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Caribbean Drum Circle with Joseph Peck
Enter the Caribbean Drum Circle with Music Center Teaching Artist Joseph Peck and learn how the instruments of "The Engine Room" make up the rhythmic heartbeat of a steel drum band. This lesson is ideal for grades 2-8.
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The Rhythmic Scale
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About our Teaching Artist
Joseph Peck is a musician, educator, and producer of music and educational programs featuring the steel drum instrument. He attended Wichita State University, where he earned his degree in Music Education. In 1996, he traveled to Trinidad, the birthplace of the steel drum, and performed with Potential Symphony (a 120-member steel drum band) for the Panorama National Steel band Competition. Joseph went on to direct the Steel Pan Orchestra and teach World Music at Wichita State University. As an accredited artist with the Missouri Arts Council and Wichita Arts Partners, a division of Young Audiences, Joseph has conducted numerous performances and educational workshops.