This is an everyone-up, hands-on workshop, letting children explore the skills of rhythm and pitch needed by tomorrow’s musicians. Not only is drumming and body percussion lots of fun, it also involves counting and many other links with basic Maths.
There are percussion instruments of different shapes, sizes and pitch many conventional but some quirky and designed with kids in mind. Tom also uses a wide variety of music from classical to children’s songs, some new, others well known to the children, to get and keep everyone engrossed from beginning to end. Children this age love being involved and Tom has the skills to get both the shy and the extrovert up and working together to form your centres very own bunch of mini musicians.
Tom Harding aka ‘Tom the Pom’ was indeed born in the UK and since 1997 has been playing music and conducting workshops in both the UK and Australia. His charisma and enthusiastic approach to his music brings energy to the workshop that is infectious and immediately has everyone eager to participate. His energetic and supportive teaching style has seen him conduct workshops at hundreds of pre-school centres as well as for BBC Television and numerous festivals including – Glastonbury, Winter Magic and Newcastle Ukulele festivals. As a performer he has played with Samba Ninja at both State of Origin and Bledisloe Cup games.
Price: $380 (No GST).
Audience: This maximum of 40 students must be adhered to as this is a hands-on workshop.
Suitable: 3 to 5 year olds.
Times: Show: 45-50 minutes. Set up: 20 minutes. Pack up: 20 minutes.
Thomas Jack Harding ABN: 49 915 287 279.