Practical, fun and accessible sessions, exploring African songs, rhythms and instruments to use in teaching Kindergarten, Primary & Secondary level students.
Expand your repertoire to engage your students with new and exciting games, exercises, and melodic content!
You will receive a digital Certificate of completion.

Rhythm games

Online (Zoom): Saturday May 14th 2022
10am-12pm (AEDT): Games for Djembes
1pm-3pm (AEDT): Games for Small Percussion

Games for Djembe
Explore fun and interactive games for the djembe that help develop auditory, visual, kinaesthetic, language and social skills. You’ll come away loaded with lots of great games and inspiring ideas that you can incorporate into your
drumming sessions.

Games for Small Percussion
There’s lots of fun to be had with shakers, bells and other small percussion! Explore a range of dynamic games that feature the use of a variety of different percussion instruments. These games are all about being creative with
resources, designing learning opportunities that are accessible to a range of students and incorporating a variety of instruments into rhythm-based learning.

Drumming for wellness

Online (Zoom): Saturday August 13th 2022
10am-12pm (AEST): Drumming for Social Connectivity
1pm-3pm (AEST): Drumming for Mindfulness

Drumming for Social Connectivity
Drumming is a powerful vehicle for encouraging skill development around a range of social skills. Through engaging in a range of drumming games and facilitation techniques we will investigate how the drum can be utilised to
teach valuable social skills such as cooperation and teamwork, effective communication, strong body language and positive interaction.

Drumming for Mindfulness
Explore how rhythm can be utilised to facilitate the practice of mindfulness. Drumming is an excellent activity for relieving stress and focusing the mind. This session will include facilitation techniques and ideas for leading drumming
sessions that calm and centre the mind.

Teacher training refresher

Online (Zoom): Saturday September 4th 2022
10am-12pm (AEST): Level 1 refresher
1pm-3pm (AEST): Level 2 refresher

Catered to garduates of our Teacher Training course
Consolidate the skills & knowledge acquired at our Teacher Training program with this practical refresher.
During these sessions, we’ll revise the rhythm content, arrangement ideas and facilitation techniques addressed throughout the course.
We welcome you to share how you’ve applied the content in your classes, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and receive tailored guidance. This refresher aims to boost your confidence and further inspire you to take your drumming sessions to the next level!

Dun facilitation and Technique

Online (Zoom): Saturday October 15th 2022
10am-12pm (AEST): Part 1
1pm-3pm (AEST): Part 2

Catered for teachers with some experience with Djembes and West African music, who want to explore extra rhythmic layers.
The dunun rhythms form the underlying foundation or bed of the music, and allow all the other percussion to lock into the “mother” rhythm.
You’ll learn about the critical role duns play in the music and how best to integrate them into your class ensemble.
We’ll start with dun stick technique so you can get the best sounds out of your drums.
We will enjoy fun warm up games and move into dexterity exercises, to loosen you up and get you comfortable on the duns.
We will learn a traditional West African rhythm with an intro, grooves, breaks and grand finale.
You’ll come away feeling more confident in your playing, with a tool kit for deeper rhythmic layering  – ready to inspire your classroom!

Rates are per participant. Each Session is 2 hours long  (10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm).

One half day – Single session: $125 + gst
One full day – Two sessions: $225 + gst
Two full days – Four sessions: $420 + gst
Three full days – 6 sessions: $600 + gst

These sessions will be run via ZOOM, a free and easy to use software.

Simply download ZOOM, create a free account, and start the test to check that your audio and video both work.

Desktop, laptop or ipad

Go to zoom.us on your device’s internet browser
On the top right of your screen there is a bright orange button that says “Sign up, it’s free!” Press this
Once you’ve created an account you can start using Zoom

Apple mobile device

Go into your app store on your phone and type in Zoom in the search bar
Look for the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app and install it.
Once downloaded, you can either create a new zoom account or login with your existing account.

Android mobile device

Go into your Google play on your phone and type in Zoom in the search bar
Look for the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app and install it.
Once downloaded, you can either create a new zoom account or login with your existing account.

Testing audio and video

Desktop, laptop or ipad

If you are having issues, you may need to update your webcam drivers. Once you’re logged in, follow these instructions to optimise your Audio for our sessions.
Click the Settings cog in the top right corner of the app’s home screen
Open the Audio tab and click the Advanced button at the bottom right. This will bring up three Audio Processing Options.
There are two background noise suppression options (persistent and intermittent), please disable both of them.
There is one other option: Echo Cancellation. This should be set to Audio.

 Mobile device

Before your online class, go into your Zoom app on your smart phone and click on the settings cog at the bottom right of the screen.
Click on Meetings.
Make sure your microphone is always turned on and your video is always turned on.

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Designed for both generalist and specialist teachers, our PD sessions will address the following from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

2.1 – Content and teaching strategies of the learning area.
3.3 – Use teaching strategies.
3.4 – Select and use resources
3.5 – Use effective classroom communication
4.1 – Support student participation
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

To register please fill out the form below, or you can purchase your ticket here

    Rhythm Games Part 1: Games for Djembes (Online) - May 14th (am class)Rhythm Games Part 2: Games for Small Percussion (Online) - May 14th (pm class)Rhythm games Part 1 & 2 (Online) - May 14th (am & pm class)Drumming for wellness Part 1: Drumming for Social Connectivity (Online) - August 13th (am class)Drumming for Wellness Part 2: Drumming for Mindfulness (Online) - August 13th (pm class)Drumming for Wellness Part 1 & 2 (Online) - August 13th (am & pm class)Teacher Training Refresher Part 1: Level 1 refresher (Online) - September 3rd (am class)Teacher Training Refresher Part 2: Level 2 refresher (Online) - September 3rd (pm class)Teacher Training Refresher Part 1 & 2 (Online) - September 3rd (am & pm class)Dun facilitation and technique Part 1 & 2 (Online) - October 15th (am & pm class)


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