Heads Up

Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to: 

  • connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
  • share ideas about learning and human development;
  • spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy. 

Thanks for reading the posts below — and sending news, links and ideas worth sharing. 

Michael Ulku-SteinerHead of School 


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Dancing on a bucket of joy

Lower Schoolers launched their week with a rousing assembly performance by Billy Jonas, a one man band from Asheville. In fact, the band was about 300 strong-  with our students standing, clapping, stomping, and making joyful noise with their bodies.

Click here to see Billy's web site. Click here and here to see a couple of short videos captured on my phone. There you'll see and hear some of the instruments played, named, and described by Billy Jonas:

• magic music moccasins (shaker shoes)
• industrial re-percussion (buckets and water bottle)
• hip hop hardware (garbage can bass drum)
• nimbus 2000 (tambourine stick)
• frame drum
• 6 string acoustic guitar
• fusenklanger (foot percussion thing)
• bucket of joy, shaker of joy

Here's to any teacher who can get a building full of students dancing with a bucket of joy!

Posted by in Lower School, Other on Monday April, 28, 2014
Tag:  Billy Jonas


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