Old Town Road Cardio Drumming Lesson Plan
Objective: To engage students in a fun, energetic cardio drumming routine set to “Old Town Road” by Kidz Bop Kids, adaptable for various skill levels.
- Exercise balls on stands (drumming surfaces)
- Drumsticks for each student
- Audio equipment to play “Old Town Road”
- Visual aids for drumming patterns
Introduction (5 minutes):
- Introduce “Old Town Road” and discuss its popularity and catchy rhythm.
- Explain the concept of cardio drumming and its benefits.
Warm-Up (10 minutes):
- Lead a light cardiovascular warm-up to prepare students for drumming.
- Direct students to this link for the warm-up:
Teaching the Drumming Routine (30 minutes):
- Basic Rhythms (10 minutes):
- Demonstrate basic drumming rhythms and patterns using the exercise balls.
- Have students practice these basic rhythms.
- Adding Complexity (10 minutes):
- Introduce more complex drumming patterns, incorporating different heights and sides.
- Gradually increase the tempo to match the energy of “Old Town Road”.
- Routine Practice (10 minutes):
- Combine the learned rhythms and patterns into a routine.
- Practice the routine with the music, starting slowly and then at full speed.
Full Routine Run-Through (10 minutes):
- Perform the full cardio drumming routine several times with the music.
- Encourage students to focus on rhythm and enjoy the activity.
Cool Down (10 minutes):
- Guide students through a cool-down with stretching and relaxation exercises.
- Direct students to this link for the cool-down:
Reflection and Feedback (5 minutes):
- Allow students to discuss their experience and any challenges they faced.
- Provide positive feedback and suggestions for improvement.
Adaptations for Special Needs:
- Modify drumming movements for accessibility.
- Ensure visual aids are clear and accessible for all students.
- Be attentive to the needs of students with physical limitations.
- Congratulate students on their hard work and enthusiasm.
- Encourage them to continue practicing and exploring different rhythms and songs.
- Monitor students for safety, especially when using drumsticks and exercise balls.
- Encourage a supportive atmosphere where students feel comfortable to experiment and have fun.