12 Days of Drumming Ideas for Holiday Lessons and Camps


On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Five    ___ ___

Four   ___ ___

Three ___ ___

Two    ___ ___

and a partridge in a pear tree.

Did you easily "sing in" the blanks? If so, good for you.

What if you started with the number 12 and sang your way down to the pear tree?

Confession, I couldn't do it. If you're like me and a need a refresher, here ya go.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me

a partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me

two turtle doves

and a partridge in a pear tree.

and it continues...

3 French hens
4 Calling Birds
5 Golden rings
6 Geese a-laying
7 Swans a-swimming
8 Maids a-milking
9 Ladies dancing
10 Lords a-leaping
11 Pipers piping
12 Drummers drumming

Whoa, did you notice the 12th day? Twelve drummers drumming!

The perfect segue into a reminder of a resource that is available here at the Piano Teacher Piano Center: Bucket DRUMMING for Teachers compiled by Marie Lee, Heather Nanney and yours truly.

In honor of the upcoming holidays and the old English carol's tribute to drumming, Bucket Drumming for Piano Teachers will be on sale through the month of December.

If you haven't purchased your copy (yet), you'll find that this customizable resource is THE perfect solution for camps, groups and private lessons. You’ll have access to buckets full of resources so that you can learn how to teach bucket drumming in style. Order your copy by clicking here or on the photo below.

Let's Drum This

With the help of over 80 “recipe cards” you’ll be able to integrate bucket drumming into any of your current plans with pedagogically sound and guaranteed-to-rock activities.
Even better news for those who are planning December group lessons and camps, we are offering an additional 12 days of holiday-themed drumming ideas that will rock your lesson plans!
The "Twelve Days of Christmas" is a cumulative song where each verse gets longer and longer. We are echoing this by adding a new card to your Bucket Drumming recipe cards you already purchased (or will very soon!) each day for the next 12 days.
You'll notice that the cards modify ideas already found in Bucket Drumming for Piano Teachers so you'll want to refer to the resource to make the most of the holiday cards.

Get your first holiday recipe card by clicking on the drumming reindeer.


Happy students stick around.