Motivational, Educational, Inspiring, Fun
I have been sharing, teaching and facilitating educational didgeridoo workshops within and for schools for several years, covering all key stages from Primary through to Secondary education.
Through experience, I have developed workshops to make them not only as informative, educational, and constructive as possible but above all else fun!
Using a range of resources these fully interactive workshops rely on audience participation including playing the didgeridoo, dancing, art and so on.
Each and every session is tailored for that particular workshop so the content can be amended to reflect the needs of the national curriculum for those pupils in that school. This can mean extra attention being given to a particular aspect or subject above others, or a number of workshops spread over a period of time.
For example a school may have a project spanning a whole term with the aim of producing a show for other school children and parents at the end of that term. Week by week as the term progresses, smaller more focused workshops and classes can be held focusing more closely on any given subject, for example a class on indigenous aboriginal painting with examples being put up around the school to augment the overall terms project. Such a project may require me to attend at the start to deliver a general workshop then attend again at the end to help conclude the project. It may be that you would want me to attend only at the beginning, or at every stage throughout the term.
Many workshops are one day events which start by an introduction and demonstration to a whole year, or the whole school, often at morning assembly. Depending on the number of pupils, their ages and the requirements of the school, workshops then follow where the didgeridoo is explained and demonstrated in more detail. Different didgeridoos are brought in to show the children, who have the opportunity to see, touch and hear them. Then the fun begins - plastic didgeridoos are provided for all the children (and staff - there is no escape!) who are then taught the basics of playing. Often while a group or class is having a didgeridoo workshop, other classes are having (aboriginal) art lessons. The two work well together.
These workshops are fully interactive and require the children (and staff) to join in making each session as educational, enjoyable, motivational and insprirational as possible.
What ever your needs, I will tailor its workshops to suit you and your pupils needs.
To view an example plan for a generic one session didgeridoo workshop, based on a class of 30 pupils. Click here.
To book me for a workshop contact me via my contact page. Click here.
"Matthew did an excellent job when he led a workshop at our school. The day was fun, full of enthusiasm and at an appropriate level for each year group. Matthew involved all the children in the day and gave everyone a hands on experience of the didgeridoo. Matthew would most certainly be welcome at our school in the future."