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The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP) South Training Workshop - April 10-12, 2018

WHAT is this?

The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP) South Training Workshop is a 3-day conference for educators, facilitators and parents to learn the basics of the TRAP curriculum, that uses rhythm and a multi-sensory approach to bring the joy of music into a teaching environment to enhance the lives of people with various disabilities, including developmental and physical disabilities.

WHO is presenting this?
The workshop will be presented by the Shaking Ray Levi Society (, a Chattanooga-based 501(c)(3) non-profit arts education organization, in conjunction with TRAP and Signal Centers. The founder of TRAP, Eddie Tuduri, will be present at the conference as a leader and teacher.

WHO might be interested in this?
People who work in schools (or do homeschooling), hospitals and facilities for those with disabilities of all kinds and who want to apply some of the TRAP curriculum basics in those settings. People who are curious about pursuing this fulfilling work further and want an introduction to the TRAP curriculum.

WHEN is this?
April 10-12 (Tues through Thurs), 2018.
Apr 10 (Tues): Sign-in (9:45 am) / Intro to TRAP by Eddie Tuduri (10 am-noon)
Apr 11 (Wed): TRAP in practice with clients/students (10 am-noon) / Optional Q&A and discussion (noon-12:30 pm)
Apr 12 (Thur): TRAP in practice with clients/students (10 am-noon)

WHERE is this?
Signal Centers
109 North Germantown Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411
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HOW do I sign up?
Participants must be adults (18+). Sign up by March 31, 2018 by clicking on this button to pre-pay the workshop fee of $100:
After payment, we will contact you via email (the email address associated with your PayPal transaction) to confirm.
There is a limit of 25 seats for this workshop. If it is after March 31 and you would like to sign up, please contact us to check availability.

CLICK HERE for a printable flyer (PDF).

QUESTIONS? Contact us.

More info about TRAP (The Rhythmic Arts Project):
TRAP ( is an award-winning 501(c)(3) non-profit with a program that has been successful in addressing cognitive, emotional, and physical disabilities using a percussion-based curriculum. The lessons of the TRAP curriculum include hundreds of ideas compiled over 18 years with therapists, doctors, teachers, administrators and experts in the field of Intellectual Difference and Disabilities. TRAP facilitators give participants the tools and confidence to succeed in the typical world while teaching the typical world understanding and compassion.

Through inventive exercises, the program teaches and enhances skills such as: maintaining focus, using memory, socialization, turn taking, sequencing, sign language, Laterality, developing leadership, recognition and use of numbers, shapes, and colors, spatial awareness, fine and gross motor coordination, following instructions, and communication. Group teaching occurs in an environment that is supportive, cooperative and fun, and members naturally develop confidence and a positive self-image.

TRAP is continually being recognized for its work on a national level. A few examples of the awards it received are:
In April 2002 TRAP received the Citation Award for Therapeutic Recreation.
In 2004 received the prestigious Editors Achievement Award from Modern Drummer Magazine in recognition of “Outstanding Contribution to the Drum/ Percussion Community.”
In 2005, The Michael Landon Award was presented to TRAP by the California Governor’s Committee, for accurately portraying people with disabilities in the media.
In 2008 TRAP received the Dr. Gerald Burday Professional Excellence Award presented by The Delaware County ARC.
In 2009 TRAP received the Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions Earth Charter Award for its commitment to youth education and outreach.
In 2011 TRAP received The Music for Life Alliance Award as awarded by Muriel Anderson and the Eric A. Bergquist Award for excellence in Education in the percussive arts.

The Shaking Ray Levi Society is an ArtsBuild Community Arts Partner. This workshop was made possible by a grant from ArtsBuild.

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