Ragtime to Rock – The Clinic
100 Years of American Popular Music in 100 Minutes
Bring Daniel’s award-winning presentation to your school, conference or music store!
Discover the fascinating story of American Popular Music with a master musician, author and educator.
Ragtime to Rock – The Clinic offers a fun and engaging way for your students to discover the fascinating story of American popular music. Noted jazz musician, author and educator Daniel Glass leads participants on a thrilling journey that spans more than 100 years, beginning with the brass bands of the Civil War (1865), moving through ragtime, jazz, big band swing, bebop, and rhythm and blues, and concluding with the birth of modern rock’n’roll.
To bring the material to life, Glass incorporates audio, photos and graphics, as well as several dazzling performances from behind the drums. Students are encouraged to participate through a continuous stream of Q&A, and prizes and giveaways are provided by Daniel’s endorsements companies. The entire course is designed to fully engage students, and help them understand their own favorite music in a much broader context.
Ragtime to Rock – The Clinic can be tailored to a variety of age groups (Junior HS through adult), and for musician-specific audiences or an entire student body.
Endorsements: Daniel is endorsed by DW Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Aquarian Drumheads, LP Percussion and Alfred Music.
Clinic History: Daniel has presented more than 300 clinics, master classes and seminars at various institutions, festivals and conferences worldwide. Highlights include:
– Jazz Education Network (JEN)
– Texas Music Educators Assoc. (TMEA)
– New Jersey Music Educators Assoc. (NJMEA)
– Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)
– University of Miami (Frost School of Music)
– UMass Amherst
– Central Florida University
– Canberra University in Australia
– Punahou School of Hawaii
– Musician’s Institute, Los Angeles
– The Collective School of Music, NYC
– The Modern Drummer Festival
Praise for Daniel’s Presentations …
Daniel Glass was incredible! I can see why he is a noted drummer in the world. The guy has so much rhythm it leaks out of his pores. He wasn’t just hitting the drums in time; there was something about what he played that was magical. Our kids were so impressed and inspired
… and it goes to show that not every child has to aspire to be a professional athlete (or doctor, lawyer, etc.)
Faculty, Punahou School
Daniel Glass was exactly what our students needed. Someone who can deliver a great educational message in a way the kids would truly enjoy it. You can’t go wrong with great historical information mixed with some killer drumming!
Director of Bands, Westshore School District
Daniel was down to earth, fun, practical, extremely knowledgeable and made the material relevant for all of the students, not just the percussionists.
Director of Bands, Palm Springs High School
Palm Springs, California
About Daniel Glass
Daniel Glass is an award-winning drummer, author, historian and educator. He is widely recognized as an authority on traditional American music styles. As a professional musician, Daniel has been a member of internationally acclaimed “retro-swing” band Royal Crown Revue for more than 20 years. He has also recorded and performed with many top artists, including Brian Setzer, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli and KISS front man Gene Simmons. Since 2010, Daniel has been the Monday night house drummer at New York’s legendary Birdland Jazz Club.
Daniel has published six books, 3 DVDs and dozens of articles dedicated to sharing the amazing story of America’s musical heritage. His DVD “From Ragtime to Rock: An Introduction to 100 Years of American Popular Music” is a part of the music curriculum in dozens of Middle and High schools across the country.
Since 2003, Daniel has presented more than 300 clinics, master classes and seminars at various institutions, festivals and conferences worldwide. His goal? To show musicians and music lovers here in the 21st Century just how much they have in common with the past.
– You can learn more about Daniel at www.DanielGlass.com