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Zig Wajler

Contact Name: Zig Wajler

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Phone: (615) 260-6171

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Zig Wajler http://www.handsonwithzig.com

Zig Wajler is an educator, author, composer, and musician who offers “Hands On with Zig” interactive cross-curricular music performances and workshops. For twenty-five years the trusted and proven programs have been presented to schools and organizations throughout America. Zig’s multicultural and contemporary events are designed to educate and inspire lives by enhancing student achievement and encouraging critical thinking by integrating strategies as related to real-world applications. Zig addresses the diversity of student learning styles for an engaged, meaningful, positive, and enjoyable experience through the Arts by reinforcing State and National Standards for Music, while connecting Math, English, Science, and Social Studies.

Contact Zig Wajler at handsonwithzig@aol.com

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Fortnite School Style – Music, Movement, Math and Literacy

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Available Virtually. A contemporary interactive program connecting Dance Emos (Movement), Music with Math and Literacy by combining learning modalities (auditory, visual, kinesthetic). Zig introduces the music of appropriately selected Dance Emos on Drums, Percussion and Melodic instruments and explains what students know and hear and how it relates to Math in terms of Numbers, Operations, Measurements/Data and Geometry. Language Arts is reinforced through Speaking (effective communication), Listening (directions), and Reading (signs). Movement (Dance) with Music is center stage with selected students create a learning ensemble playing various percussion instruments, and color tubes (various pitches) of predetermined lengths, and tongue drums, along with using math to determine the speed, tempo, duration, patterns, phrases of ‘how/why’ the dance movement and patterns partner with the music. Reinforcing TN State Standards for Music (Domains for Artistic Processes) with focus on Movement as related to music. Referencing TN State Standards for Language Arts (Speaking, Listening, Reading) and Math (Numbers, Operations, Measurements/Data, Geometry and Fractions). Grade appropriate content. (recommended for grades K-12). Assembly program and/or Artist residency available. www.facebook.com/handsonwithzig for further information.

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Program Title: Interactive Math by the Numbers -A Cultural Arts Approach of Math with Music

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

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Available Virtually. Hands-on learning, utilizing basic classroom math skills and creative reasoning, to equip students to explore, apply, resolve, and participate in fun, productive activities built around listening, dialogue, and student interaction. Zig explains the ‘how’, references the 8 State Standards for Mathematical Practice and TN State Standards for Music (Domains for Artistic Processes. A performance on his large world/contemporary percussion and mallet setup provides a listening example of using math and music. The emphasis is on active participation, in which students use math language and concepts to play a battery of percussion instruments in small and large groups, synthesizing their learned math skills to a cultural arts context. Reinforced math skills (based on grade level) include, but are not limited to numbers, counting, math operations, shapes, odds vs. evens, time, patterns, estimating, reasoning, fractions, measurements, analyzing, angles, graph points, symmetry, measurements, and more. As an extension of the classroom, students will make a connection between textbook math and everyday real-world situations. Content based on grade appropriate math skills (recommended for grades K-2, and 3-5). Zig’s other Math reinforced programs; Fornite School Style. Visit www.facebook.com/handsonwithzig for further information.

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Program Title: Zig's Musical Journey – Cross Curricular and Multicultural

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

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Available Virtually. A highly interactive cross-curricular and multicultural music experience featuring a battery of world percussion introducing rhythms, sounds, and song-styles from around the world with traditional and contemporary instruments, folk songs, and original compositions. Audience members participate through active dialogue and hands-on interaction including basic rhythm patterns, instruments names, chants, and form a world music ensemble. Cross-curricular connections include social studies, math, language arts, and science with historical and cultural content. The program features world musical styles including; African, Native American, Latin, Hip-Hop, Jazz, US & World Folk, and Caribbean among others. As an extension of the classroom, students will make a connection how textbook learning relates to music and their daily lives. Grade appropriate content. (recommended for grades K-12). Assembly program and/or Artist residency available. Zig’s other multicultural themed programs include: West Africa meets HipHop and Hand On Latin Style.

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