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Drumming Workshops For Schools

Drumming Workshops For Schools
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African drumming is our most popular workshop and it can be adapted to meet your needs, with 30 drums as standard we have taken classes of over 100! Let us know what you would like and we will work hard to achieve it.

Our skilled and highly experienced team are all Africans and will teach rhythms from Sene-Gambia, Guinea or Ghana – depending on where they are from!

They all regularly work across the world performing as professional musicians, many are master drummers and all are great teachers too.

The workshop will be authentic, dynamic and energetic. Your practitioner can offer question and answer sessions resulting in a pupil led, fully immersive learning experience.

Drumming traditionally works as a one part conversation to the dance. See and learn the art form in its purest form with a dance and drumming practitioner for the day – able to work with groups of 60 and more if you have space available.

Master drummers and griot available to take your students on a GCSE materclass. Able to teach both the rhythms and the contexts to the music itself. Combining instruments with poly rhythms of cow bell, dun dun, djembe, shaker and mbira. Students will learn a set piece and explore creating their own compositions.

Drumming can be combined with assemblies, adinkra art, textiles, recycling, song, dance, storytelling and more. Why not let us know your learning objectives and we will help design a day to reach them?

Using the drum to help narrate the story following in your storytellers footsteps as he moves through the jungle. The drum will be used to recreate animal sounds from the pitter patter of tiny feet to the slither of snakes and the booming base of natures giants! Perfect for EYFS.

Djembé are fantastic for getting fast results! Originating from west Africa these drums are familiar to all our practitioners. They have sonorous tonal qualities and are relatively simple to play, meaning your class can quickly work on a hypnotising beat! Every participant will have a djembé for the entire session, they will learn a piece aurally (as your practitioner learnt it). Children will respond to aural and visual queues and will have the opportunity to perform a solo. Younger children may use the drum to imitate animals as part of a story.

Kpanlogo are Ghanaian drums, originally played by the Ga and now played all across Ghana. They are highly versatile and can be played both with sticks and hands. Traditionally they are played in groups of six drums, with great tonal and pitch variety between the drum sizes. Complex polyrhythms make up the beat. This workshop is much more suited to Key stage two students and beyond.

Locations: Wales; England;
Telephone Number: 023 8178 2720
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Ages (Keystages): Ages 2-5 (Early Years),  Ages 5-7 (KS1),  Ages 7-11 (KS2),  Ages 11-13 (KS3),  Ages 13-16 (KS4),  Ages 16-18 (KS5),  Adult
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