DRUMTASTIC BASIC MINI CURRICULUM

  • Mini but Mighty

    The DRUMTASTIC BASIC MINI CURRICULUM is an introductory version of the DRUMTASTIC BASIC CURRICULUM. It has a well-rounded selection of 15 of the 100 lesson plans from the original DRUMTASTIC BASIC CURRICULUM which align to Physical Education and Music Education National Standards. The program includes one-year subscription to on-line access to the 15 Lesson Plans and their supporting resources, new ideas, updates, and technical support.

  • Evidence Based

    The Drums Alive DRUMTASTIC® program is the original and only evidence-based drumming fitness, health, wellness program based on science and research that provides a “Whole Brain & Whole Body” workout which promotes physical, social, emotional, and cognitive health at all life stages. Drums Alive works directly with research teams around the world to prove the claims we make of its effectiveness. We work with teams of professors, school teachers, and administrators to ensure we were providing practical and useful teaching tools that address the many demands placed on today’s educators.

  • Fun & Engaging

    Drums Alive DRUMTASTIC® makes “Learning through Rhythm and Movement” fun and achievable by anyone, regardless of age, or ability. It is the first physical education and fitness trend that combines drumming, music, movement, and cognition through a multi-modular, cross-curriculum approach that sparks creativity and critical thinking. Unlock the power of drumming, movement, music, and rhythm to improve physical, cognitive, social, and emotional health!

