CREATIVE PERCUSSION

As with all arts subjects, not all schools have a Music Specialist - this is where MusicNotes come in. We provide the chance to enjoy music whilst also meeting important National Curriculum expectations / LNF requirements. Our workshops are specifically designed to fit either morning or afternoon slots, and can be adapted to compliment the school's set theme or topic.

Lydia first developed this structure for our Creative Percussion Workshops whilst studying Workshop Leadership at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She was trained to create and deliver music workshops within Primary Schools, focusing on the use of tuned and un-tuned Percussion (for maximum accessibility, regardless of ability).

Whilst delivering Music PPA cover in Primary Schools across South Wales, Lydia further noticed a need for inclusion of Music Technology and I.T. within curriculum-based music teaching.

The following sessions encompass the fundamentals of composition, performance, and analysis - with a coherent set of indicative Learning Objectives:

  • To use teamwork and problem-solving skills, when working as part of an ensemble.
  • To compose, memorise, and perform a unique character-inspired ‘syllabic-rhythm’.
  • To confidently follow a conductor and steady beat, within a quasi-orchestral setting.
  • To use appraisal, analysis, and critical thinking skills, when listening to Classical music.
  • To learn about and understand the importance of: dynamics, pitch, tempo, and tonality.

Sessions can be designed on request, or schools can choose from our existing workshop bank: