Ritmo en Español (Rhythm, Percussion and Spanish)

Date(s) - 05/10/2021
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

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Center for Creative Education


“Ritmo en Español” (6+) Roberto Rodriguez

“Ritmo en Español” is playful and conversational. It is based on comprehensible input, which is how we learned our first language so well. Results are immediate with this kinesthetic and enjoyable technique. Renowned composer and drummer Roberto Rodriguez, a native of Havana, Cuba, is introducing a technique of learning Spanish by connecting the voice with the body. Students recite the language in rhythmic patterns and exercises while using the hands to express the rhythm and sounds of the language. This approach facilitates the fluid expression of Spanish by making training wheels of the hands and bringing the experience out of the head and into the body. Roberto also applies ear training and music appreciation skills to accomplish full immersion speaking and singing the the Spanish language.