My name is Jennifer Runck and I teach high school band and general music at Orono High School. When I found out that the course World Music and Drumming was going to be a part of my teaching load, I had a lot of work to do in terms of curriculum planning and resource gathering. Even though I was trained in world music and percussion and have experience teaching elementary/middle school general music, I did not feel as prepared to teach an African drumming class at the high school level. I spent a lot of time finding my own resources and modifying existing curriculum to fit my students' needs. There are just so many resources out there for band and not a whole lot of resources for teaching high school age students.
I created this website to help other educators modify the World Drumming Curriculum for their high school students and provide general music help for teachers at the high school level.
I hope you find this site to be helpful!