Schools & Kinders

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Download Kindergarten workshops Brochure

Kindergartens

Our kindergarten drum and dance workshops are an engaging and memorable introduction to West African musical culture that lets kids share in a creative and positive experience. We’ll bring drums and shakers for everyone. We offer single and multiple sessions. The recommended workshop duration for young children is 45 minutes.

 

What we offer in our sessions

An inclusive and engaging experience, intended to stimulate and interest young minds. We usually deliver a mix of drumming, dancing and singing but we’re always adaptable and can change it up to your specifications.

 

A cultural experience

Our education in cultural awareness happens every day, but a purposeful hands-on experience that truly engages young ones is special. Our facilitators come dressed in traditional clothing and keen to introduce kids to West African culture.

 

The Benefits of Drumming for Young Children

– Increases motor skill and coordination
– Improves listening and cooperative skills
– Encourages inclusiveness and sharing
– Evokes creativity and imagination
– Celebrates cultural diversity

Find more about the wellness benefits & results of African drumming workshops here.

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Download the Primary & High School Workshops Brochure

Primary Schools

Our School workshops are a positive, energetic, and creative musical experience. Offering single sessions, 4 week – full term Programmes, whole school events, staff team builders, fetes and more, we are very experienced and can deliver to any mandate. We bring along drums and shakers for everyone.

 

What we offer in our sessions

A memorable journey of West African musical culture that lets students share in a creative learning experience.

We usually deliver a mix of drumming, dancing and singing but we’re always adaptable and can change it up to suit your aims and specifications.

A cultural experience
Our education in cultural awareness happens every day, but a purposeful hands-on experience that truly engages is special. Our facilitators come dressed in traditional clothing and keen to introduce kids to West African culture.

 

Single Sessions

Our single session workshops offer drumming, dancing and singing as standard, though we can easily adapt to suit your specifications. All of our facilitators are experienced and unique performers, each with their own story and style. Usually, we kick off with a short performance and introduce ourselves, getting everyone excited about the music. We move into the fun quickly with drumming, teaching African rhythms, musical games, and a great jam. We’ll get them grooving too, with some tribal dancing and singing included along the way. At the end of the session we have question time, where students can ask the facilitator about their background, culture, music and about Africa.

 

Programmes

Maximise the potential learning outcomes of studying African drum and dance by integrating a 4 week to full term Programme into your curriculum. Our Programmes are suitable for all ages and abilities. Focusing on an African performance piece, we develop the ensemble, practising technique and dexterity, adding song, and building towards a memorable high-energy student concert! Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, Programmes offer students the chance to learn an instrument, be a part of a group in a meaningful and active way, and does wonders for their self esteem and confidence. Showcasing their piece at a school concert at the end of the Programme provides an important sense of visibility and accomplishment.

Workshop and Performance Examples

– single workshops for a class or year level
– a series of 50 minute workshops to cater for several year levels
– a high energy African concert for the whole school to enjoy
– advanced classes for music students
– 4 to full term Programmes

Aims

–  Create a fun, non-intimidating environment
–  Encourage participation free from social barriers or expectations
–  Provide a hands-on multicultural experience
–  Introduce African drumming, singing, dancing and body percussion
Find more about the wellness benefits & results of African drumming workshops here

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Download the Primary & High School Workshops Brochure

High Schools

Our School workshops are a positive, energetic, and creative musical experience. Offering single sessions, 4 week – full term Programmes, whole school events, staff team builders, fetes and more, we are very experienced and can deliver to any mandate. We bring along drums and shakers for everyone.

 

What we offer in our sessions

A memorable journey of West African musical culture that lets people share in a creative learning experience.

We usually deliver a mix of drumming, dancing and singing but we’re always adaptable and can change it up to suit your aims and specifications.

A cultural experience
Our education in cultural awareness happens every day, but a purposeful hands-on experience that truly engages young ones is special. Our facilitators come dressed in traditional clothing and keen to introduce kids to West African culture.

 

Single Sessions

Our single session workshops offer drumming, dancing and singing as standard, though we can easily adapt to suit your specifications. All of our facilitators are experienced and unique performers, each with their own story and style. Usually, we kick off with a short performance and introduce ourselves, getting everyone excited about the music. We move into the fun quickly with drumming, teaching African rhythms, musical games, and a great jam. We’ll get them grooving too, with some tribal dancing and singing included along the way. At the end of the session we have question time, where students can ask the facilitator about their background, culture, music and about Africa.

 

Programmes

Maximise the potential learning outcomes of studying African drum and dance by integrating a 4 week to full term Programme into your curriculum. Our Programmes are suitable for all ages and abilities. Focusing on an African performance piece, we develop the ensemble, practising technique and dexterity, adding song, and building towards a memorable high-energy student concert! Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, Programmes offer students the chance to learn an instrument, be a part of a group in a meaningful and active way, and does wonders for their self esteem and confidence. Showcasing their piece at a school concert at the end of the Programme provides an important sense of visibility and accomplishment.

