Creative Expression • Joy • Laughter • Resilience

Drumming, without expectations of perfection or mastery, reduces self-judgment and performance anxiety and, thus, encourages a growth mindset that is essential to learning, participation in the classroom, and academic achievement.

Call now to learn more about the Rhythm Muse Learning Classroom Program (909) 831-3926
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Are your students experiencing:

Difficulties focusing and listening?
A lack of desire to learn?
Trouble recognizing anxiety on tests?
Difficulties calming themselves in times of stress?

We've got a classroom program built for schools just like yours

Rhythm Muse Learning teaches:

Core social and emotional skills in their class and school environment
Improved focus and listening
Improvement with cooperation and leadership
Self-awareness and awareness of others
Brain-power and critical thinking
Health and well-being of our students and school environment.
Opportunities to practice expressing empathy and gratitude
Skills for making better decisions in times of stress
Increased skills for stress reduction and decreased barriers to learning

Call now to find out more about the Rhythm Muse Classroom Program

Bring expression, resilience and change to your school!

We also provide teacher training in Social Emotional Learning techniques:

Your teachers will learn how to use Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom to communicate when words aren’t working, strengthen relationships, and develop problem-solving skills. This includes hands on materials, language and rhythm instruction.

The Rhythm Muse Classroom Program

Rhythm Muse offers the SEL curriculum which is evidence-based and has shown local school success in L.A. Unified and Santa Ana. The activities are taken from group drumming and group counseling. It is a weekly 40-45 min session to reduces behavior related to inattention, stress, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity and sluggish cognitive tempo. The program is intended to model and teach social emotional skills and provides ways to manage emotions, increase self-awareness and empathy toward others thereby improving school climate.

This program is accessible to all levels of ability, all cultures, languages, and peer groups. It is one of the most inclusive, evidence-based methods of improving social emotional skills through group drumming and is designed to blend effectively with your existing SEL curriculum.

Student Curriculum

8 Sessions (45 minute each)
Introduction to Rhythm Circle
Focus, Listening Skills, Positive Behavior
Focus, Listening, Team Building, Positive Risk-Taking
Focus, Listening, Self-Esteem, Awareness of Others
Focus, Listening, Leadership, Sense of Self, Awareness of Others
Focus, Listening, Expressing Feelings, Managing Anger
Focus, Listening, Leadership, Managing Stress
Focus, Listening, Leadership, Empathy, Gratitude
Bonus Session: Review
Focus and Listening, Positive Behavior, Awareness of Others, Expressing Feelings, Leadership, Team Building, Positive Risk Taking
Percussion instruments provided for up to 32 participants per session

Teacher Training

1 Session (3.5 hours)
Helping educators and community arts professionals deliver process-oriented arts experiences in the classroom environment to improve emotional well-being, the social climate, and the learning environment.
Basic Delivery Guidelines
Set up & Facilitator Hand Signals
Language of Observing: I see, I notice, I wonder
Tips on playing drums: Cowbell & Clave technique, Shakers
Guided Practice Activities
Body Percussion, Call and Response, Name Game, Affirmations, Calming breath, Comfort Place, Drum Call, Drum Wave, Needs /Feelings activity, Give/Receive activity, Allowing the Groove, Leadership/Facilitation of Group Gratitude and Reflection, Rumble
Guidelines for Management
Managing Activities, Managing Behavior, Managing Logistics
Create Open-ended Questions, Likert-Scale Questions

Call now to find out more about the Rhythm Muse Classroom Program

Bring expression, resilience and change to your school!

About the Teacher/Facilitator, Jennifer Vallely, M.A. Ed.

Jennifer believes that the arts bring out each persons unique inner expressions revealing what’s going on inside, and in the inherent need for all of us to connect with others. That connection encompasses acceptance, appreciation, belonging, empathy and the undeniable need for understanding and being understood. Drumming and rhythm activities increase confidence and bring the calm, freedom and inspiration to continue showing up daily.

Jennifer has been a teacher for over 25 years and is a life-long learner. She is curious for more knowledge base and experiences that keep her pursuing the self-expression, authentic communication and a growth mindset. Jennifer facilitates drumming in the Inland Empire, Orange County and teaches locally for MSJC.

  • Master of Arts Education/TESOL
  • CTC Certificated Teacher; Bilingual English/Spanish
  • UCLArts & Healing: Social Emotional Arts (SEA) Certificate

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