Course curriculum

  • 1
    CHAPTER 1: WELCOME TO THE DRUMTASTIC MINI STARTER KIT
  • 2
    CHAPTER 2: HOW TO LAUNCH & TEACH THE DRUMTASTIC PROGRAM
    • TEACHING ASSISTANCE: HOW TO TEACH DRUMTASTIC
  • 3
    CHAPTER 3: INTRODUCTION LESSONS
    • 3.0 INTRODUCTION LESSONS SUMMARY TABLE
    • 3.1 MANAGEMENT BY THE NUMBERS LESSON PLAN
    • 3.1 MANAGEMENT BY THE NUMBERS (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
    • 3.2 STABILITY BALL LESSON PLAN AND TEACHER CUE CARD
    • 3.2 STABILITY BALL (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
    • 3.3 DRUM HOLDER LESSON PLAN (BUCKET BASE)
    • 3.3 DRUM HOLDER (BUCKET BASE) (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
    • 3.4 DRUMSTICKS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS LESSON PLAN AND TEACHER CUE CARDS
    • 3.4 DRUMSTICKS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS VIDEO
    • 3.4 DRUMSTICKS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
    • 3.4 DRUMSTICKS - EXTRA - DRUMTASTIC TIPS & TRICKS- HOW TO PUT SCARVES ON A DRUMSTICK
  • 4
    CHAPTER 4: RUMBLE (GET WARM QUICKLY) LESSONS
    • 4.0 RUMBLE LESSONS SUMMARY TABLE
    • 4.1 RUMBLE AND RUN LESSON PLAN
    • 4.1 RUMBLE & RUN (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
  • 5
    CHAPTER 5: BALANCE & PROPRIOCEPTION LESSONS
    • 5.0 BALANCE AND PROPRIOCEPTION LESSONS SUMMARY TABLE
    • 5.1 RUMBLE AND BALANCE LESSON PLAN AND TEACHER CUE CARD
    • 5.1 RUMBLE AND BALANCE (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
  • 6
    CHAPTER 6: CHOREOGRAPHY LESSONS
    • 6.0 CHOREOGRAPHY LESSONS SUMMARY TABLE
    • 6.1 ANIMAL-ISTIC LESSON PLAN AND TEACHER CUE CARD
    • 6.1 ANIMAL-ISTIC VIDEO
    • 6.1 ANIMAL-ISTIC (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
    • 6.2 EASY WIPE-OUT LESSON PLAN AND TEACHER CUE CARD
    • 6.2 EASY-WIPE OUT (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
    • 6.3 THE XYLOPHON LESSON PLAN AND TEACHER CUE CARD
    • 6.3 THE XYLOPHONE VIDEO
    • 6.3 THE XYLOPHONE (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
    • 6.4 BRAIN BEATS #1 LESSON PLAN AND TEACHER CUE CARD
    • 6.4 BRAIN BEATS #1 VIDEO
    • 6.4 BRAIN BEATS 1 (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
    • 6.5 CREATE YOUR OWN EASY BEATS CHOREOGRAPHY
  • 7
    CHAPTER 7: INTERVAL FITNESS FUN LESSONS
    • 7.0 INTERVAL FITNESS FUN LESSONS SUMMARY TABLE
    • 7.1 INTERVAL FITNESS FUN#2 LESSON PLAN AND TEACHER CUE CARD
    • 7.1 INTERVAL FITNESS FUN#2 (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
  • 8
    CHAPTER 8: BRAIN BEATS (IMPROVE COGNITIVE FUNCTION) LESSONS
    • 8.0 BRAIN BEATS (IMPROVE COGNITIVE FUNCTION) LESSONS SUMMARY TABLE
    • 8.1 DRUMTASTIC CHANT LESSON PLAN
    • 8.1 DRUMS ALIVE CHANT VIDEO
    • 8.1 DRUMTASTIC CHANT (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
  • 9
    CHAPTER 9: MUSIC, RHYTHM & DRUMMING LESSONS
    • 9.0 MUSIC, RHYTHM & DRUMMING LESSONS SUMMARY TABLE
    • 9.1 RHYTHM CARDS LESSON PLAN
    • 9.1 RHYTHM CARDS VIDEO (SEE 9.1 RHYTHM CARDS SUPPORTING RESOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL VIDEOS)
    • 9.1 RHYTHM CARDS (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
    • 9.2 HAND CLAPPING GAMES LESSON PLAN AND TEACHER CUE CARD
