“Body music strives to be most accessible for everybody by stimulating different forms of intelligence: kinaesthetic, verbal, aural, and visual.
–Geremia Lorenzo Lodi, Project Intuition BodyMusic
ArtistsInspire’s Interactive Online Workshops cover the gamut of visual and performing arts. One unique approach asks participants to bring absolutely nothing, but themselves, to make music! Musician and Teaching Artist Geremia Lodi leads participants in Body Percussion workshops which get participants moving and active to create music. At the juncture between dance and music education, Geremia teaches participants to make rhythm using just their own body – what he calls the origin of rhythm.
As Geremia explains, “Body Percussion is the art that takes music back to its place of origin: the body! It is a way of learning music through movement. It will help you to focus, develop your coordination, and refine your ability to synchronize with others.” As participants invent, interpret and appreciate musical rhythms created by their own bodies, they bolster their LISTENING SKILLS and their CREATIVITY, foundations of good practice in music education.
Music Education Through Moving
Participants revel in the joyful way to experience music while moving, discovering the expressive potential of the body. Workshops introduce children to body percussion through body rhythm sequences, silent movement, words and rhythm, geometric figures and steps, and playful ways of inviting children to create their own rhythm patterns
Whether in person or online, Geremia Lodi’s Body Percussion workshops highlight surprising and innovative ways to implement music education in any classroom, regardless of access to materials or resources. As Geremia enthuses,“we are walking musical instruments, always ready to sound out!”