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Brazilian Samba Drumming

England, Scotland, Wales


Samba drumming is great fun and will create a positive, vibrant and energetic atmosphere in your classroom. Our sessions encourage group participation, yet also allow pupils to investigate taking solo parts.

Drumming in a fantastic way to develop teamwork and confidence, and helps with concentration and memory retention. Even with little or no musical background, all pupils very quickly start to feel empowered with a new skill and a new focus on team work. We encourage schools to invite fellow peers and parents to the live performances!

Pupils will learn how to play a selection of Samba drums and percussion instruments such as: Surdos, Djembes, Agogo Bells, Tambourims, Jam blocks, Shakers and Timbales. 

Full Day – 4 x 1 hour workshops in one day. We can work with a class size of 30 in each 1 hour workshop. There can be live performances to an audience before lunch and at the end of the school day.

Half Day – 2 x 2 hour workshops. Working with two groups either in the morning or the afternoon. There will be a final performance by both groups at the end of the sessions for an audience of your choice (available to select areas of the UK).

Explore sound, rhythm and culture, ideal for all age groups!

"I coordinate music in the School and I can only echo my colleague's comments that the workshop was indeed a huge success and greatly enjoyed by all the Year 5+6 pupils. Having spoken to a Year 6 teacher who attended all the workshops that day, she was impressed with the quality not only of the teaching, but also the standard of drumming the children achieved in such a short space of time. She said that all the children were totally engaged and that the pace and control within each workshop was extremely well managed. So we would like to thank you for your contribution to making our ‘Outstanding’ day a huge success.

Music Coordinator

Junior School in Essex

What One Day needs to succeed:

Number of Children

Four classes (up to 35 children per group)

Length of workshop

1 hour per class

Suitable for

Adults / KS1 / KS2 / KS3 & 4 / P1 - 3 / P4 - 7 / S1 - 3

Space needed

A large clear space (preferably a school hall) Please let us know if you have any special requirements!

What the children learn...

  • Introduction to Samba history, drumming and its roll in the Brazilian culture
  • How to investigate and create traditional Samba rhythms
  • Essence of group performance, incorporating solos
  • Confidence building, communication, concentration, self control and patience
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