    • 9.2 HAND CLAPPING GAME VIDEO - TIC TAC TOE - SEE 9.2 HAND CLAPPING GAME (SUPPORTING RESOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL VIDEOS)
    • 9.2 HAND CLAPPING GAMES (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
  • 10
    CHAPTER 10: COOL DOWN STRETCH & RELAX LESSONS
    • 10.0 COOL DOWN STRETCH & RELAX LESSONS SUMMARY TABLE
    • 10.1 REACH PAST IT LESSON PLAN AND TEACHER CUE CARD
    • 10.1 REACH PAST IT (SUPPORTING RESOURCES)
  • 11
    DRUMTASTIC MINI TEACHER'S RESOURCE BOX
    • NUMBER CARDS (#1 THROUGH #6)
    • TRAFFIC CARDS (FULL VERSION)
    • RHYTHM CARDS (FULL VERSION)
    • RHYTHM CARD - WHOLE NOTE
    • RHYTHM CARD - HALF NOTE
    • RHYTHM CARD - QUARTER NOTE
    • RHYTHM CARD - EIGHTH NOTE
    • RHYTHM CARD - SIXTEENTH NOTE
    • QUIET AND READY POSITIONS
    • FORMATIONS (CLASSROOM LAYOUTS) - VARIOUS WAYS TO ARRANGE YOUR STUDENTS & EQUIPMENT
    • EASY MATH CARDS (x2 x4 x8 ÷2 ÷4 ÷8)
    • LOCOMOTOR SKILLS - EVEN AND UNEVEN RHYTHMS
    • DRUMMING CARDS - FIT CLIXX (DRUMSTICKS ONLY) - DRUMMING
    • DRUMMING CARDS - FIT CLIXX (DRUMSTICKS ONLY) - STRETCHING
    • DRUMMING CARDS - ONE DRUM - DRUMMING
    • DRUMMING CARDS - ONE DRUM DRUMMING - STRENGTH
    • DRUMMING CARDS - ONE DRUM - STABILITY BALL ONLY
    • DRUMMING CARDS - TWO DRUM / SPLIT-DRUMMING
    • DRUMMING CARDS - THREE DRUMS
  • 12
    DRUMTASTIC TEACHER ASSISTANCE & OPTIONAL MEDIA DOWNLOADS
    • DRUMTASTIC MEDIA DOWNLOADS SUMMARY TABLE
    • DRUMTASTIC MUSIC DYNAMIC CARDS
    • DRUMTASTIC DRUMMING TEMPO CARDS
    • DRUMTASTIC LEVEL CARDS (HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW)
    • RATE OF PERCEIVED EXERTION
    • KARVONEN FORMULA
    • FIND AND TAKE YOUR PULSE
    • ACTIVITY CARDS FOR FIRE, WATER, ICE TEACHER CUE CARD
    • ACTIVITY CARDS FOR ANIMAL-ISTIC LESSON PLAN
    • HOW TO PUT SCARVES ON THE DRUMSTICKS
    • DRUMTASTIC BOOKMARK
    • DRUMTASTIC ACRONYM POSTER (TABLOID SIZE - 11 X 17 inches)
    • DRUMTASTIC ACRONYM POSTER (SIZE A4 - 8.27 × 11.69 inches)
    • DRUMTASTIC ACRONYM POSTER (SIZE A3 - 11.69 x 16.53 inches)
    • DRUMTASTIC ACRONYM POSTER Version 2 - Colorful - (SIZE A3 - 11.69 x 16.53 inches)
    • BE DRUMTASTIC POSTER (EXPECTATIONS) (TABLOID SIZE - 11 X 17 inches)
    • BE DRUMTASTIC EXPECTATION INDIVIDUAL SHEETS (STUDENT AGREEMENT)
    • DRUMTASTIC PERFORMANCE RUBRIC
    • DRUMTASTIC TEACHER ASSESSMENT SHEET
    • DRUMTASTIC STUDENT ASSESSMENT SHEET
    • DRUMTASTIC LETTER TO PARENT (SUGGESTED TEMPLATE)
    • DRUMTASTIC PERMISSION SHEET (SUGGESTED TEMPLATE)
  • 13
    DRUMTASTIC MUSIC
    • _1 Sensation de Samba (Drumming Fun)
    • _2 Kids Drum Oh Yeahhhhh (Drumming Fun)
    • _3 Snake Charmer Slow 104 BPM (Drumming Fun)
    • _4 Snake Charmer Fast 130 Bpm (Drumming Fun)
    • _5 Drum Dance (Drumming Fun)
    • _6 Waves (Drumming Fun)
    • _1 Drum in Moll (Interval Fitness)
    • _2 Drum in Moll _ Bang (Interval Fitness)
    • _3 Drum in Moll _ Countdown (Interval Fitness)
    • _1 Whole Note
    • _2 Half Note
    • _3 Quarter Note
    • _4 Eighth Note
    • _5 Sixteenth Note
    • _1 DESERT DREAMS (Cool Down)
  • 14
    INDEX: DRUMMING CARDS & FORMATION CARDS LIST
    • THIS INDEX SERVES AS A REPOSITORY
    • 01-NEW QUIET & READY POSITION CARDS (USA Letter)-RABBIT EARS
