If you love our Mann Music Room: Learn series and are looking for a more structured way of implementing these lessons in your child's instruction, you're in the right place! Our newest partnership with Satell Institute-Nonprofit Partners Youth Enrichment Series (YES) brings you three curated courses surrounding new music and cultures, including: Performing Arts from Around the Globe—A Celebration of Culture, Voices of Hope: Explorations in Black Artistry, and Instruments from Around the World—Make a Global Noise.
For four weeks, students will asynchronously explore the music and dance from different cultures, culminating in an interactive discussion on the cultural impact of music and dance around the world, their favorite takeaways, and more. With each course, they will find a rich catalog of culturally diverse digital content and videos accompanied by quizzes and interactive student guides for each episode to deepen the virtual experience.
Performing Arts from Around the Globe
In Performing Arts from Around the Globe—A Celebration of Culture, students will enjoy exploring diverse music and performance styles from around the globe. From Indian dance to the traditional music and dance from Puerto Rico, students will learn about global cultures through movement and sound.
- Week 1: Puerto Rican Bomba
- Week 2: Three Aksha
- Week 3: Balinese Dance
- Week 4: West African Rhythm & Dance
Voices of Hope: Explorations in Black Artistry
In Voices of Hope: Explorations in Black Artistry, students will enjoy exploring music and performance styles rooted in Black artistry. With themes of love, hope, social justice, communities, and how we come together to grow stronger, Voices of Hope celebrates the importance of black artists in the community and the significance of this artistry worldwide.
- Week 1: West African Rhythm & Dance
- Week 2: Gospel
- Week 3: Jazz
- Week 4: Hip Hop
Instruments from Around the World
In Instruments from Around the World—Make a Global Noise, students will enjoy exploring various musical instruments from all over the world, from ancient string instruments to drums and brass instruments.
- Week 1: String Quartet
- Week 2: Indian Veena
- Week 3: Syrian Magam Scale
- Week 4: Brass Band