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Getting in the Groove: Drumming in the Classroom Elementary-Middle School Curriculum Available from Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher to thousands of popular artists, releases Getting in the Groove: Drumming in the Classroom, an easy-to-use curriculum for teaching children multicultural drumming from across the globe, by Christine Sipes.

Getting in the Groove: Drumming in the Classroom is an up-to-date, easy, timely, and fun way to teach creating and improvising through drumming. The exciting curriculum includes material about drumming all over the world, from West African to Taiko styles. The teacher tips, lessons guides, and detailed explanations make it accessible for non-drummers to teach. Getting in the Groove addresses all types of learning styles and aligns with current teaching methodologies, as well as the National Standards for Music Education.

Click HERE to view sample pages from the book.

Student study guides, quizzes, and teacher answer keys are included, in addition to fun and engaging activity material such as rhythm and instrument flashcards, maps of the various regions discussed in the lessons, and word searches. All rhythms and examples are included on the companion CD for easy teaching and use in the classroom, and book contents are 100% reproducible.

Getting in the Groove: Drumming in the Classroom Book & CD (00-34488) is available for $26.99 at music retail stores and at