    • 02-NEW QUIET & READY POSITION CARDS (USA Letter)-READY-POSITION-1
    • 03-NEW QUIET & READY POSITION CARDS (USA Letter)-READY-POSITION-2
    • 04-NEW QUIET & READY POSITION CARDS (USA Letter)-MARTIAN
    • 05-NEW QUIET & READY POSITION CARDS (USA Letter)-ELEPHANT
    • 06-NEW QUIET & READY POSITION CARDS (USA Letter)-UNICORN
    • 07-NEW QUIET & READY POSITION CARDS (USA Letter)-WALRUS
    • 08-NEW QUIET & READY POSITION CARDS (USA Letter)-SOLDIER-ATTENTION
    • 09-NEW QUIET & READY POSITION CARDS (USA Letter)-STOP
    • 06-FIT_CLIXX__DRUMMING_Circle-Walk-Left
    • 07-FIT_CLIXX__DRUMMING_Circle-Walk-Right
    • 19-FIT_CLIXX__DRUMMING_Heel-Click-Left
    • 20-FIT_CLIXX__DRUMMING_Heel-Click-Right
    • 21-FIT_CLIXX__DRUMMING_Heel-Click-Right and Left
    • 24-FIT_CLIXX__DRUMMING_Jump&Clicks
    • 35-FIT_CLIXX__DRUMMING_Lunge Floor Beats Combo
    • 36-FIT_CLIXX__DRUMMING_Lunge Floor Beats Left
    • 37-FIT_CLIXX__DRUMMING_Lunge Floor Beats Right
    • 40-FIT_CLIXX__DRUMMING_Overhead Click Feet Together
    • 41-FIT_CLIXX__DRUMMING_Overhead Click Stride Position
    • 48-FIT_CLIXX__DRUMMING_Scissor & Click
    • 01-Drum and Stretch-FIT-CLIXX-STRETCH-Click&ReachForward
    • 05-Drum and Stretch-FIT-CLIXX-STRETCH-OverHeadClicks(Stride)
    • 06-Drum and Stretch-FIT-CLIXX-STRETCH-Stretch&DrumCombo
    • 07-Drum and Stretch-FIT-CLIXX-STRETCH-Split Stretch and Drum Left
    • 08-Drum and Stretch-FIT-CLIXX-STRETCH-Split Stretch and Drum Right
    • 10-Drum and Stretch-FIT-CLIXX-STRETCH-Stretch and Reach Combo
    • 11-Drum and Stretch-FIT-CLIXX-STRETCH-Stretch and Reach Left
    • 12-Drum and Stretch-FIT-CLIXX-STRETCH-Stretch and Reach Right
    • 13-Drum and Stretch-FIT-CLIXX-STRETCH-The Wave
    • 05 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-CIRCLE-SIDE-SLIDE-LEFT
    • 06 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-CIRCLE-SIDE-SLIDE-RIGHT
    • 07 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-CIRCLE-WALK-LEFT
    • 08 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-CIRCLE-WALK-RIGHT
    • 09 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-DOUBLE-BEATS
    • 15 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-FLOOR-BEATS
    • 19 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-OVERHEAD-CLICKS
    • 26 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-RUMBLE-RIGHT
    • 25 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-RUMBLE-LEFT
    • 27 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-RUMBLE-RIGHT AND LEFT
    • 37 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-SINGLE-BEATS-LEFT
    • 38 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-SINGLE-BEATS-RIGHT
    • 39 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-SINGLE-BEATS-RIGHT AND LEFT
    • 40 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-SKATER-LEFT
    • 41 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-SKATER-RIGHT
    • 42 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-SKATER-RIGHT AND LEFT
    • 43 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-SKIER-LEFT
    • 44 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-SKIER-RIGHT
    • 45 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING-SKIER-RIGHT AND LEFT
    • 02 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING STRENGTH (SITTING ON FLOOR)-OVERHEAD-CLICKS
