Friday, June 17, 2011

Djembe drumming with a year 4 class.

Yet another lovely afternoon spent in the company of highly talented AST Caroline Seggolo. Last time I was with Caroline she was sharing with me top tips on teaching recorders to a whole class. Today I was watching Caroline teach drumming to a year 4 class.

It was an amazing experience. The kids worked incredibly hard and showed remarkable concentration for a Friday afternoon. Caroline had high expectations of the children and they certainly rose to meet them. It was a delight to watch the children persevere to improve their performance. It was strangely moving to find the children swaying and moving in time with the music and their smiles as they appreciated the impact of playing perfectly together.

I wish all children had the opportunity to take part in such high quality music lessons.

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