Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

A collection of some of the most commonly asked questions about TRAP learning and what we do.

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  • Do you need a background in music to facilitate?

    No, we are more akin to a Special Education class than a music or drumming program.

    People from all walks of life have participated in the facilitation. Some background in education, or therapy would be a leg up though not necessary.

  • What population is most and or better served by The TRAP methodology?

    The program is designed for people of all ages with various intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as students in typical preschools.

    It may be applied in lower grades for children who are working on basic life skills such as focus, attention, self-regulation, confidence, reading, writing, arithmetic, perceptual visual, tactile and auditory matches, lateral skills and fine and gross motor skills.

  • How many students may participate in a TRAP Class?

    The classes are optimal at seven to ten students although more may be added after time, when an acceptable level of confidence and success has been achieved.

  • What is the curriculum based on?

    We integrate drums and percussion instruments as creative learning tools that address life skills socially and pedagogically.

    *The curriculum is based on Perceptual Motor Match.

    *Visual:   we see the chart.

    *Tactile:  we play and feel the drum.

    *Auditory:  it’s a drum, so we hear it

    *Speech:  and we speak it

  • Why Drums?

    Drums transcend normal logic;

    The inherent healing and positive qualities have been documented in indigenous populations since the beginning of recorded time. The perceptual match is Visual, Tactile, and Auditory, combined with speech.

    That said, we look at the drum as the tactile component of the learning curve. We first see the lesson as written in the book, thus Visual, we then play the drum, Tactile, we hear the drum, thus Auditory and then Speak the answers / we see it, feel it, hear it, and speak it.

    The drum is in the center of our approach throughout.

  • What does it cost?

    The TRAP education program is royalty free and is therefore affordable and attractive to many organizations and schools. Once the tools are purchased the trainers, therapists and teachers are free to integrate the methodology into existing curriculum and or specifically tailor it to their individual needs.

    Costs vary as you will see in the TRAP store depending on what you need to conduct your classes.

    If you choose hands on training at your facility, training, and travel costs will apply. Please call the office to make these arrangements.