Drumming with Ibou
Enjoy this student writing about our Drumming Teacher Ibou
Written Violette, Maceo, and Konstantine in the Junior Class
This is about our drumming teacher Ibou. He is from Senegal, but lives in Santa Cruz. Ibou is well known and has been playing music for a long time. We think he’s a really good teacher. One of the reasons that makes Ibou an amazing teacher is that he’s funny. He is silly when he mixes up our names and calls everyone “big boss”. Sometimes, he calls Konstantine and Stella, who are students in our class, “twins”. Another reason we like Ibou is because he’s passionate about teaching and music. He’s talented and knows how to play lots of different beats and is really good at them. He’s also tolerant because sometimes we play really poorly on the drums, and he has to deal with hearing bad music all the time. He is definitely patient with all the different levels of ability in playing drums. Finally, he is nice because he helps us learn and gives us constructive criticism. He also gives very clear instructions. These are all reasons why we like Ibou and think he’s awesome!