What Do We Do?
The facilitator leads the children in making music together using a combination of instruments that can include drums (djembes/toms/tamborims), maracas, tambourines, shakers, triangles, cowbells, agogos, and blocks. We recommend rotating 3 or 4 instrument types so each child gets the chance to play them all during the session.
We can also include singing, movement, and body percussion, or use a range of household items such as bins, buckets, and pans as instruments.
Teachers can join in and/or observe.
Workshops are lively and humorous while ensuring that control is maintained.
Children learn:
To play together
To follow the facilitator
To create and develop rhythms
To control tempo and dynamics (speed and volume)
Specific skills defined by you
Children get the opportunity to lead.
The number of children
Groups can be up to 60 children.
We recommend sessions of 30 to 60 minutes depending on age in order to maintain attention and concentration levels.
Specific musical styles (for example African or Samba) can be included.
What other teachers have said…
“All of the children were engaged and enthusiastic.
They thoroughly enjoyed the performance at the
end of the day and have remembered lots of the skills/techniques that were taught.”
Beth Coulson
Ridgeway Infant School
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