SEL Awardee

James Peerson

George H. W. Bush Elementary
Dallas Independent School District
Addison, TX
“Our goal is to develop a world music drumming program which provides a positive, structured environment for students to experience face-to-face interaction via shared musical experience. We will utilize an intuitive music making experience as the catalyst for developing students’ understanding of themselves and others. The program is based on Dr. Will Schmid’s (1998) writings on world music drumming. His program was piloted and shown to be successful in multiple cities, cultures and socio-economic environments. This project will utilize drum circle activities to facilitate student positive visual and aural communication via the music making process.”
Tags: Elementary School, Sports & Activity, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban, Use of Space