using drumming as a tool to inspire creativity, build social cohesion and empower young people to direct their own futures
An update from Drum Works
We are currently running a programme of online sessions. Click on the links below for further information or contact us to find out how you can get involved.
In the meantime, check out what our participants produced during lockdown #1! If you like this, you can view our whole lockdown playlist on our YouTube channel.
This is a challenging time for all music organisations. Our priority is to maintain a sense of community and connectedness by continuing to engage with our regular participants throughout the COVID-19 crisis. If you are in a position to help us keep our programme going through these uncertain times by making a donation, we would be very grateful for your support.
Drum Works Studio
Drum Club member and professional jewellery artist Elizabeth Bone has made excellent use of lockdown, creating a new collection of handmade pin badges, earrings and necklaces – all from used drum sticks! 25% of every sale will be donated to Drum Works, supporting our work with young east Londoners.
“The Drum Works project is powerful and making a difference to children’s lives. It shows the power of the drum, and how this can be the glue that holds one person to another”
– Dame Evelyn Glennie, virtuoso percussionist
Drum Works is a music project based in east London that encourages social cohesion and improves educational and aspirational outcomes for its participants. Our vision is to build a community where every individual is empowered to make positive choices about their future, to aim high and to take responsibility for their role in supporting others around them.
All the music we play is our own, grown from the world that surrounds us, and all participants have a voice that dictates our process and performance. High-energy creative sessions led by professional musicians enable participants from all backgrounds and all levels of musical experience to create something they enjoy and are proud of. Opportunities to showcase this work at prestigious events demonstrate that positive action, hard work and commitment can achieve amazing results.