Tuesday, November 12, 2013

FOX News channel 11 on Thursday, November 14 at 10PM.

Anchorwoman Laura Diaz produced a segment on children with learning disabilities. The segment features the Reading & Rhythm program in a LAUSD special-needs classroom; at Hollenbeck Middle School.   You will get to see the Reading & Rhythm program in Action!


For those who live outside of Southern California, you’ll be able to view the segment starting Saturday the 16th on our website: www.dfyl.org.   

Monday, November 11, 2013

Steven Returns to WNWS Radio

We are excited to announce that Steven Angel is returning to 101.5 FM WNWS News Talk Radio Today at 3:15 PM Central Time Live! and 1:15 PM Pacific Time

Listen to Steven here:
“Prime Time Drive” with Steven Bowers 
http://wnws.point5digital.com/

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Energy, thought and emotion.


The American Psychotherapy Association published "The Use of Drumming in the Development of Self-Trust and Healing in the Therapeutic Process" in their 2013 summer issue. This informative 12-page paper is written by Dr. Stephen Sideroff and Steven Angel and is approved for 1.5 continuing education credits.
 
The paper is based on the Rhythm of Discovery technique yet includes Reading & Rhythm and how it uses rhythmic drumming to synchronize energy, thought and emotion to improve focus and concentration!  

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Inspired Classroom: Reading & Rhythm Results!


Elizabeth Peterson teaches 4th grade in Amesbury, Massachusetts and creator of the blog The Inspired Classroom  Elizabeth was trained in Reading & Rhythm and wrote an incredible testimonial.  Read her detailed experience here!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Students comprehension pre and post test results from Dibels / Daze!


We are excited to share the comprehension results from students at Amesbury, Massachusetts!
                                                                                                             
Teachers were trained in the Reading & Rhythm program at Cashman Elementary school from April 29 to May 7, 2013.  The students listed below participated in Reading & Rhythm twice a week for 4 weeks from May through June.  For pre and post testing DAZE was used for comprehension.  The average increase was 24% in reading comprehension!

 
Student
DAZE pre
DAZE post
% Growth
 
Student
DAZE pre
DAZE post
% Growth
A
15
19
27%
M
25
27
8%
B
29
44
52%
N
27
23
-17%
C
28
34
21%
O
22
32
45%
D
26
27
4%
P
24
26
8%
E
22
28
27%
Q
23
25
9%
F
23
33
43%
R
17
23
35%
G
24
28
22%
S
9
10
11%
H
26
39
50%
T
33
32
-3%
I
29
32
10%
U
16
22
38%
J
21
31
48%
V
10
12
20%
K
18
22
22%
W
9
11
22%
L
34
40
18%
X
44
49
11%
 
 
 
 
Y
10
17
70%

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hear Steven Angel tomorrow!

We are excited to have another radio interview booked for Steven Angel!

Wednesday June 12th
 
5:45 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. Live Eastern

THE MARY JONES SHOW / WDRC RADIO/Hartford, CT

Thank you AJGpr for the great work you are doing for getting Reading & Rhythm out there!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

An Exceptional Reading Score!


We just received a remarkable test score and pre and post assessments from a high school student at Camp Munz, a detention camp in California.   His pre-test score was 52 words per minute and his post-test score was 280 words per minute.  He went up 9 grade levels!  When Reading & Rhythm facilitator, asked if he was trying on his pre-test, his response was he “hates to read”. 
 
In his post assessment, the student wrote he is very motivated to read.  This is a great example of a psychological barrier broken through!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Upcoming Radio Interview!


Listen to Steven Angel talk about Reading & Rhythm with host Vicky Davis:
 
Wednesday, June 5th

3:05 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Live Pacific / 6:05 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Live Eastern

THE LOW DOWN RADIO WDVR / NYC, Philadelphia & New Jersey
 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Upcoming Radio Interviews with Steven Angel the creator of Reading & Rhythm!


TUESDAY, MAY 28th

11:20 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. Taped Eastern
TALK OF THE TOWN: WDIS RADIO/Boston, MA & Providence, RI
 
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th
 
9:07 am CST
STEVE HEXOM MORNING SHOW: KBUR RADIO /Des Moines, Davenport, Iowa

9:45 am CST
THE JIM ENGSTER SHOW: WRKF RADIO /Louisiana State NPR

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Radio Interview with the creator of Reading & Rhythm - Steven Angel

A reminder to hear Steven Angel in an interview with Host: Dan Miller on IN FOCUS.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22nd 


3:22 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Live Pacific / 6:22 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Live Eastern on WVOX RADIO NEW YORK  in Westchester & Rockland Counties, New York!

Experience Reading & Rhythm!

video
video

Watch students from New Economics for Women in Van Nuys, California read a passage before Reading & Rhythm and after.  See the results in only 6 weeks!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Local Press in Amesbury, Massachusetts!

