Number Drummer Workshops

Number Drummer Workshops

Number Drummer Workshops 3 choices… each workshop providing a creative and engaging one-of-a-kind math and music experience. (Max. 48 students or two classrooms per workshop) Workshop 1 | The Drum Machine: Is there a relationship between 2 and 8? What is the connection between division and fractions? What does y=2x sound like? Students experience the relationship of numbers and the connection of different math concepts as they create the ultimate human drum machine. Math Focus: Skip-Counting, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, and Pre-Algebra (ADVANCED: Functions, Ratios, & Proportions) Music Focus: Beat, Rhythm, Timbre, Dynamics, Tempo, and Form. Workshop 2 | Beat-Ball: Basketball integrated workshop that teaches and creates a rhythmic basketball routine using math. Requires large open space (gymnasium ideal). School must also provide basketballs for students to use. Math Focus: Repeated-Addition, Multiplication, Division, and Fractions. Music Focus: Beat, Rhythm, Timbre, Dynamics, Tempo, and Form. Workshop 3
 | The Rhythmic Restaurant: This workshop demonstrates creativity through mathematics. Students practice, perform and present their mathematical rhythms through a creative “real-world” dramatization. Requires space with tables and chairs. Media center ideal. Math Focus: Repeated-Addition, Multiplication, Division, and Fractions. Music Focus: Beat, Rhythm, Timbre, Dynamics, Tempo, and Form.

Use this link to view a video excerpt from this program: https://vimeo.com/numberdrummer/rhythmicrestaurant

Both in-person and virtual (live and pre-recorded) options are available for this program.


Artist Background

Number Drummer creator, Troy Kryzalka, has worked in music and education for over 20 years. Along with being a musician and classroom teacher, Troy has worked in curriculum and instruction as a trainer, coach, and developer.  Number Drummer was created because Troy struggled to learn and understand music the traditional way. Math became his approach for learning music, so naturally it created his method for teaching.  Troy has delivered his Number Drummer program to thousands of students and educators across the US, and has been recognized and awarded by Yale University for his innovative teaching approach.


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