Samba Drumming and Musicianship
In these sessions, which currently take place on Saturdays from 10.15-11am, children (aged 4-8) have the opportunity to work in a slightly bigger group (maintaining a ratio of 1:8, teacher/child) to learn samba drumming with leading percussionist Catherine Ring, Helen Reid and Douglas Watts. In addition, children will work on activities from the Blackbird curriculum, learning about pitch, rhythm, dynamics and pulse, as well as music theory. The Blackbird curriculum contains over fifty specially-commissioned songs and is delivered by professional musicians. There are 5 levels which the children can work through, detailed in our section Music Foundation Classes. The Samba Drumming/Musicianship session will be followed by our new choir, for children aged 4-8, led by Douglas Watts (Bristol Show Choir) and Helen Reid (Blackbird EYM Founder, BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist). More details about the Choir can be found here. Children who stay for both sessions receive a snack and drink during the 15 minute break.
The price is £14 for the whole morning (musicianship session, snack/drink and choir), £8 for Samba Drumming/Musicianship or £6 for choir only. Booking is open at https://bookwhen.com/blackbirdeym.