Rhythmania Drums and Percussion
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Drumming for schools...
Rhythmania strives to bring the joy and benefits of drumming and rhythm to as many children and adults as possible. We are essentially an education based company aiming to introduce drumming and rhythm into the everyday classroom, focusing on areas of the curriculum such as:
• Design and Technology
• Arts and Culture
• Life Orientation Skills
• Math and Literature
Rhythmania has been running since 2005 We have been using drums in schools not only as musical instruments but as effective educational tools for a number of years. Bonny has extensive teaching experience for all ages from 4 years to Matric learners.
Drumming and drums are a great resource for any school or organisation. Having only a few drums limits the drum’s social and instructional efficacy as hand drumming is essentially a group activity. Yet a problem exists: drums are expensive and many schools can’t afford them. It is on this basis that Rhythmania set about developing a drum which is cost effective, robust and has a good sound. The resulting drums are unique as they are in a kit format which the learners themselves can build. The result of this is that schools are left with the drums as a resource which can be used on an ongoing basis.
Along with the drums, Rhythmania focusses on teacher training where educators make their own drums, spend time learning about drumming, how it could be used in the classroom, numerous activities and the resulting benefits. These courses enable the educators to use the drums effectively and thus maintain the drums as a sustainable resource for the school.
Rhythmania has run many drum building projects in various schools, presented at both annual NAPTOSA (National Professional Teachers Organisation of South Africa) Conferences for Foundation Phase and Intersen Phase Educators, ran drum building and drumming workshops at the Grahamstown Festival and presented workshops on how to use drumming and rhythm to teach math at an AMESA (Association of Math Educators of South Africa) Conference. Rhythmania has also facilitated various corporate functions for numerous companies.
Numerous workshops are offered, all of which can be tailored to best suit your school, it’s needs and budget.
Get the Rhythmania Team into your school to run a drum building workshop with your learners. It is suitable for Grades 5 and up. Rhythmania will provide all raw materials and tools; will facilitate the drum building process and drumming once the drums are finished.
Rhythmania will happily come and facilitate an interactive drumming workshop at your school. All drums will be provided. This can either be done with individual classes or entire grades. This course is applicable to any grade and can be used as a great fundraiser event.
Using brightly coloured melodic plastic tubes and body percussion Rhythmania will facilitate a session of energetic rhythms and games. This can either be done with individual classes or entire grades.
Percussive ensemble work...
If drumming is already established at your school why not get Rhythmania in to do a workshop on composing an ensemble. This workshop uses slightly more advanced rhythms and a variety of traditional percussive instruments. This workshop is aimed at Grade 4 – 9.
Rhythmania is passionate about training teachers and mentors on the vast applications and many benefits of drumming and percussion. Through these training sessions we aim to introduce rhythm into the everyday classroom and highlight the cross curricula use of percussion. We can either present workshops at a specific school for their staff or you could attend a workshop independently. Keep an eye on our website for upcoming courses and dates as well as drumming events.
Rhythmania does not only work with children and teachers but also offers interactive drumming and boomwhacker sessions in the corporate sector. These sessions are great ice breakers or closings for any conference, function or event.
Kids party entertainment
Rhythmania offers drumming, percussion and boomwhacker sessions for children’s parties. These are proving to be very popular and a great deal of fun. Let Rhythmania come and rock your child’s next party with fun rhythmic games, drumming or a boomwhacker percussion. All necessary equipment is provided.
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