Drum & Shake (Omega Centre)

Ref: C3743762

Duration: 2 hour Hand Drumming and Percussion playing /free style/ including using the voice as an instrument. Also encourage participants/learners to bring along any kind of hand drum or percussion instrument to join in with the session that makes a sound or can be adapted to create a percussion sound and have a go at making a simple shake percussion instrument out of re-cycled materials

Course aim

To create percussion sounds from hand drums and percussion and hand held instruments. Encouraging the students to have a go at creating their own sounds

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • To explore their own development and learning to have fun and be able to express themselves through sound
  • Be able to engage with other students in a positive way, while in the session
  • Gain confidence in themselves by learning how to make sound and join in with others

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Resources can be left at the Omega Centre for the Drama group to use in the afternoon.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • Feedback will be evaluated by student response and if they are happy and can engage with carers helping them, adjustments will be made where necessary.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • All resources will be provided but if the students want to bring and share any hand held/drum instruments, they are free to do so

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • The students will be engaged in other / workshop /activities at the WEA and they will continue to be both during and following the sessions.

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Drum & Shake (Omega Centre)


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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