EDUCATION

Learning is a lifelong mission. Our aim is to make it fun, dynamic and memorable. Although our medium of instruction involves music, rhythm and creativity, the social and personal teachings that can be extracted from these forms are limitless. We look forward to bringing you an education experience that leaves you in the groove…

School Music

School music should be fun, engaging, and accessible for all students. Our school music programs focus on teaching the elements of music through an exploration of rhythm and song, utilising West African and Brazilian musical styles. Emphasis is placed on the social and emotional skills and understandings that are essential for effective musical collaborations. Our school programs are flexible in delivery. We offer classes in a variety of formats including incursion-style workshops, term-long programs, and specialised sessions for small groups.

Engagement through rhythm…

Our Student Engagement Strategy harnesses the power of rhythm to address key factors of engagement. Tailored for specific groups and informed by research on engagement and drumming, these sessions include the use of rhythmic analogy to encourage students to practise patterns of thinking and behaviours that enhance engagement. Rather than being a prescriptive program, our Engagement Strategy is flexible in delivery and completely responsive to each school’s or student group’s needs. Our student engagement sessions are delivered by qualified teachers and include a development meeting and evaluation of outcomes.

Who is this experience for?
  • Students at-risk of disengagement from school.
  • Students who could benefit from personal and social development.
  • Schools looking to boost the culture of behavioural, cognitive and emotional engagement amongst their student cohort.

Our director, Brianna has completed a Masters thesis on drumming and student engagement. Click here for a summary of the thesis findings and a link to the full paper.

Drumming Classes

Learn to drum West African rhythms in a fun, community-focussed environment. We run weekly drumming classes across a number of towns in North East Victoria. Follow the link to find out more about our Community Drumming Classes.

On-demand Workshops

We can bring drumming classes to you! If you have a group of people interested in attending a drumming class, please get in touch to arrange an on-demand workshop. We are happy to travel to you!

Conference Presentations

We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and experience around drumming for learning, engagement and wellbeing across education and community contexts. We can provide tailored presentations around nominated themes for conferences and meetings. We take an interactive approach to our presentations, leaving audiences with a memorable learning experience.

“Thank you for providing a wonderful experience for the students at Devenish Primary School! We had a great time drumming, singing and moving!”

Cazz Hicks – School Principal, Devenish Primary School

“Drumming is a fun and inclusive activity and always has kids and adults alike joining in and grooving along. Bri is a great facilitator/educator who has an engaging and inclusive approach to her teaching.”

Emma Phillips – Community drumming participant

“I have loved learning a new skill for myself and enjoy each Wednesday playing and learning about the culture and the songs that our wonderful Brianna teaches us.”

Gwynda Morrow – Community drumming participant