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One of our regular and much valued clients, Nordoff Robbins invited us back to deliver an African drumming workshop and training session for their students. Nordoff Robbins are a charity based organisation who specialise in music therapy in order to make a positive difference to vulnerable children and adults.
We have been selected to work with Nordoff Robbins regularly due to our extensive experience in working with people from challenging backgrounds, those with special needs and those to who would really benefit from the therapeutic qualities of playing music. (more…)
The Royal Northern College of Music provides musical training for its students not just in classical music and with students selected main instrument, but will bring in the additional alternative musical styles and providers to give the students an opportunity to learn music from very different traditions and learn in a very different way than they may be used to. Having run several courses for the RNCM students in the past, we were in very familiar territory but on this occasion this workshop was just a one off, with an hour to give those attending an introduction to West African drumming. (more…)
Last night we were invited to run a one off workshop with Special Virtuosi; a music group which was set up in December 2006 to provide music provision to people with special needs. The group of some twenty or so participants were very welcoming and excited to get into some drumming as we met at Royal Northern College of Music, a place we’ve worked many times before and where we’re always happy to return to.
The students, being of a broad age range and their individual special needs so mixed, we felt that our job was of course to run a drumming workshop for all to enjoy, and as ever to interact through music, however, here we focused particularly on building a good energy in the room so as to be inclusive of everybody, regardles of ability, and so that eveyone could get in to, feel and experience the music. (more…)
The Royal Northern College of Music realises that their students appreciate diverse musical experiences, complementing the classical style of learning on which RNCM’s reputation is built. Having worked for several years with RNCM, delivering short djembe projects for students and staff, our performance troupe Tanante were delighted to be invited to kick start the new term. The RNCM “Carnival” was a perfect place for students old and new to meet, and our rhythms added to the party atmosphere… (more…)