Children love banging on drums and making lots of noise. FabDrumming teaches them to play and create music together. Their school drumming workshops provide a fun and dynamic learning experience after which, your pupils will be energized, appreciative of each other and proud of their achievements. Drumming has many benefits; encouraging creativity, self expression and rhythmic coordination while also improving manual and psychomotor skills.
Pupils require no prior knowledge of drumming or special musical skills. Everyone is given their own instrument and within minutes the class becomes an orchestra. Making music together and contributing your part, promotes a feeling of community and team spirit. FabDrumming workshops are a musical journey for children. The youngest discover different sounds and rhythms and learn basic music skills. The workshops can also include elements of storytelling, singing and dancing.
For older children workshops go a step further, involving playing together and listening to each other. Pupils learn different rhythms and how to keep a steady beat. By doing a Drum circle they can also improvise their own music. All workshops are dynamic, rhythm-charged group experiences. While having fun, pupils discover the effect an individual has on the group, develop team skills and increase their listening and coordination skills. Playing and creating music together is a fun way to encourage bonding within the group.
Workshops can also incorporate Body percussion and African singing and dancing. This can be traditional West-African dancing or South-African gumboot dancing. The workshop can be concluded with a performance, where pupils wear African costumes and show what they have learned.
FabDrumming offers the following workshops:
Drummunication – Play African and Latin American percussion instruments, such as djembe (African drum), bells and shakers. For group sizes up to 40, every child gets to play a drum.
Junk percussion – Go green and make music with recycled instruments such as barrels, pots and pans, PVC tubes, etc.
Drum circle – Combine creativity and teamwork by playing and creating music together.
Body percussion – Make music without instruments. Body percussion uses hands, feet and voice to play rhythms and make music.
Gumboot Dancing Workshop – A combination of body percussion and dancing involves hitting your boots with rhythmic slaps, hand clapping and feet stomping.
African dance – Sing easy call-response songs and learn an uplifting African dance. Workshops also make ideal teambuilding exercises which will energise and inspire your teaching staff through the beauty and joy of the drumming experience.
- All ages and abilities
- CRB checked
- Public Liabitily Insurance up to £2m
- Experienced workshop provider
- All instruments provided, costumes can be provided
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