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.
Drumming and student engagement
Our director, Brianna has also 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.