    • 04 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING STRENGTH (SITTING ON FLOOR)-ROLL-DOWN-SINGLE-BEATS
    • 05 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING STRENGTH (SITTING ON FLOOR)-TWIST-AND-DRUM-LEFT
    • 06 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING STRENGTH (SITTING ON FLOOR)-TWIST-AND-DRUM-RIGHT
    • 07 ONE-DRUM-DRUMMING STRENGTH (SITTING ON FLOOR)-TWIST-AND-DRUM-RIGHT AND LEFT
    • 01 ONE-DRUM-STABILITY-BALL-ONLY-BACK-EXTENSION
    • 10 ONE-DRUM-STABILITY-BALL-ONLY-PUSH-UPS
    • 07 TWO-DRUM-SPLIT-DRUMMING-DEEP-POWER-LUNGE-LEFT
    • 08 TWO-DRUM-SPLIT-DRUMMING-DEEP-POWER-LUNGE-RIGHT
    • 09 TWO-DRUM-SPLIT-DRUMMING-DEEP-POWER-LUNGE-RIGHT AND LEFT
    • 19 TWO-DRUM-SPLIT-DRUMMING-JUMPING-JACKS
    • 25 TWO-DRUM-SPLIT-DRUMMING-OPEN-DOUBLES-STRIDE
    • 26 TWO-DRUM-SPLIT-DRUMMING-OPEN-SINGLES-STRIDE
    • 27 TWO-DRUM-SPLIT-DRUMMING-OVERHEAD-CLICKS-FEET-TOGETHER
    • 28 TWO-DRUM-SPLIT-DRUMMING-OVERHEAD-CLICKS-STRIDE
    • 29 TWO-DRUM-SPLIT-DRUMMING-POWER-DOUBLES-LEFT
    • 30 TWO-DRUM-SPLIT-DRUMMING-POWER-DOUBLES-RIGHT
    • 31 TWO-DRUM-SPLIT-DRUMMING-POWER-DOUBLES-RIGHT AND LEFT
    • 15 THREE-DRUM-DRUMMING-DOUBLE-BEATS
    • 33 THREE-DRUM-DRUMMING-SIDE-DRUM-LEFT
    • 34 THREE-DRUM-DRUMMING-SIDE-DRUM-RIGHT
    • 35 THREE-DRUM-DRUMMING-SIDE-DRUM-RIGHT AND LEFT
    • 41 THREE-DRUM-DRUMMING-STEP-OUT-LUNGE-SINGLE-BEATS-LEFT
    • 42 THREE-DRUM-DRUMMING-STEP-OUT-LUNGE-RIGHT AND LEFT
    • 43 THREE-DRUM-DRUMMING-STEP-OUT-LUNGE-SINGLE-BEATS-RIGHT
    • 02-FORMATIONS B&W 1(DRUMSETS-WINDOWS)
    • 02-FORMATIONS B&W 1(DRUMSETS-WINDOWS)
    • 03-FORMATIONS B&W 1(DRUMSETS-SCATTERED)
    • 04-FORMATIONS B&W 1(DRUMSETS-TWO-ROWS-FACING-EACH-OTHER)
    • 09-FORMATIONS B&W 1(LARGE CIRCLE)
    • 16-FORMATIONS B&W 1(LARGE CIRCLE DRUM SETS)
    • 26-FORMATIONS B&W 1(SPLIT DRUM ROWS FACING FORWARD)
    • 35-FORMATIONS B&W 1(FITCLIXX-MILITARY BLOCK)
    • 36-FORMATIONS B&W 1(FITCLIXX-TWO-ROWS-FACING-EACH-OTHER)
    • 38-FORMATIONS B&W 1(FITCLIXX-SCATTERED)
    • 40-FORMATIONS B&W 1(FITCLIXX-CIRCLE)
    • 44-FORMATIONS B&W 1(DRUM HOLDER-SCATTERED)
    • 47-FORMATIONS B&W 1(FITCLIXX-SCATTERED-SEATED)

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    Drums Alive CD + online access to 15 Lesson Plans and their supporting resources which include streaming film clips and activity demonstrations, choreography videos, music, and ongoing support and ideas for a one-year subscription time period.

  • KIT SET OPTION B = $257

    Drums Alive CD + online access to 15 Lesson Plans and their supporting resources which include streaming film clips and activity demonstrations, choreography videos, music, and ongoing support and ideas for a one-year subscription time period + a printed Teacher's Manual.

  • KIT SET OPTION C = $447

    Drums Alive CD + online access to 15 Lesson Plans and their supporting resources which include streaming film clips and activity demonstrations, choreography videos, music, and ongoing support and ideas for a one-year subscription time period + a printed Teacher's Manual + printed Teacher's Resource Materials printed on card stock with divider tabs enclosed in a carrying case.

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