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Students use beat buckets to make music


March 28, 2018

Star photo by Stephanie Thompson

Alexandria Callahan, on left and Kymani Reid, on right, work on staying on beat with teacher James Themig.

Tap, tap, tap, tap. This was the sound coming from one of Harrison Elementary School's rooms Thursday afternoon.

The students in music teacher James Themig's class were playing on beat buckets, which looked like they were made from old coffee cans.

"The coffee-can drums are called 'beat buckets,' which were introduced to me by Artie Almeida, who has published several music education books," Themig said.

Themig said Almeida led the elementary sessions at the Wyoming Music Educator's Conference this year in Evanston.

"Our school district is very supportive in letting us attend this conference...

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