Welcome to THUNDERFOOTE’S STUDIO!

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AUG 5-9 2019   OCTOBER 7-11 2019   DECEMBER 16-20 2019   FEBRUARY 10-14 2020 MARCH 9-13 2020   MAY 4-8 2020

Are you looking for a high-quality, affordable enrichment program for your school? You've come to the right place!

Thunderfoote and Footnotes Music are known throughout the New England area to have the very best early childhood music classes. We extend that learning for children in Preschool and Elementary Enrichment programs, and can adapt our program for any age, and with Footnotes Music you get amazing musicians who are amazing educators! Contact us to book your next event. 
 

Our school music programs support cognitive, reative, social and emotional development in students and rich experiences that support what they are learning in the classroom. 

Preschool Music Programs 

Schedule monthly, bi-monthly or weekly visits, and we will provide a complete music learning experience that engages children with song, dance, instrument play and rhythm activities. Our teachers are well respected and have experience working with children of all ages. We offer a comprehensive music program that builds on a child's natural curiosity for music. With each visit, we include a wide of variety of musical experiences to keep children engaged and exploring the possibilities that only music can offer. There are five domains of early childhood development (cognitive, gross/fine motor, physical, social/emotional, language) and music connects them all simultaneously!
 

In-School Music Enrichment 

Formerly booked as Rhythm Kids, our facilitators will come to your school and rock the house! Our school programs are hailed by veteran educators and "the one program we can't do without!" Talk about some serious fun! We will take your students on a musical adventure that they will remember for years to come! Combining song, movement, dance, drumming and community, our Footnotes crew will have everyone smiling from ear-to-ear, jamming like there's no tomorrow and connecting the world of music with your students. Your question might be "do you all do...?" And our answer is "yes we do!"
 

In-Service Rhythm Development for Teachers

One of the greatest needs in music education can be the need to strengthen and develop rhythm. Footnotes owner, Tom Foote, has developed an innovative approach to help music educators and teachers to learn, develop, strengthen and build their skills. Using the voice (language, chant, song), the body (movement, dance, folk dance) and rhythm (instruments, drum) combined with multicultural learning methods, you will have the tools needed to take your rhythm skills to the next level. These methods are taught in steps that build on each other and will take you, at whatever skill level, to the next level. Serious fun!

 

Contact Us for rates and scheduling opportunities.

About the instructor:

Dan started playing drums at the age of four and has been rocking ever since! He toured throughout the US and abroad in a variety of genres and is one of the most sought after percussion instructors in New England. His students regularly make all-state, regional and district band. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of The Berklee College of Music, a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant and a three time Boston Music Awards winner. Dan is featured in our workshops and brings lots of energy to every class, allowing all levels to enjoy the wonders of percussion.  

One on one private lessons:

I am happy to work together with you to achieve your musical goals. Many of my students have placed in the National Honors Orchestra, District, Regional, All-State Band as well as secured spots in Jazz Band, Pit Band and Wind Ensemble.

Some students have continued to use their percussion training to perform in various settings (drum line, percussion ensemble, orchestra, national tours, etc.) and at Berklee College of Music, Brown, Dartmouth, Tufts, Carnegie Mellon, Musician's Institute (LA), Harvard and New England Conservatory, among others.

THUNDERFOOTE CIRCLE OF DRUMS: 

A drum circle is an informal gathering of people that join together to experience music and creative expression. Drum circles are formed for a variety of reasons and purposes. Most drum circles are a form of recreational music making.

Recreational music making takes the focus off performing and places it on personal or group development, where music is created at that very moment. Every person is included in the circle and can see all the other participants. All instruments provided by the instructor.

TOURING EXPERIENCE

 United States & Internationally

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Colleges, K-12

AVAILABLE RECORDINGS

 Rhythm Kids, Drum Like and Animal

Contact Dan

Please email thunderfoote@gmail.com for more information.