Our TY Workshops are back with a bang! We’ve dived straight back into our TY workshops after the Easter break, and we were delighted to! On Thursday the 15th April, MMS tutor Niall headed to Mountmellick Community College to deliver an 80 minute drumming workshop with the transition year students. Read on to find out what Niall covered with the students, and how they got on! We’ll also cover what health and safety measures we took to ensure the safety of all staff and students. Read on to find out more!
‘Let’s Drum’ – TY 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 workshop in Mountmellick Community College
Music tutor Niall led the session on the 15th April in Mountmellick Community College. 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 remarked that the group seemed to really enjoy themselves and that the sessions flew in! Further, Niall brought some Bodhrans to the school to demonstrate for the students, allowing the students to sharpen their percussion skills across a range of instruments!
The drumming workshop was a tremendous success! The 80 minute session 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.
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.