At the Center for World Music we are working from home to fulfill our mission of bringing world music and dance to our community. As part of this effort, we’re happy to offer our Living Room Learning program to your family, learning pod/small learning community, or your entire school.
Our teaching artists have been busy producing a wide range of interactive world music and dance video lessons for kids. These contain vocabulary, songs, storytelling, movement, clapping rhythms, background on the music, language and culture, and more. With an emphasis on student interaction, our teaching artists invite your children to sing, move, and clap along.
We provide a detailed written study guide to accompany each of these lessons. The study guides will help parents, educational leaders, or classroom teachers prepare children to participate in each lesson. Prompts for follow-up discussion and activities are also included.
Please contact us to purchase any of these lessons for your family, learning pod, or school.
Younger Elementary Lessons
Hawai‘i: Music & Dance with Anthony Ka‘uka Stanley
Ireland: Music & Culture with Máirtín de Cógáin
Brazil: Music & Rhythm with Stefanie Schmitz
The Cayman Islands: Kitchen Band Music with Miss Nati
India: Odissi Dance with Shibani Patnaik
Brazil: Music & Storytelling with Claudia Lyra
Older Elementary and Middle School Lessons
Spain: Movement & Rhythm with Lakshmi Basile
Appalachia: Fiddle & Banjo with Clinton Davis
India: Tabla Drumming with Miles Shrewsbery
Zimbabwe: Music & Culture with Piwai
This lesson features Piwai & Garit Imhoff
Hawaiʻi: Dance & Culture with Anthony Kaʻuka Stanley
Anthony Kaʻuka Stanley artist profile
Indonesia: Balinese Chanting with Hirotaka Inuzuka & Matthew Clough-Hunter
Hirotaka Inuzuka artist profile
Brazil: Rhythm & Song with Stefanie Schmitz
Stefanie Schmitz artist profile
Southern Philippines: Music & Dance with the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble
|One Family||Learning Pods (Multiple Families)||Schools*|
|One Video Lesson||$15||$50||$300|
|Five Video Lessons||$60||$200||$1,200|
|Ten Video Lessons||$100||$300||$2,000|
|Hybrid Live/Video Lessons†||$150||$250||$350|
All lessons include a written guide for use by parents or classroom teachers
*Please contact us for pricing for Title I schools
†With live artist hosting, per event
This educational program is made possible in part by the support of the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and generous private donors.
Your tax-deductible donation enables us to create opportunities for audiences young and old to learn about cultures from around the globe through the traditional performing arts.