Lesson Plan: Cardio Drumming to “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony
Objective: To provide a fun and engaging cardio drumming experience using the vibrant and energetic song “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony.
Materials Needed: Stability balls on buckets or chairs, drumsticks or similar items, and an audio system for playing “Vivir Mi Vida.”
Introduction (5 minutes): Introduce “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony, highlighting its salsa beat and the joyful message of living life to the fullest.
Setup (5 minutes): Set up the classroom with drumming stations, ensuring each student has access to a stability ball and drumsticks.
Warm-Up (10 minutes): Start with a dynamic warm-up to prepare the body for the activity, using this video:
Drumming Technique (10 minutes): Teach basic drumming techniques, focusing on rhythm and coordination. Adapt the techniques for different skill levels.
Learning the Routine (20 minutes): Break down the cardio drumming routine set to “Vivir Mi Vida” into manageable sections, teaching each part step by step.
Full Routine Practice (20 minutes): Practice the full routine in sync with the song, encouraging students to feel the beat and immerse themselves in the lively salsa rhythm.
Cool Down (10 minutes): Conclude the session with a cool-down to relax muscles and bring heart rates back to normal, using this video:
Feedback and Reflection (5 minutes): Open a discussion for students to share their experiences, challenges, and enjoyment of the session.
Conclusion (5 minutes): Congratulate the students for their efforts and encourage them to continue exploring different rhythms and dances, emphasizing the joy and health benefits of combining music with exercise.