School Drumming Workshops
Ray and his team of experienced teachers can provide your students with a fun, musical experience using the drums of Africa.
Programs can be tailored to suit your needs.
We can deliver a one off session, artist in residence sessions or come in for regular weekly sessions to provide your students with an in depth experience.
We use a variety of African hand drums and percussion instruments where the children will be taught how to get the sounds from the drums, how to listen to each other and play cooperatively in a group and have fun playing a style of music that has been around for centuries.
Ray and his team ( Abli and Jose) have been running school workshops for many years and are experienced musicians and teachers who know how to engage children and take them on an exciting musical journey.
Please contact Ray to discuss your particular requirements.
Feedback from teachers and Principals
Natalaie Bakai, Principal, Kororoit Creek Primary
Ray has worked with both small and large groups of students and staff and has worked with them over extended periods of time to build their skill and expertise in drumming and performance.
Ray has enabled and built the confidence, levels of enjoyment and capacity of participants to work as effective percussionists and musicians. This confidence has also contributed to students developing a greater sense of themselves as learners and to their co-operative group skills.
Balwyn North Primary Teachers
Abli was fantastic and the kids loved him.
The kids really enjoyed the concert and the mix of drumming, dancing and singing. The parents also loved the concert and liked the interaction with Abli during the concert.
Philip Fox, Principal, Footscray Primary
Jose has worked at FPS over the past two years and has offered an engaging and stimulating African drumming program for our younger students. His enthusiasm and passion has supported our students to develop an understanding of drumming and contributes to our mission of building intercultural understanding. An outstanding program.
From Sunshine Heights Kindergarten
Jose came to entertain our families during an afterhours picnic at our Kindergarten in Sunshine West. He was very reliable and on time. Very self-efficient and promptly set up and entertained us for a whole hour.
He was very accommodating and adaptable to the needs of the children and the educators. His entertainment included actively involving children from the ages of 3-11 and was able to draw them into his performance. The feedback from our families was very positive and we will definitely be inviting him to perform at the Kindergarten again during the year.
(please call or text Ray on 0403 198 223)