Djembeschool

African Music Education for All

School Workshops

We cater for pupils across Key Stages One, Two, Three and Four. This includes workshops, residencies and teacher training.

 Our primary aim is to use West African drum and dance activities in the development of musicianship.

We also provide training for Initial Teacher Trainees, qualified teachers and music therapists in the delivery of West African drum and dance activities. This may be in the form of In Service curriculum support or college based lectures and workshops.

The Benefits of African Drumming Workshops

African drumming is great fun! It is energising and inspirational and is accessible to all ages and abilities

African drumming is traditionally taught without notation and therefore develops aural memory and listening skills. Playing the djembe also improves co-ordination and motor skills

Drumming together and creating music as an ensemble encourages bonding and communication within the class. The polyrhythmic nature of African drumming requires the group to actively listen to each other and to work together

Through the experience of our African drumming and dance workshops – where the drumming and dance are interlinked - children develop a greater understanding of rhythmic structure and musical form

African drumming encourages creativity and self expression. The children develop confidence in their abilities and a sense of achievement is generated through performance and appraisal 

Being introduced to and involved in African music promotes intercultural understanding

Class 4K, Edward Betham CE Primary School in Ealing

Workshop information

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