THE MUSIC CENTER OFFSTAGE
The Music Center Offstage is a virtual destination that takes you beyond the curtain and brings the beauty, magic and creativity of the arts into your home.
Composing and Practicing Rhythms with Andrew Grueschow
Compose and perform your own rhythmic compositions with Music Center Teaching Artist Andrew Grueschow. Building on his first video, Andrew guides you on strategies to notate rhythms in a way to create endless variations. This lesson is ideal for grade K-8.
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About Our Teaching Artist
Andrew Grueschow is a LA-based percussionist with an interest in music the world over. He has traveled to Ghana, West Africa several times, studying the music of the Ewe and Dagombas, and recorded traditional drumming for Zadonu Records. Andrew is a member of the Hands On'Semble, an award-winning percussion ensemble, and the Zadonu African Music and Dance Company, featured on the “ALI” soundtrack. He has also performed with Adam Rudolph’s “Go: Organic Orchestra”, Lian Ensemble, and Vinny Golia’s “Large Ensemble”. Andrew has performed in Germany, Brazil, Ghana, Taiwan, and throughout the U.S.