What size djembe drum do I need?

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Primary hands above djembe

It’s very important to get the djembe size right – if it’s too small, you or your class won’t be able to do proper two-handed drumming and produce the three basic sounds: bass, tone and slap. On the other hand, drums that are too big will quickly eat up your budget, and they can be […]

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Improving mental wellbeing and educational outcomes through drumming

Here at Drums for Schools we firmly believe that participating in group musical activities not only improves students’ level of musical skill and understanding, but also benefits the development of wider educational, social and communication skills, and improves mental wellbeing. This research project by Thomas Haggerty and based on a 12 week djembe drumming course, […]

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Drums for Schools – World Percussion Set

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As well as hitting curriculum objectives, this percussion pack will help pupils enjoy the real sense of achievement that comes from making music as a group. In fact, I can see it delivering genuine benefits in terms of class cohesion, self-esteem and team-building skills.

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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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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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