The "Didgeridoo Adventure to Natural Musicianship!"
A 10 week natural musical adventure with one of the oldest musical instruments in the world.
Incorporates playing the didgeridoo, working as a whole class and in small groups, with voice for storytelling, song and percussion, while learning to write and compose creative musical scores inspired by nature and the local environment.
The Didgeridoo Adventure is usually taught over 2 weekly sessions for 2 classes-a-day, usually Ks2 age: one whole class before lunch (usually after break) and the second class for the whole afternoon.
- 15 hours tuition over 10 weeks (approx. 1.5hours/week per class).
- Designed for years 3-6, but applicable to younger, older classes and composites.
- Chris Holland brings 20 years of professional experience to the programme, which he aims to be ‘best practice’ in UK for this type of group-work.
- Whole classes taught with every pupil actively involved, regardless of prior musical experience.
- All aspects of the primary National Curriculum for music are covered.
- Pupils learn to play the didgeridoo, work with voice and use percussion.
- We work with patterns and forms in nature to inspire composition and performance.
- Use of warm-ups and musical activities that encourage personal and musical development along with teamwork and leadership.
- Integration of musical content with class projects, e.g Australia topic, tropical climates, numeracy, oracy, fractions, sound and light, poetry…
- Wider learning opportunities taken in English, maths, geography, physics, and presentation skills.
- Weekly story-time visits to the ‘Mr Bongoli’s Museum of Sound’, where pupils are introduced to unusual and inspiring world percussion.
- In-school assembly performance, presented by the pupils.
- Upload of a recordings to Soundcloud so pupils can share their achievements outside school with families and friends.
The World of Didgeridoo is usually taught over 2 weekly sessions for 2 classes-a-day, usually Ks2 age: one whole class before lunch (usually after break) and the second class for the whole afternoon.
The total cost includes all tuition, instrument provision, travel and administration.
Shorter project lengths are possible too.
I look forward to hearing from you.