"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy, but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning."
"Being able to inspire to learn is a gift. Those who choose the path
of education share a common bond to bettering ourselves and the lives of those
we teach. Improving one improves all. Music has too long been underestimated for
its' ability to reach brain function and learning on all levels. Integrating music
curriculum with sequential teaching systems is essential for basic human development."
- Aaron Plunkett
"Music & Percussion From Around
My name is Aaron Plunkett. I have dedicated my life to studying, learning and
teaching world cultures through percussion and drumming. I have an extensive educational
background as well as a long list of accolades in performance and studio work
including the recent box office hit "Titanic." I spent two years traveling the
world in order to gain the understanding and cultural knowledge needed to create
a learning system that would inspire and motivate my students to not only learn
how to play an instrument but, would teach language, math and the desire to learn
about themselves and about cultures. In my program music teaches math and language
while gaining respect and understanding of culture and history.
Aaron Plunkett is the founder of the Ojai
Valley Whale Society , a non-profit organization dedicated to exhuming, recreating
and preserving California's first two fossilized 25,000,000 year old toothed,
baleen whales, "Louie
and Wendell Plunkettsaurus," Ojaicetus plunkettdentus.
See fossil photos
The following is a sample outline and follow-up assignments with regard to
the educational program, Percussion From Around the World.
This program coupled with audience participation demonstrates the playing of
several instruments and musical styles. It emphasizes how music can serve as a
universal form of communication and act as a method for improving self-awareness
» COURSE OUTLINE
The program is designed to be flexible and suitable for elementary thru high
school and college level students.
For further information please Email: plunkett@World-Beats.com
Telephone: (818) 569-5465
Fax: (805)640-7455 or (323)258-1999