Drumming Up the Fun
March 13, 2021, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Melissa Blum has over 25 years’ experience teaching music at the pre-K, elementary, middle school, and adult levels. She is a Vice President at West Music, where she is Director of National Sales and Service and an Educational Consultant for early childhood products and World Music Drumming. She developed and writes curriculum for Sing & Play & Learn Today!, West Music’s early childhood music and movement program, bringing music classes to children ages 6 months through 5 years and their families.
Melissa has been a member of the World Music Drumming Faculty since 2009, creating the curriculum and teaching the Drumming Up the Fun! workshop, for teachers of children ages 3-8. Melissa has facilitated World Music Drumming ensembles as a team-building exercise at a variety of corporate and community events for children and adults, and is a clinician for state music conferences, Orff chapter workshops, daycare/preschool providers, public school professional development events, and ECMM educators on the topic of incorporating developmentally appropriate music activities in the pre-k- grade 2 classroom setting.