Delton – Percussion

Delton Davis is a West Coast percussionist, educator and author. But he’s so much more! Through his Kids Drumming programs, Delton is teaching children about themselves and their connection to the world around them.

Guiro (Class 1)

Learn to play the “Guiro.” This is part of our 12th Annual African American Composers’ Series, Spanish Grease: The Life and Sounds of Willie Bobo. People of all ages and levels can learn.

Clave (Class 2)

2, 3, son clave… all you need are two sticks to play along with Willie Bobo’s “Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries.” Delton Davis teaches the basics of the clave in this short instructional video.

Clave & Guiro (Class 3)

A follow up to Delton’s last two lessons, here you can play two part of Willie Bobo’s “Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries.”

Music & Movement (Class 1)

In this early childhood class with Delton Davis, you can join with your child ages 3- 6 to use their body as a percussive instrument. We clap, rub hands, snap and lightly tap to make sounds and play along with Willie Bobo’s song Timbale Groove.

Drumset (Class 1)

Before you sit down at a drum set, are you holding your drumsticks right? William Grant Still Arts Center, teaching artist Delton Davis begins his series of Drumset or trapset playing lessons.

Drumset (Class 2)

Now that you know how to hold your drum sticks, let’s get moving with our basic lesson with William Grant Still Arts Center teaching artist, Delton Davis. Follow along with this introduction to the the drumset.

Music & Movement (Class 2)

Parents with kids 2-6 years old. Follow along with William Grant Still Arts Center teaching artist, Delton Davis and groove along to Hatian Lady by Willie Bobo. Here, you and the kiddos will learn to gently use your body as a percussive instrument.

Percussion

William Grant Still Arts Center, Delton Davis shows us that our throat, our tongues and our mouths are our instruments. Follow him as he uses Willie Bobo’s song Round Trip to demonstrates vocal percussive techniques.

Music & Movement Class 3

This class is perfect for kids age 3-6 and even more fun when family joins. Our teaching artist, Delton Davis shows some techniques to move and make sounds with your body. Follow along and clap your hands and stomp your feet to Willie Bobo’s song “Round Trip”.

Beginning Drumset

Now that you know how to properly hold your drumsticks, William Grant Still Arts Center’s teaching Artist, Delton Davis show’s you your first move onto a drum pad or snare, paradiddles. Have fun with this exercise, pear – ah – did – ul… tap, tap tap.

Music & Movement (Class 4)

Adults and kids ages 3-6 can follow along and lear rhythm by moving and clapping hands. William Grant Still Arts Center, teaching artist Delton Davis, gets kids up and moving while learning the core of music to the sonf Always There by Willie Bobo.

Beginning Drum Set (Class 3)

Follow along with William Grant Still Arts Center teaching artist, Delton Davis and learn the Double Stroke Roll. You’ll have fun and already sound like a drummer.

Percussion Class 5

In this lesson, William Grant Still Arts Center teaching artist, Delton Davis works on teaching basic tones on the conga. Grab your conga, and play along to Willie Bobo’s “Fairy Tales for Two”

Percussion – Class 6

Grab your Conga again. This week, William Grant Still Arts Center teaching artist, Delton Davis teaches a basic Conga rhythm called Marcha. Follow along and get your groove.

Music & Movement (Class 5)

This class taught by William Grant Still Arts Center teaching artist Delton Davis is geared toward kids 3-6 to learn with their family. In this short lesson Delton shows how to move, clap and count to learn the base rhythm of a song. Here he counts through Guajira by Willie Bobo