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Free Video Training: Drumming For Listening and Speaking Skills

Want To Find Out How To Use Drums In Your Setting?

Step 1. Grab a couple of pencils, wooden spoons or whatever is handy for your drum sticks.

Step 2. Then get a pot/table/mug etc to bang on.

(I’m serious....don’t miss out on steps 1 and 2...then you can experience the fun first hand and you will be ‘learning by doing’

Step 3. Take the phone off the hook for 10 minutes and watch the video – the video is only 5 minutes long but you may want to rewind and replay!


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Still not sure if drumming is right for your setting? Here are some more benefits that active music making with drums can bring to your teaching practice.

1.     Low Cost -  You can make your drums from metal, plastic or cardboard containers and decorate them with scraps of paper or children’s artwork.

2.     Creativity – You can see that even before you have started to use the drums you and the children you teach or look after are starting to think and express yourselves creatively.

3.     Re-using and Recycling – You can also use your drum making activities as a way of teaching children how to re-use and recycle.

4.     Parental Involvement – if you are a teacher with a class of 25 children, ask the parents to bring in suitable containers for drums. The once the drums are made and you have practised some of the drum activities in the video above, you can invite parents in for a show...and explain to them how these activities support their child’s development.

5.     Home Practice – Once you have got the parents involved and they have seen the drums in action, encourage them to have a go making and using drums at home: they can bring in photographic evidence to share!

6.     Listening Skills – In the video below you will see some fun and easy ways that you can use drums to support listening skills – and no, you don’t have to be a musician! You can use the drums to encourage children to tune in, remember and describe sounds

7.     Feeling The Beat – You can use drums to help children to tune into and keep a steady beat. Studies also show that ability to keep a steady beat is connected with fluency in speaking and reading.

8.     Speaking Skills – You can use drum games as a basis for discussions about the quality of sound (loud/soft/high/low etc) thereby offering an opportunity for the extension of vocabulary.

9.     Numeracy – Music and maths are closely linked, with the basis of music being a repeated numeric beat – e.g. 1,2,3,4; 1,23,4. Participating in active music making promotes children’s awareness of patterns and sequences that underline mathematical thought.

10.  Inclusive and Fun – None of the above benefits occur unless children are participating actively in your drumming session. The great thing about drumming is that it is fun and anyone can engage with it, whatever their age, ability or nationality.

  • Would you like to find out more about how you can use active music making to promote listening and speaking skills?
  • Or maybe you would like to find out how you can use music making to increase parent involvement?

Well then you might like to know about our  DVD Training Resources

Or contact us to like to talk about inset training, cluster training or training at your setting.

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