About the Beat Bus

The Beat Bus is a music workshop providing community outreach events and performances revolving around drumming, music, and technology. Suitable for all ages, this workshop travels to community centers, libraries, and festivals, providing a unique electronic buckets drumming system for participants to use. During the workshops, participants learn to drum and engage with music, while interacting with latest music technology to create an original work together.

IN THE NEWS

The Boston Globe business section, "All Aboard the Beat Bus," July 31, 2015

WGBH News with Tina Martin, "The Beat Bus," September 2, 2015

What they're saying

Beat Bus provides another innovation to the arsenal of percussion ensemble teachers. Beat Bus teaches an age old lesson of performing in a percussion ensemble, while introducing the technology aspect to the lesson. Using classic 808 drum patches through an interface linked to Ableton software, Beat Bus introduces students to what it now considered standard electronic instrumentation in the genres of hip-hop, EDM and popular music. 
— Dane Scozzari Bravo, Waterbury! Percussion Teaching Artist 

The Beat Bus staff were positive with our students and made all the activities fun!
— Timothy Keane, Bravo Waterbury! Percussion Teaching Artist

It was pretty cool to see the guy play the drums. We got to use a speaker to hear new sounds like snare drums and the tambourine. 
— 5th grader Bravo Waterbury!

I thought it was really fun and cool. 
 3rd grader Bravo Waterbury!

It was nice and I really liked it.  
— Kindergartener Bravo Waterbury! 

It was really cool to experience how buckets can make sounds with chords.  
— 4th grader Bravo Waterbury!