The Language of Drumming

Artist: Josh Robinson

Type: Workshops / Residencies

Program Availability: In-Person

  • The Language of Drumming with Josh Robinson
  • The Language of Drumming with Josh Robinson


Students play, compose, conduct, and perform traditional and student-composed original percussion music using congas, bells, shakers, guiros, found objects, and various sound effects or “toys.” Along the way they develop communication skills that are vital to playing music with others, such as eye contact and focused listening. The emphasis is on the teamwork and awareness required to play in an ensemble, with a student conductor leading the way. Finally, students compose short “rhythm poems,” individually and in small trios or quartets.

Program options:


Please fill out this inquiry form or call 866-500-9265 for more information. (Virtual programs are not charged a travel fee.)

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $620

Travel Fee: $95 per day (virtual and on-demand programs are not charged for travel)


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: 45 min.

Appropriate For Grade(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th



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