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Customer Feedback

2015

Steve has been drumming with our infant aged children for two years now. Not only do our little ones love his sessions, using the huge variety of drums and instruments, they love performing for their parents too - an element we include within each five week block.

We find that the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural elements of our school curriculum are redefined through these practical workshops. The children learn about other cultures and particular embed the African links that we have as part of our International School work. There is only so much that books and internet research can teach our children, the drumming sessions give children and adults alike a real insight into music across our diverse planet.

Each session sees the class work as a team and when musicians come together, something magical happens as unique children incorporate their own creative style with that of others to create a brand new sound. Our parents love to report that they hide the saucepans after the weekly session!

The children have built up their esteem and this is in the heart of our mission statement. Achievement in life is rooted in self-confidence, the very part of what we hold dear. Steve's music sessions focus on interaction and helping participants discover the music that lies within themselves.

The workshops have improved co-ordination and fine motor skills – the drumming workshops are practical, and children have learnt to play simple rhythms and/or melodies on a wide range of instruments.

Our children have had rich opportunities to express themselves. We always place great emphasis on inclusion; and all children get the opportunity to learn and reproduce the skills they have gained in the session, leaving them feeling motivated, confident and inspired,

Louise Johnson – Head of School Wickford C of E School

I believe our students get a lot from drumming. They develop a sense of rhythm, a love of music and an understanding of another culture. They learn different ways to play the drums and they apply some of the skills they learn in drumming across the curriculum.

For example, they will bang the beats of different syllables in words or count how many syllables they can hear. The children are all enthusiastic about drumming and they love having the opportunity to showcase their work to their families.

Annie Bristow - Teacher at Wickford C of E School

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