Come along to a Family Taster Session, and learn the techniques and rhythms of the traditional Punjabi Dhol drum. We provide the drums and beaters so you can get started straight away on your Dhol drum journey. You will be taught and guided by two Dhol Drum expert tutors in partnership with Services For Education.
Following the session, if you choose to join the term course, the price of one taster session will be deducted from the term ticket price. You are welcome to join as many taster sessions as you like, but please note only one £5 session will be redeemed against the full term price.
What will you learn on this course?
Learn to play and perform the Punjabi Dhol drum through a structured, professional environment through a set syllabus with a wide range of traditional and Western beats.
In these sessions you will be taught by highly experienced tutor Harjit Singh with over 30 years of experience in teaching and performing Punjabi Folk music.
The course tuition is provided by the Head of Percussion & World Music from the multi-award-winning Services for Education Music Service in partnership with Midlands Arts Centre. In 2018/19, the Music Service’s Azaad Dhol Group, directed by Harjit performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall, ICC, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Ruddock Performing Arts Centre.
We provide Dhol tuition in a fun, friendly and creative environment where you will learn and develop basic and specific techniques using the Dagga and Tilli. Opportunities for performance and grades will be offered throughout the course, and both traditional Bhangra and classical beats will be taught.
Who is this course for?
This course is open to participants aged 8-17 plus a parent or guardian. It is open to beginners and improvers. Whether you are someone that has never played the Dhol before or want to gain further skills and qualifications then this is the course for you.
The course may be accessible for people with disabilities. You need good upper body and manual dexterity. Students can be accompanied by their own carer or support worker and the room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.
Do you need to bring anything?
We will provide Dhol drums and beaters for the sessions, but you are welcome to bring your own instruments.
Are there any additional costs?
Who teaches this course?
Harjit Singh & Jagdev Saini on behalf of Services for Education Music Service.