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

Anthony Ka‘uka Stanley Artist Profile

Mexico: Music & Dance with Son de San Diego

This lesson features Eduardo García & Cindy Carbajal.

South Africa: Music & Culture with Nomsa Burkhardt

Nomsa Burkhardt Artist Profile

Iran: Rhythm & Melody with Kourosh Taghavi

Kourosh Taghavi Artist Profile

Ireland: Music & Culture with Máirtín de Cógáin

Máirtín de Cógáin Artist Profile

Brazil: Music & Rhythm with Stefanie Schmitz

Stefanie Schmitz Artist Profile

The Cayman Islands: Kitchen Band Music with Miss Nati

Natasha Kozaily Artist Profile

India: Odissi Dance with Shibani Patnaik

Shibani Patnaik Artist Profile

Brazil: Music & Storytelling with Claudia Lyra

Claudia Lyra Artist Profile


Older Elementary and Middle School Lessons

Spain: Movement & Rhythm with Lakshmi Basile

Lakshmi Basile (“La Chimi”) Artist Profile

Appalachia: Fiddle & Banjo with Clinton Davis

Clinton Davis Artist Profile

India: Tabla Drumming with Miles Shrewsbery

Miles Shrewsbery Artist Profile

South Africa: Music & Culture with Nomsa Burkhardt

Nomsa Burkhardt Artist Profile

Mexico: Music & Dance with Son de San Diego

This lesson features Eduardo García & Cindy Carbajal.

Iran: Rhythm & Melody with Kourosh Taghavi

Kourosh Taghavi Artist Profile

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


Pricing for Spring 2021 Series

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
*Contact us for pricing for Title I schools
†With live artist hosting, per event


California Arts Council          National Endowment for the Arts

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.