Progressive Percussion & Mindfulness

Artist: Hector Morales

Type: Professional Learning

Program Availability: In-Person, Virtual


Experience and explore different ways in which percussion music can enrich Social Emotional Learning (SEL) practices in your classroom. Participants will hear and see work samples created by students and teachers who experienced in-person, virtual and hybrid formats of the Young Audiences Progressive Percussion & Mindfulness residency with Hector Morales. Participants will identify and share emotional and sensory vocabulary, as well as co-create meditative music and a meditation. Participants will imagine different applications for the needs of individual classrooms, while considering the collective impact on school climate and culture. No musical background is necessary to be able to enjoy and/or implement the techniques presented in this session.


In-Person or Virtual

Recommended Participants

  • Educators
  • Arts Specialists

Learning Intentions

Educators will:

  • Identify and share emotional vocabulary.
  • Experience a meditative music and movement experience.
  • Co-creating meditative music.
  • Apply language of the senses to co-create a meditation.
  • Identify one percussion and mindfulness ritual to use in their teaching and learning practice.

YA Connections

  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Creating; Anchor Standard 1: Conceptualizing & Generating Ideas
  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Responding
  • Anchor Standard 7: Perceiving and Analyzing Products
  • Culturally Responsive Practice
  • Social Emotional Learning – Transformative

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders

  • Standard 3: Equity & Culture

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $1400

Additional Fees: In-Person Program Travel Fee - $95 per day; Virtual Program Technology Fee - $45; (On-Demand programs are not charged travel or tech fees)


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: (1) 90-min Session (Additional time available at $300/hour)

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 1

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th



Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

SEL: Social Emotional Learning

Visual & Performing Arts