Finding the right school music workshop can be an arduous process, being that as well as finding something that children will enjoy, you are often looking for something that is different. Something unique. When you book a beatboxer to come in and deliver an hour taster session, a half-day session or a full-day music workshop you are getting much more than learning the art of beatboxing. Danny Ladwa, founder of School Of Beatbox has been beatboxing for over 25 years and delivering school music workshops for over 15 years. As well as being a professional beatboxer, her is also an all-round vocalist and songwriter. The sessions are complete with vocal warm-ups, learning the fundamental sounds and sound effects as well as learning how to put all the elements together (including the lyrics).
The school music workshop setting is unique in that you have a group of children that the music facilitator may only get a short time with but there is always an interesting product at the end of the session. Danny uses looping equipment to record the childrens voices to make complete soundtracks that the group can write lyrics to lay over the top of the music.
An inspiring, transformational process for children
Danny says “One of my greatest motivations when delivering a school music workshop is to transform a child that may have been in their shell to someone that has come out of their shell and created something special”. Experience is key in the school music workshop environment because each key stage requires a different type of communication in order to get the lessons across clearly and to get the most out of the group. The funny thing is that I am sure that adults would enjoy these workshops just as much as children do and beatboxing is definitely a great way to awaken the inner child within us all and create in a way that is direct, unique and loads of fun.
To enquire about booking a school music workshop at your school or organisation, get in touch with School Of Beatbox today