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Making Musical Instruments in our Percussion Workshop

Street Style Surgery's music workshops are flourishing with new opportunities! Students will gain insight into recycling valuable materials to create percussion instruments. Seeing first-hand how everyday materials have such a wide range of uses, it will encourage young people to be responsible and start recycling.  All of the materials being used, whether recycled or everyday objects will be supplied or can be collected by your pupils.

What is unique in this workshop is that by making musical instruments with children, they are opening themselves up to different sounds from all over the globe.  Percussion is a global music, from the tribes of Africa to the indigenous peoples of New Zealand and Polynesia, percussion is prevalent around the globe even though it is used to create such unique sounds.  

Students will gain a lot from this music workshop!

What happens on this workshop?

Mitch will do a warm up with the students to get them in the music-making mood with some body percussion.  He will then introduce young people to pre-made instruments, from rainmakers to shakers and jumbo chimes to thumb pianos, getting them excited about making musical instruments!  

After the demonstration of the numerous possibilities, students will be able to make their own percussion instruments.  When everyone finishes creating their instruments, Mitch will teach students a few rhythms and breaks to give them a feel for how they can utilise their unique instrument.  Finally, students will have the option to perform in front of the group if they feel up for it.

What areas does this workshop cover on the national curriculum?

All of Mitch's workshops cover Music/ Geography/ Maths/ Communication/ History.

What will young people get from this workshop?

By making musical instruments, children have the opportunity to express themselves through design and percussion.  They learn how to play together as a team rather than an individual, and how important group cooperation can be.  Our workshops undoubtedly raise the self-confidence of young people, as well as improve their communication skills and expand their imagination.  

What sizes does this workshop come in?

The workshop is available for half day sessions, full day sessions, long-term school projects or as an after school program.

How many young people can this workshop accommodate?

Young people of all ages can now enrol in our Making Percussion Instruments workshop.  Led by the talented and fun Mitch Oldham, this music workshop is great fun for everyone!
This music workshop is available to a wide range of students, from toddlers to young adults; anyone interested in making musical instruments can enrol. Classes can accommodate up to 30 students.

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Contact us about this music workshop

Our workshops can vary in cost, so please provide us with some more information eg, numbers, location and the workshop you are interested in and we will provide you with a personal quote.



We are very proud to say that we always aim to beat our competitor's costs whilst providing first class practitioners who will inspire and engage the young people they are delivering too! (Just take a look at our testimonials

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This workshop is available across the north of England and much of the rest of the country. We can also create a workshop especially for you – taking your budget, timeframes and location into consideration.

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