When it comes to TY workshops, the Mobile Music School ensures all TY students are immersed in a highly energetic, fun-filled music-making session. Our TY workshops include singing, musical theatre, and drumming. However, brand new for the year 2020/21, we have added a brand new workshop to our stellar line up- Bodhrán workshops for schools! We bought plenty of brand new bodhrán’s, and the students have been loving them so far! We were delighted to be invited to Drogheda Grammar School on the 5th of May to deliver 3 x 80 minute drumming workshops.
TY Workshops- Our Bodhrán Workshops and what they consist of
We wanted to include this iconic Irish instrument in our workshops and music in secondary schools programmes. During these workshops, each group will receive one 80 minute, hands on percussion session. Each student will have their own bodhrán. These sessions are full of fun and energetic activities. These activities ensure that every student is engaged and interested throughout. Further, these fun, energetic activities always ensure a joyful atmosphere in our bodhrán workshops for secondary schools. Our music tutors always ensure that each music session is interactive and engaging. Each tutor creates an environment that is relaxing and open for every student to express themselves.
Each group will cover a wide range of material, including extensive ear training and instrument technique. Some other basic music notation will be covered, including minims, crotchets, quavers and semi-quavers and their associated rests. The students will also cover the role of the composer and experiment with creating different rhythms. Following this, the students will perform as an ensemble.
Our Workshops in Drogheda Grammar School
Music tutor Niall led the sessions on the 5th May in Drogheda Grammar School. During each 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. Each student had their own bodhrán, and learned brand new techniques with Niall. Niall remarked that each group was extremely focused, and seemed to really enjoy themselves.
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.