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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

16 S. Walton AveTarpon Springs, FL 34689

About

We are looking for volunteers to help expand the The Rhythmic Arts Project here at The Arc Tampa Bay during day the program for our consumers at our Tarpon Center. It is a fun program Using Rhythms to Teach Academics and Life Skills with drums. Mostly it's about having fun. No skill needed we have our volunteers at the Clearwater ready and willing to help train you. Also to share what joy they have gained from leading the consumers in the drumming program.

Brief info on program below or visit www.traponline.com

The Rhythmic Arts Project

Using Rhythms to Teach Academics and Life Skills By Eddie Tuduri,

The Rhythmic Arts Project educates individuals with Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities by embracing a curriculum that encompasses rhythm as a modality to address basic
life and learning skills as well as reading, writing and arithmetic. There is always a need for
innovative teaching in our society. The Rhythmic Arts Project accomplishes this by other than
conventional means. Introducing this rhythmic concept gives the participants a fun way to
approach basic life skills and scholastics that is as enjoyable to learn, as it is to teach; a win-win
situation all around.
SKILLS ADDRESSED
The TRAP program has been successful in addressing cognitive, emotional, and physical
disabilities. Through inventive exercises, the program teaches and enhances skills such as:
maintaining focus, using memory, socialization, turn taking, sequencing, sign language, Laterality,
developing leadership, recognition and use of numbers, shapes, and colors, spatial awareness,
fine and gross motor coordination, following instructions, and communication. Group teaching
occurs in an environment that is supportive, cooperative and fun, and members naturally develop
confidence and a positive self-image.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Special Needs
  • Music Therapy
  • Storytelling
  • Percussion Instrument
  • Music Arts

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • ongoing

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