Brianna Slattery presents 3 x two-hour Teachers PD at African Drumming’s St.Kilda Studio throughout 2019.
Fun and accessible sessions to explore songs, rhythms and instruments for Primary & Secondary level students.
Expand your repertoire to engage your students with new and exciting rhythm games, songs and melodic content!
You’ll get to use some cool African instruments and we will provide reference material for you to take home.
March 30th @10.30am – 12.30pm – Rhythm games
Explore fun and interactive games that help develop a whole range of skills, including: auditory, visual, kinaesthetic, language, collaborative and social capabilities. We’ll be using our bodies, drums and African percussion during the session, and you’ll come away loaded with lots of great games and inspiring ideas. The content explored in this workshop will be different to last year’s session, so you can continue to build your rhythm games repertoire!
June 15th @10.30am – 12.30pm – African Drumming for Wellness and Mindfulness
Explore how rhythm can be utilised to enhance student wellbeing and allowing for the practice of mindfulness. Drumming is an excellent activity for relieving stress and focusing and calming the mind. In this workshop, we will look at how the djembe and other percussion instruments can support wellbeing through exploring rhythms, games, soundscapes, mantras, drumming analogies and sharing facilitation tips. References to research literature on drumming and wellness will be provided.
August 3rd @10.30am – 12.30pm – Rhythm Power! Building Motor Skills and Coordination
This workshop will explore drumming and body percussion activities that build motor skills and coordination. During this session, we will work through games, activities and rhythms aimed at developing dexterity and rhythm power. We will look into how rhythm activities can enhance learning through allowing for embodied cognition. Get ready to move your body and enliven your mind