Workshop and Performance Examples

– single workshops for a class or year level
– a series of 50 minute workshops to cater for several year levels
– a high energy African concert for the whole school to enjoy
– advanced classes for music students
– 4 to full term Programmes

Aims

–  Create a fun, non-intimidating environment which inspires learning
–  Encourage participation free from social barriers or expectations
–  Provide a hands-on multicultural experience
–  Introduce African drumming, singing, dancing and body percussion
Find more about the wellness benefits & results of African drumming workshops here

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Past Clients

We‘re proud to have worked with hundreds of schools and education providers around Australia for over 10 years. Here is feedback from just a few of our recent clients.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………brookman“It was a great incursion. Teachers and kids commented on how much they loved it. The main reason from teachers was that everyone was involved they weren’t just observing. The kids loved being able to go a little crazy. Your team were terrific and entertaining. Thank you so much for adjusting your normal program to fit in with our financial limits. It worked really well. One of my gorgeous, but more reserved students came up to me with a great big smile and said that was the best day she had ever had.”

Benean Depiazzi, Brookman Primary

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guild“The African Drumming workshop was a great success and the students got a lot out of it. I think that it fit in with our programme perfectly as it offered a diversity of music from the marimba work that we are doing. The kids now better understand the importance of rhythm in Africa. I really appreciate the work that went into it and I too look forward to working with you in the future.”

Chadwick Beins Jr, Guildford Grammar Preparatory School

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McKinnon_Secondary_College_logoThe recent African Drum and Dance workshops that Jeremy and Shabba ran at McKinnon Secondary College were excellent!! The students really enjoyed them and loved the fact that they were active participants in the workshop. A real sense of achievement developed as the students were able to see the formation of a whole piece with the other percussion instruments added as well as the dance. Please pass on my thanks to Jeremy and Shabba for their wonderful leadership”.

Carla Shallies, McKinnon Secondary College

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Korowa-logo“The students were captivated by the music. Each one was inspired to participate, promoting a wonderful sense of group cohesion. The experience remained with the students long after the session was over. I would highly recommend African Drumming as a wonderful resource for schools to use.”

Mary Jane Clark, Korowa Anglican Girls School

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melbourne“I just want to say that the workshop yesterday with Nii and Krystal was just brilliant! I loved it and the students did as well. It was a great addition to our day, really complimented our activities well and it was fun! Nii runs an awesome workshop.”

Steve Campitelli, The University of Melbourne

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Regional Tours

In 2013, we ran our first Regional Tours across Victoria. The response was overwhelming with more more than 75 awesome sessions booked over 8 Tours.

This year we’re expanding by popular demand. We’ll be bringing the music to any and all, with Kindergartens, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Community Centres signing up for both student and staff sessions. Please enquire as soon as possible as the Tours are very popular!

We are planning to expand even further and go on an interstate tour in the future, so we welcome inquiries from all regions.

2018 Schedule

Term 2
May 7 – May 11 :: Ballarat
May 21 – May 25 :: Shepparton
June 4 – June 8 :: Maryborough/Castlemaine
June 18 – June 22 :: North East :: Yarrawonga/Albury/Wodonga

Term 3
August 20 – August 24 :: Far North :: Mildura/Ouyen/Warracknabeal/Hopetoun
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Expressions of Interest                                                   

To express your interest and receive a quote, please provide all of the following information:

–        Your organisation’s name, address and phone number
–        How many children in each session?
–        How many sessions are you interested in?
–        What are your preferred days & times for all groups?

Please copy and paste this text into email and fill in the gaps.
[email protected]
(03) 9525 3073    //   0416 053 619

 

Testimonials 

 UC_Gippsland_logo-300x97I have had terrific feedback… Bouba was great, he ran an inspiring workshop and the children and staff alike thoroughly
enjoyed the experience. Thank you for organizing the tour and thank Bouba for sharing his skills and enthusiasm

Jane, UnitingCare Gippsland

Interstate service

We may be Melbourne based, but we take pride in extending our services everywhere! Our service includes drum tuning and maintenance advice, reskin or replacement options and more.

Contact us to see how we can offer our premium After Sales service to you

 

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Fast track your quote by filling in you details in the fields across and we will get in contact with you shortly.

Rates are calculated based on the type of event, number of participants, how many facilitators or performers are needed, location, duration and the all important client mandate.

We’re known for our fast replies and quick turnarounds. We aim to provide a quote either on the spot, within the hour or on the same day.

Contact our Events Team
(03) 9525 3073
[email protected]
252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda, 3182

Interstate service

We may be Melbourne based, but we take pride in extending our services everywhere! Our service includes drum tuning and maintenance advice, reskin or replacement options and more.

Contact us to see how we can offer our premium After Sales service to you

Contact our Service Team
Lee
(03) 9525 3073
[email protected]
252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda, 3182