My classroom is performance oriented with a stage, a full set of risers, and more instruments than you would expect in the average elementary classroom. We make music with our own hands and breath, and we do it well. I'm in my fifth year at this school, and in the time I've been here, my students have become multi-instrumentalists on the bass, mandolin, piano, and drums. Some students like to switch around between the instruments, while others have "specialized" and concentrate all their learning on just one. Either way is fine by me, as long as they're learning and enjoying music and school.
My students are performers and doers. We do not just watch YouTube videos to see others enjoying the thrill of making actual music with their own hands and breath. We are eager to play anything and everything we can get our hands on! While we have a drum kit, a set of tubanos, and some bongos, we have no congas to provide that deep, two-toned sound that can inspire so much creativity!
This conga set with stand will provide my students another way to practice their physical skills while participating in the making of music from many different cultures and styles.
Besides the bongos (which have a mottled green/blue color pattern to match these congas perfectly) we have no other instruments with a high and low tone together. Having two tones to improvise around will help my students become more creative in using both sounds to create the great grooves they are learning to do. This conga set will add a new voice and dimension to our dum circle and general music making time.
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