Drumming workshops for schools
With an instrument for every pupil and professional musicians to teach you this is a fully immersive experience
African drumming for everyone
Hire of 30 djembé comes as standard with each booking, more can be available on request – allowing classes to be collapsed so we can teach more students, where space is available.
In addition to the 30 djembe each practitioner often has with them; the cow bell which forms the frame for the tune, the shaker, xylophone and the Dun Dun base drum.
Professional African drummers
Our skilled and highly experienced team are all Africans and will teach rhythms from Sene-Gambia, Guinea or Ghana – depending on where they are from!
They all regularly work across the world performing as professional musicians, many are master drummers and all are great teachers too.
The workshop will be authentic, dynamic and energetic. Your practitioner can offer question and answer sessions resulting in a pupil led, fully immersive learning experience.
Tried and trusted
We have 10 million public liability insurance in case anything goes wrong and all of our practitioners are fully DBS checked, and receive training updates termly.
We really believe we are the best at what we do, but rather than take our word for it please do look through our school testimonials.
How does a drumming workshop work in your school?
How do we timetable drumming workshops?
Our team will work with you to get the best outcome to reach your objectives.
A session can be from 7 seperate classes a day or we can work intensively with one class.
How many students can drum at one time?
As standard we work with a class at a time, if you have space we are happy to work with 2 classes at a time (or up to 60 students) in your hall or larger room. Please note there is a transport charge of £2 for every drum over 30
Maximum – 7 workshops or up to 420 students in a day with one art activity.
How long is a drumming workshop?
We recommend classes of 60 minutes, though 30 is possible. We are very happy to work on longer more in depth drumming projects, including working towards a performance.
But please note we will place natural breaks as drumming can be hard on the students hands!
Can we mix activities?
Depending on the practitioner available you may mix in as many activities as you have time for. There is no additional charge for this so why not follow an arty morning with a musical afternoon?
What do you need?
We will need a horseshoe of chairs or benches for students to sit on while drumming.
We generally bring a drum for every child as well as a number of additional instruments.
How much is it?
Options run from £2 – £16 per student. Please fill out our quick quote form and we will get right back to you with a proposal.
What our African drumming workshop customers say
We are proud of our results
“Thank you so much for a fantastic day. The children loved the art and the drumming and learnt so much from you. It was a long and busy day and you were tireless. Thank you for your enthusiasm and for making it such fun for the children.”
“I was so impressed by the amount of drums Kwame had brought with him. It was wonderful that each child had their own drum to play and that they could play together as a whole group; the sound was fantastic. They absolutely loved it and are still singing the song Kwame taught them to this day!”