Children and young people are often natural musicians without even knowing it, and our Drumroots school workshops are designed to help pupils explore their individual musical abilities, as well as show them the value of working together as a team.
Our workshops also focus on motor skills and coordination – so as well as drumming, we often incorporate dance into our programmes. Our workshops often end with a performance in front of the whole school so that everyone – children, teachers and parents – can share in what our workshop has taught its young participants.
We work with Infant, Primary and High School pupils, and our workshops can support key areas of the curriculum, as well as themed school events such as Arts Weeks and the celebration of world cultures. The individual content and style of workshops reflects the age and ability of the pupils. Our facilitators are always fully insured, enhanced DBS checked and highly experienced.
We can also provide African dance workshops led by authentic, professional African dancers. They can accompany the drumming workshop using the rhythm of the drums to dance to, with our drumming teacher providing the rhythm and the signals.
We have particular experience of supporting pupils with special educational needs, including Aspergers and Autism. We also work with expelled, excluded and socially disadvantaged youngsters. In addition, we deliver training for teachers, and we are available for after school drum clubs.