Music for children aged 5 - 11
Hit the Ground Drumming works in primary schools providing lunch and after-school percussion clubs, Brazilian drumming workshops, class teaching and musical experience days.
Musical Experience & Drum Workshops
Memorable, interactive, high-energy sessions, exploring rhythmical music making through movement, singing and percussion playing.
Recent workshops have included the themes: Carnival, The Caribbean, Around the World, Body Percussion, Under the Sea, Afro-Brazilian Samba & The Road to Rio...
"Lily May’s workshops were outstanding – just what we had hoped for. Her manner with the children was spot on. She had taken on board our theme and worked out a perfect workshop with a mix of story running through, singing, percussion instruments, acting and puppets. We would absolutely love to work with her again."
Anita Park, Head Teacher - Bickley Park School
Percussion Clubs & Ensembles
Currently running at Dog Kennel Hill and Rotherhithe primary schools.
An opportunity for children to lay a strong musical foundation that greatly enhances skills for all instrument playing, and can turn into a lifelong source of enjoyment.
Musical repertoire is developed over time allowing children the space to grow their understanding of rhythmic language and musical arrangements.
Clubs and Ensembles aim to develop:
Understanding of pulse, movement and song - how our bodies interact with music
Co-ordination and musical freedom: singing, playing and moving (yes, all at once)
Percussion instruments: technique, timbre and dynamics
Ensemble playing: structure and phrasing, listening and communication, leading and independence
Cultural context: the origins and journey of rhythms and playing styles
Musicality and creativity: composition and improvisation
Musical repertoire is inspired by the music of north-east Brazil, Colombia, Cuba and the Caribbean.