Pedagogical methods promote inclusion through the TIM Institute Drumming

Pedagogical methods promote inclusion through the TIM Institute Drumming

Teaching music to children and young people promoting accessibility and inclusion is
the purpose of the TIM Institute Drumming. Using playful methods that enhance
student learning, Master Mangueirinha conducts music teaching for 50 participants.

“Because it is a battery of children and adolescents with and without disabilities, we
have to be even more attentive to respecting the learning time of each student. With
that, little by little, we are teaching collectively – and also on an individual level –,
adapting rhythmic cells, instrument touch and gradually inserting each and everyone
into this fantastic world that is music”, explains the Master.

All the work is the result of meetings and laboratories carried out with the teachers
and monitors before taking the knowledge to the students. One of the pedagogical
tools used is “O Passo” (The Step), a method created by musician and music educator
Lucas Ciavatta, which consists of a methodology that uses the body as a focus for
apprehending the main elements of music, working on motor coordination,
movements and rhythmic cells of the presented instruments.

“We use ‘o Passo’ in the initial group dynamics, in a circle format, to explain the
relationship between the main musical objectives to be achieved, which are tempo
classes, intensity, space in time, motor coordination, etc.”, says Mangueirinha.

In addition to Ciavatta's technique, the Drumming which is inspired by traditional
samba schools, has orality as its main teaching method. The knowledge that is passed
down from generation to generation, an attentive look at the needs of the present,
listening to the collective and affection are the strengths of inclusive education.

“We set up the methodology of the Instituto TIM Battery with the help of several
influences and teachings, such as the study of the second official language of Brazil,
Libras (Brazilian Sign Language), in addition to the methodology of colors, geometric
shapes and onomatopoeias created to facilitate students understanding. We also

count on the exchange of information with those responsible so that they understand
how each student's day-to-day works. But the greatest and best of the methodologies
we apply is love”, adds Master Mangueirinha.

The rhythmists participate in weekly rehearsals and the group has a drumming master,
monitor musicians, interpreters of the Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) and
psychological support. This edition of the project is carried out by Salvatore in
partnership with Centro da Música Carioca Artur da Távola (Artur da Távola Music
Center), and sponsored by TIM through the Law of Incentive to Culture of the State of
Rio de Janeiro.

“One of the greatest relevance of TIM Institute Drumming is the two-way exchange of
information, we learn much more with each student than we teach in our lives – a new
look as a professional and a human being –, not to mention the reports of those
responsible leave every Saturday with a heart full of love, strength and hope. This
shows us that we are on the right path”, concludes the Master.