In 2010, Trevor began work with the Wichita School District through a program called Art's Partners which brings arts educational programs to elementary and secondary schools. Trevor is currently offering the following school programs...
MUSIC IS EVERYWHERE!
Music is all around the world and inside of us too. This performance program for grades K-8 takes the students on a trip around the world exploring musical instruments from six continents. The students will find each continent on a map and help create a song using some of the instruments. They will choose a key from the musical alphabet, rhythm, emotion and theme or story for the song. This program will work for large audiences and for the classroom. Duration: 45 to 60 minutes.
"We love Trevor's program. We learned so much".
J. Morton, 4th/5th grade, Franklin Elementary, Wichita, KS
"Excellent job of engaging children in learning! Nice job connecting music with geography, transportation, history, etc.! Kid's and teachers really enjoyed it! Thank you!
J. Vance, Music Teacher, Lewis Open Magnet, Wichita, KS
WE CAN IMPROVISE!
This workshop is designed for a music classroom in which students have access to instruments in a pentatonic or diatonic scale including band and orchestra. Other percussive instruments (hand drums and tambourines) are also welcome. The students will help create a theme or story for a song and will take turns improvising music based on the feeling of the song. Duration: 45 minutes.
MUSIC NOW...AND INTO THE FUTURE!
Technology affects they way we listen to music on a day to day basis. This program explores process of recorded music; from it's history to the way our favorite music is recorded today. Trevor has had his musical recordings played on hundreds of radio stations across America and in this program the students will explore the same technology Trevor uses to make his own music; from microphones to computers. The students will help create a song using an electronic drum loop and synthesizers. Students are encouraged to to write, sing or rap lyrics to a song. A CD of the song will be given to the classroom. This workshop is recommended for grades 8-12. Duration: 45 to 60 minutes.
KANSAS IMMIGRANTS DANCE
This program is a duet workshop with folk dancing instructor Joyce Gedraitis. Students will learn dances from around the world of the people who immigrated to Kansas. Trevor accompanies with music performed on instruments that are native to the origins of the dance. Recommended for grades 2-5. Duration: 45 minutes.
For information regarding school program bookings in the Wichita, KS area please visit www.artspartnerswichita.org. For bookings outside of the Wichita area please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Trevor also offers private lessons on guitar, violin, viola and Chapman Stick.
“The future of music may not lie entirely with music itself, but rather in the way it encourages and extends, rather than limits, the aspirations and ideas of the people, in the way it makes itself a part of the finer things that humanity does and dreams of.”- Charles Ives