Here at the Mobile Music School, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality Transition Year workshops. Our ‘Let’s Drum’ workshops prove to be of our most popular Transition Year workshops every year. Each year, we travel nationwide with our series of workshops, delivering engaging and interactive content across all age groups. The year 2020 proved to be difficult for face to face workshops, but during periods of lockdowns being lifted, we managed to squeeze in lots of face to face workshops! One of our favourite workshops we delivered this year was during December 2020! We were delighted to be asked to deliver four 80 minute drumming workshops in Colaiste Mhuire, Cork. On the 10th of December, MMS tutor Niall headed to Cork, and led the workshops-equipped with a face mask and visor!-, with the transition year students of Colaiste Mhuire.
‘Let’s Drum’ – Transition Year Workshops
Our Let’s Drum workshops are our most popular TY workshops. These workshops are explosive: full of fun and energetic activities! Following our ethos of allowing students to learn without realising they are learning, the content of these workshops ensure that every student is engaged and interested throughout. Further, there is always an electric atmosphere in our drumming workshops! Our music tutors always ensure that each music session is exciting, interactive and engaging. Each tutor creates an environment that is relaxing and open for every student to express themselves.
Our workshops in Colaiste Mhuire
Music tutor Niall led the sessions on the 10th December in Colaiste Mhuire, Cork. During the workshop, students developed the ability to read music notation, create rhythms and patterns of their own; and likewise, take on brand new challenges as a group. Further, they managed to cover a wide range of material, including extensive ear training and instrument technique. Some other basic music notation included minims, crotchets, quavers and semi-quavers and their associated rests. Niall commented that the workshops were extremely successful, and that he really enjoyed working with the students of Colaiste Mhuire!
The drumming workshops went extremely well! The 80 minute sessions all culminated in the performance of a piece of percussion music, which combined everything the group had previously learnt together. These elements included technique, listening skills, counting, instrumentation, rhythms of the world, the beat and dynamic control. Further, the energy and enthusiasm from the students made each performance all the more special. Above all, the students really enjoyed themselves, which is always our main goal!
What measures did we take against Covid?
To protect staff and students against Covid 19 we:
- Equipped Niall with a face mask and visor
- Niall also undertook a Covid safety training course
- We ensured each piece of equipment was thoroughly disinfected after each use
- Niall ensured that there was adequate social distancing during the workshop
Interested in learning more about our percussion workshops? Get in touch here.