Using Music to Teach Critical Thinking and Math

Join Mari Mennel-Bell, MA, MSW, as we dive into language arts, math, geography, history, science & test taking strategies through the lens of jazz!

In this JazzSLAM, session 1 of 3, we will take a close look at the relationship between jazz and world geography/history, migration, African & Native American rhythms and math. This will include call & response (our earliest song form), a “rhythm orchestra,” and analyzing a pie graph of a rhythm.

The session includes illustrative songs played by the JazzSLAM Quartet & 7 exceptional Dillard Center for the Arts high school student musicians.

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