The Education Committee began in 2003 as a result of a meeting between interested TMA 149 members who wanted to promote music education in our school system. Different areas include an Instrument Bank and Development of Enrichment Programs. The committee has met numerous times with a view to advancing these objectives.
We are pleased that our committee includes members who have been involved in the school system for many years, and others with impressive teaching or varied professional credentials. The committee has created pilot programs for elementary schools featuring the basics of rhythm and the basics of vocal technique. We have these programs available for young children up to high school, all working within the Ontario School Curriculum.
TMA Education Committee Presents Rhythm Workshop:
North York Central Library (NYCL)
The TMA Music Education Committee, in cooperation with Second Line Music and the North York Library, presented a rhythm workshop at the NYCL. The presentation featured TMA member, master African drummer Waleed Abdulhamid, as part of the Library's 2010 March Break activities.
Vocalist Kathleen Eyman presented very successful program, with 2 young assistants, for 150 babies, toddlers and mothers! Kathleen's creative use of costume and music, captured all eyes and ears of a challenging audience.