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Carolina Ulloa

Very few times in education do we come across a program that will touch every single part of a child, and make such an enormous difference in his or her life.

The Rhythmic Arts Project- TRAP- will do this and so much more. Trap is about each person, it is about having powerful interactions, reaching out to all people, and making connections. TRAP allows us to work through all the senses in order to reach all children, and for them to learn.

TRAP gives us the opportunity to teach and learn through complete sensory integration; bringing together all five senses plus our vestibular and proprioceptive senses. At IMAGINE, a preschool in Quito, Ecuador, our students benefit from TRAP.

We use the program to teach numbers, letters, math, spelling, shapes, English, Spanish, and so many other areas of our curriculum.

We use it as a tool for our students to play, learn, and for them to have fun.  The program is able to captivate children’s attention and it makes learning significant to them. They are able to make connections through their senses allowing them to reach high levels of learning while playing and connecting with their teachers and friends.

TRAP contributes significantly towards a high self-esteem and it gives children a sense of satisfaction that is unique and beautiful.

Imagine that one moment, that moment when you are able to understand and feel what it is that you are learning. Through TRAP that one moment turns into many moments in which a child is able to fully understand many concepts.

After such a successful experience at IMAGINE we believe that TRAP is a strong program for preschools.

All children are able to learn through play when using the program and teachers are able to contribute towards learning through powerful connections and a program that will integrate the entire child The program empowers children and teachers giving them the opportunity to learn in a significant way.

There is an indescribable beauty behind powerful connections between people and we hope to share this with as many people we.

Carolina Ulloa,
Coordinator/ Imagine /Academia Cotopaxi / Quito - Cumbayá/ Ecuador


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