Bring Ken Dalluge and Julian Gerstin, together or separately, to your high school, middle school, or college for workshops, ensembles and master classes.

Workshops (for all instruments)

Concepts of Rhythm: Suspension and Shape
Concepts of Rhythm: Polyrhythm
Rhythmic Improvisation on Melodic Instruments
Rhythm in Songs: Melody, Accompaniment and Arrangement (college only)

Percussion and song ensembles:

Brazil, Cuba, Ghana

Master Classes:

Brazilian, Afrocuban, Ghanaian, salsa percussion
Jazz, Latin and rock drumset
Jazz improvisation and accompaniment for drumset & percussion

Our school programs are each one to one-and-a-half hours, or you can combine them into half-day, one day, or longer residencies. Programs will help your students to

  • Perform and read rhythm accurately
  • Appreciate rhythm as an essential part of improvisation and melody
  • Use rhythm creatively in improvisation and composition
  • Understand how rhythm works in many styles of U.S. and world music

These programs target specific high school/middle school proficiency and advanced standards and advanced standards. For a full schedule of how each program meets Vermont and California standards, see the links below. If you are from a state other than California or Vermont, we will craft a similar schedule for you upon request.

College Workshops, Ensembles and Residencies

High School and Middle School Workshops, Ensembles and Residencies

School Programs and Vermont Standards

School Programs and California Standards

Also available – Teacher Training Workshops