Chris Greer has over fifteen years experience of running drumming workshops in Schools and over 20 years experience teaching drum kit on an individual basis.
And there is a BIG difference between the two.
The benefits to an individual of learning to play a musical instrument are many and extremely well documented.
The benefits of taking part in a well run Music Workshop may not be so well known, but include:
- Better team working skills
- Improved social skills
- Enhanced communication skills
- Increased awareness of what other people contribute to the group
- A better understanding of how your behaviour and participation affects a group
- An understanding of the power of Team Work
- The ability to concentrate simultaneously on what you are doing as an individual and as part of a group
Understanding this difference means that how we work with a group is very different from how we work with individuals and this is vital to running successful workshops.
This is where we excel.
Our recently acquired set of bamboo tamboo are already getting full use by our pupils of all abilities. Fun, easy to use and adaptable, they are a great way of increasing rhythmic complexity into existing pieces or an enjoyable way to learn about rhythm patterns for the first time. They're also proving pretty durable and easy to store so I feel we've got good value for money.
Head of Music Loreto Grammar School