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Welcome to The Rhythmic Arts Porject

TRAP Learning Introduction

I’m pleased to offer this new, updated and revised edition of the TRAP curriculum encompassing the entire methodology including many new ideas and exercises.

The TRAP program has become the sum of much collaboration over the past 18 years. Beginning with Recreational Therapist Libby Whaley, Cesar Hernandez and others at The Rehabilitation Institute in Santa Barbara to the many facilitators now using the methodology throughout the world.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the life blood of this organization, the incomparable musicians who have donated countless hours and their own blood, sweat and tears over these many years.

With gratitude and respect,

Eddie Tuduri


The Rhythmic Arts Project has enriched the lives of my student’s. The level of student engagement has greatly increased and they are very focused on their drumming. The self-regulation component of TRAP is a skill my students will benefit from throughout their lives. Starting and stopping on cue and eyes focusing on the leader as well as low, just right and high body levels are strategies that are showing improvement with our drumming sessions. My students are receiving the needed extra sensory input from the extra auditory and physical sensations of their music. With the TRAP Program you can teach students most skills from developing learning to learn skills to equations. My students especially enjoy the challenges of patterns, signing colors, learning phone numbers and addresses. The greatest effect of this program is the excitement and elation my students feel before, during, and after their Rhythmic Arts lesson. The source of this joy can be accredited to multiple aspects of the Rhythmic Arts Project including its environment of inclusion and celebration, along with Eddie and his easy going positive spirit. The TRAP program fosters an environment that allows each of my students to express themselves with their own individual style of percussion. This in turn permits each student to feel like a “star” during drumming and dance solos that are immediately followed by peer praise. Denise Pannell, MS Triton Academy
Denise Pannell
Ventura County Board of Education