BOB BLOOM, MASTER TEACHING ARTIST / Every Kid Drums
About BOB BLOOM, MASTER TEACHING ARTIST / Every Kid Drums
ABOUT BOB BLOOM In 1997, Bob was certified as a “Master Teaching Artist” by The Connecticut Office of the Arts. His professional affiliations include: National Association for Music Education; Connecticut Office of the Arts; Bushnell Center for The Performing Arts- -"Partners In Education"; Connecticut Association for the Gifted; Connecticut Library Association; Percussive Arts Society. Bob has completed training programs on leadership skills for arts-integration activities for people with autism spectrum disorders: "The Seven Keys to Unlock Autism" presented by The Miracle Project at Brown University; "Autism Through the Life Span" presented by The Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior at The Omega Institute. Bob’s resume lists his leadership of professional development workshops on arts-integration for organizations and learning centers including: Connecticut Music Educators Association; New England League of Middle Schools; Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development; Connecticut After School Network; University of Connecticut School of Music; Hartt School of Music; Southern Connecticut State University; Community Autism Resources; Connecticut Association for Therapeutic Recreation and Dance; Percussive Arts Society. From 2007 to 2010, he served as chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world. For 18 years, Bob was a faculty assistant to the late Dr. Babatunde Olatunji for his "Language of the Drums" courses at the Omega Institute. He performed as a drummer and singer in Olatunji’s legendary African music and dance troupe, “Drums of Passion” at venues including Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Washington Monument, and Jorgenson Hall.