Learn to play an exciting array of world percussion instruments including djembes, bongos, cajons and North African and Eastern drums.
What will you learn on this course?
This is a fun introduction to playing world percussion instruments including djembes, bongos, cajons, and North African and Eastern drums. In this 5 week course you will learn all about different rhythms and patterns, experience playing different types of instruments and drums and play in a group. Participants will share in the delight of playing different drums, creating a joyful and therapeutic environment that supports communication and team working skills in a fun and creative way.
During the course participants will discuss world music percussion history, learn basic techniques and patterns and then use those newly acquired skills to play songs together in a poly-rhythmic form. By the end of the course you will have learned about the different kinds of percussions, the basic skills of how to use world percussion instruments, and a better understanding of the rhythm.
Who is this course for?
This course is open to adults aged 18+ and is suitable for complete beginners with no previous percussion experience and improvers who may have had lessons elsewhere or haven’t played for a while.
The course may be accessible for people with disabilities providing you are physically able. Playing percussion requires sitting on a stool and using both hands and both feet. Students can be accompanied by their own carer or support worker. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.
There will be 15 minute break half way through the 2 hour session each week.
Do you need to bring anything?
All course materials and equipment are provided.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs for this course.
Who teaches this course?