the current series of "Everything is a Drum'" Livecast classes. You will "come to class" each week to sing and dance with me, then pay me directly by paypal or venmo. Tuition details are on the registration page. When you register for the "Everything is a Drum" series of Livecasts I'll send you a code to access "Everything is a Drum" course materials on this site that will support your experience throughout the week.



If you'd rather learn primarily through the "Everything is a Drum" course materials introduced on this page, enroll for the course through this site. When you do, I'll make sure you know about the "Everything is a Drum" Livecast classes that will complement your courses. If you pay through this site, you can come to the Livecast classes for free. Questions?



Course Curriculum

  OVERVIEW
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  INTRODUCING "EVERYTHING IS A DRUM"
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  LATIN AMERICA: SAMBA DRUMMING
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  AFRICA: POLYRHYTHMS
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  SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA: KONNAKOL
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  THE CARIBBEAN: CLAVE
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  EASTERN EUROPE: ADDITIVE RHYTHMS
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  EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA: TAIKO DRUMMING
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  WEST ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST: MAQSUM
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  OCEANIA AND THE PACIFIC ISANDS: TAHITIAN DRUMMING
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  WESTERN EUROPE: IRISH JIG
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  U.S. AND CANADA: HIP HOP (BREAKING)
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  GOODBYE to "EVERYTHING IS A DRUM"
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"Everything is a Drum" -- Discounts and Scholarships Available

No one turned away for lack of funds.

What should you pay for this course? That's truly up to you. Pay full price, pick one of the below discounts, or contact me with other notions. We're all weathering this storm together; do what feels right for you and your family. As a general guideine...

-- if your job is secure, you're confident in your finances and you can't wait to sing, dance and explore the world with me, go for it and pay full price.

-- If your job is secure...for now, your bank account is in good shape...for now, you may decide to TAKE 25% OFF The Top Price Of Your Course, At Checkout Use Code AATW25PERCENT.

-- If you're pretty sure you'll be able to stay at work but your industry is is facing tough times, you may choose to TAKE 50% OFF The Top Price of Your Course. At checkout use code AATW50PERCENT.

-- If you or a partner has lost a job or had your hours chopped. or if your workplace is just surviving day to day, you still have to find some joy each day and keep your kids moving, you may choose to TAKE 75% OFF The Top Price of Your Course. At checkout use code AATW75PERCENT.

If You Want To Sing Along But Can't Pay, I Get It. Contact me, And I'lll Send You A Code, No Questions Asked.