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Explore the sounds, uses and the materials used in the manufacture of percussion instruments from around the world in this interactive hands-on workshop.

Play a talking drum from Ghana and learn how to change its pitch, feel the air vibrate inside a Turkish doumbek, and explore world instruments made of unusual and recycled materials.

Discover instruments that create the sounds of a rainforest and use them to create a soundscape with your classmates whilst following a conductor.

As part of the workshop, your class will have exclusive access to the Hands On Music Space which features a wide range of world instruments.

Key info

Suitable for: KS1

Age Groups: 5-7

Subjects: Citizenship, Music

Topics: Africa, Human & Physical Geography, Music, Pitch & Melody, Popular Music, Rehearsing, Rhythm, Rhythms of the World, Team Building

Type: At Venue

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: £75 plus VAT for non-fee paying schools, and a higher rate for fee-paying schools

Dates: Ongoing

Max. Group Size: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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