This term, Year 5 have started whole-class African Drumming lessons and it’s safe to say all are finding it very enjoyable!
African drumming is an exciting and exhilarating experience in which the pupils are required to work together to produce a cohesive sound. Not only is the activity an excellent way for the children to improve rhythmic accuracy and overall musicianship, it can also help them to develop a greater sense of focus, as well as improved listening and ensemble skills.
In addition to the musicality and creativity that it inspires, African drumming also provides feelings of heightened well-being, self-esteem and confidence. It celebrates cultural diversity in music in which the children are actively involved. African djembe drumming has the added benefit of boosting upper body strength and stamina.
Prep School | 06/10/2020