Boomwhackers are fun, tuned percussion instruments that force players to work together to create melodic and rhythmic patterns. They are a great tool for encouraging counting, teamwork and creativity. Workshops can focus on learning pre-existing repertoire (such as well-known songs or tunes adapted for boomwhacker ensembles) or composing new pieces.
Alison can also run teacher training sessions to provide knowledge, repertoire and confidence on these instruments.
Age group: foundation, KS1, KS2, KS3+, teacher training
Skills developed: listening skills, teamwork, musical understanding, creativity, rhythm
Provided: boomwhackers for 15 students
Required: further boomwhackers if needed, large room (with tables cleared out of the way)