Whether you’re looking for an inspiring musical activity for your students or you have a specific learning target to reach, Drum Works can provide school drumming workshops to suit your needs.

What will my students learn?

All Drum Works workshops include some background about the Brazilian samba drums we play, basic drumming techniques, rhythmic work and ensemble playing. Your students will learn different drumming patterns and by the end of the session will be able to perform what they have learned to staff and classmates.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Improved rhythmic skills and an understanding of how beats are put together
  • Experience of ensemble playing
  • An insight into of different composition techniques and processes
  • Development of transferable skills including communication, confidence, teamwork and creativity.

Workshops can be tailored to suit your students’ needs, for example focusing on a particular genre of music, developing ensemble and performance skills or learning new composition techniques.

Who leads the workshops?

Workshops are led by professional musicians and experienced facilitators who are highly skilled at involving every student regardless of their musical ability or level of confidence.

How many students can take part?

We would normally work with a standard class size of around 30, but we can accommodate smaller or larger groups (our biggest group to date has been 120!).

How long are the workshops?

Workshops can last for anything from 45 minutes to a day or several days. We can run short workshops with several groups over the course of a day or half-day, or we can work intensively with one group for a longer period of time.

Where do workshops take place?

We would normally come to your school, but we can arrange for workshops to take place on the Barbican/Guildhall School premises if that suits you better.

How much does it cost?

All workshops are bespoke, so prices vary depending on class size, location, duration and content – please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Looking for something longer-term?

If you’re looking for something a bit longer-lasting than a one-off workshop, Drum Works can help you to kick-start your own drumming ensemble in your school with a series of taster workshops and professional development sessions for your staff.

Further information

For further information or to make an enquiry please contact us.

Other Workshops

Drum Works workshops are suitable for all ages, all levels of musical ability, and all group sizes.

They can be tied in with performances or delivered separately. If you’re arranging an event are are interested in finding out more about our workshops, please get in touch.