Drumming events - School workshop activities based in London
Big Beat offers drumming workshops and music education in Samba drumming, junk percussion, world music, inset days and tailor-made workshops for music at schools.
Drumming workshops for schools
Big Beat's founder, Adrian Wiggins has over 20 years' experience running school workshops, having worked with thousands of children of all ages and abilities.
The structure of a day can be adapted to suit your requirements, and are appropriate to students from key stage 1 (primary) to secondary, colleges and higher education.
Once the foundations have been learned, a series of simple structured musical breaks and ‘call and response’ drumming will result in a finale of energetic and a satisfying feeling of achievement.
- 4 x 1 hour samba workshops with up to 30 pupils or a morning and afternoon session with 2 classes.
- 3 x 1 hour sessions followed by a group performance
What a load of junk!
Even teachers need a break so let us do it for you. This session can be used as a tool for learning the basics of teaching samba percussion to children or simply as a team building, stress-busting session for the whole staff.
Any of the sessions we offer your classes we can also offer you, and you can even record a CD as part of it!
Blue sky in a box
We also offer a unique box full of 18 different team building activities.
The Box is ideal for schools and colleges looking to add value to their meetings, conferences and training sessions, and can be used in a number of different ways.
An interactive session for assemblies and hands-on sessions for classes.
Learn about the:
- Balafon from Ghana
- Berimbau from Brazil
- Dumbek from North Africa,
- Bongos from Cuba
- Pandeiro from Brazil
- Garrahand from Argentina
- And a lot more weird and wonderful instruments - it's a real journey through the sounds of the world.
Big Beat can deliver a whole school assembly demonstrating over 30 instruments from around the world and class workshops to follow.
Your school can experience a whole week of drumming, dance, song and costume making.
Our experienced team of carnival animateurs will come into school for 3-5 days and transform the pupils into a complete carnival group.
From reception to year 6, everyone can be involved and costumed for a big finale.
These residencies can be celebrated in real style with anything from a school hall performance for family and friends to a carnival street procession around the area for the whole community to enjoy!