Drums for Schools – World Percussion Set

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A delightful collection of world music instruments supported by teaching resources I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that, if you struggle with teaching music in primary school, your discomfort will fall into one of two categories. One is that you worry you are not particularly musical. The other is that […]

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The role of Music in Rio Carnival

STOP PRESS - COVID DELAYS THE RIO CARNIVAL TILL APRIL

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In February, Carnival takes place in towns and cities all over Brazil. The Rio carnival, also known as ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, is the biggest of these and is perhaps the world’s most popular Carnival, famous for breathtaking performances, samba music, costumes and its week-long party atmosphere. The Rio carnival was cancelled in 2021because […]

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Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing 

As a part of Children's Mental Health Week, learn key ways to support children wellbeing at school.

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This week is Children’s Mental Health week in the UK. This year the theme of the week is Growing Together. The aim is to encourage children (and adults) to grow together, and to be a part of the growth journey of those around them. Our children are entering their third year since the start of […]

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Powerful drum classes send students’ self-esteem skyrocketing

Dance to the beat of your own drum!

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When we talk about boosting kids’ self-esteem, you’ll be familiar with ideas such as practicing gratitude, keeping a journal, or going for a walk. But if you think back to when you were young, would those things really have resonated? If you’re anything like us, you were hungry for more exciting or rebellious activities. Activities that could […]

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Revolutionising kids’ education to boost mental health from early age

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Helping young minds blossom Now this is the kind of revamp to kids’ education we have all been crying out for. While focusing on how to teach teens about mental health and diversity, we seem to have created a huge blind spot – forgetting about preschoolers. With 50% of mental health problems already established by age 14, it’s […]

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Black History Month Workshops

Develop children's cultural, historical and socio-economic awareness through African Drumming workshops.

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October is Black History Month and a great opportunity to develop children’s awareness in so many dimensions: cultural, historical, socio-economic . . . An African Drumming or African Dance day gives everyone an instant cultural immersion and a springboard for learning. And it gives everyone a massive togetherness boost and a fantastic social/emotional workout. African Story Telling, Ancestral Mask […]

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Improving Children’s Wellbeing through Music

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If the last 18 months has taught us anything, it is that human beings are resilient creatures. We have all been forced to adapt to so much change, deal with grief and loss, and endure many months of solitude with life in lockdown. As an adult, these challenges have been difficult. The one thing we […]

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