"...My wiggly kids started to find focus on the first day.  I really have high hopes for this!" - Elizabeth Peterson, 4th Grade Teacher.

Read  more by checking out the latest  News from Amesbury!   A big thank you to the Wicked Local press for their lengthy profile on the Reading & Rhythm Teacher Training program!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May/June Radio Publicity!


A big thank you to AJGpr public relations and strategic communications for setting up the following radio broadcasts!


WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th

1:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Live Pacific / 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Live Central

PRIME TIME LIVE: WNWS RADIO/Memphis, Jackson, Tennessee  Host: Steve Bowers
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22nd

 3:22 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Live Pacific / 6:22 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Live Eastern
 
IN FOCUS: WVOX RADIO/NYC, Westchester & Rockland Counties NY  Host:  Dan Miller: 
 
TUESDAY, MAY 28th
 
8:20 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. taped Pacific / 11:20 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. Taped Eastern

TALK OF THE TOWN: WDIS RADIO/Boston, Ma & Providence, RI   Host: Dan Collier

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5th

3:05 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Live Pacific / 6:05 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Live Eastern

THE LOW DOWN: WDVR RADIO/NYC, Philadelphia & New Jersey  Host: Vicky Davis

 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Teacher Training in Massachusetts!


We just completed a very successful Teacher Training in Cashman and Amesbury Elementary Schools in Massachusetts!

The teachers and students were very enthusiastic.  We would like to thank Elizabeth Peterson http://theinspiredclassroom.com/for all her help in bringing the Reading & Rhythm program to both elementary schools! 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Reading & Rhythm Training in Massachusetts!

Great news! We will be training teachers in the Reading & Rhythm program at Cashman and Amesbury Elementary Schools in Massachusetts! We will be there April 29 to May 7, 2013.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Our New Public Relations Collaboration!

We are very excited to announce we are now working with AJGpr. http://ajgpr.com/  This partnership will help us promote Reading & Rhythm!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Teaching Reading Fluency at New Economics for Women

Our newest facilitator, Joseph Peck, teaches Reading & Rhythm at New Economics for Women in Canoga Park.  Reading & Rhythm helps students focus their thoughts while they read in the classroom. 

 
Our results?  Test scores show improvement of reading fluency on an average of 50%!
 
 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Reading & Rhythm for Special Education Testimonial!

"Students soar with the Drumming for Your Life program." writes Ms. Marreno, a Special Education Teacher at Los Angeles Unived School District's Bethune Middle School. 
Read her testimonial!
 





Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2012 Reading & Rhythm Test Scores Results!


We are improving reading comphrenshion skills and reading fluency to poor readers!  Here is our exciting news with pre and post testing in the Los Angeles area in 2012.  After six weeks of instruction (1 hour a day, twice a week) for 227 K-12 students in the Reading & Rhythm program, the average grade level increase was 2.65 and the average increase in reading fluency was 59%! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Reading & Rhythm at New Economics for Women!




Facilitator Rob Klonel leads a reading tutoring activity in Reading & Rhythm at the family center, New Economics for Women located in Canoga Park.  Our reading strategies for elementary kids is a favorite.  Feel the Rhythm!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

IMA (Interactive Media Awards) Outstanding Achievement Award!

A great way to start 2013!  We are happy to announce the Drumming for Your Life website has won the prestigious IMA (Interactive Media Awards) Outstanding Achievement Award in the category of 'Nonprofit'!  

Our thanks to:
Cliff Hauser - Web Designer + Consultant
George Maimon - Web Designer
T Burrell - Editor


Here is the Link!!

http://www.interactivemediaawards.com/winners/gallery.asp?id=50073

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Music Man!

Pacific Standard Magazine’s November / December 2012  issue has an in depth, contentious 8 page article on the Reading & Rhythm Program by Gabriel Kahn, a professor at the USC Annenberg for Communication and Journalism and a former LA Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal.

Pacific Standard Magazine Nov/Dec 2012
Excerpt from Pacific Standard Magazine
  



















JOSÉ XUNCAX FIRST LANDED IN JAIL at 13 for armed robbery. Since then, he’s been in and out of the system, as he calls it, six times. Now, at 15, tall, muscled, with close-cropped brown hair and a scar over his left eye, he’s serving six months for another robbery. He lives at Camp Mendenhall, a juvenile-detention facility tucked between the mountains at the northern edge of Los Angeles County. School never meant much to José, and he stopped going entirely after probation officers showed up in his classroom to execute a warrant. When he arrived at the camp, he was, by his own account, ... Read More

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Writing & Rhythm

Happy New Year!  Exciting news!  Reading & Rhythm has been so successful with students we are now developing Writing & Rhythm.  More to follow soon!