5 Day Residential Ghanaian Drum Workshop Kent

Date: 28/10/2017 - 02/11/2017
Time: All Day
Location: Brickend

Ghanaian Drumming Looking at hand and stick techniques, bell, percussion, bass, talking drum, support and lead parts, improvisation and fundamental rhythms. Studying music from the Ga, Ewe, Ashanti, Dagomba and Hausa peoples of Ghana.   
Rough guide to the day.
7 – 8  Hours tuition a day
8 – 10 Breakfast . 10 – 1 Tuition.
1 – 2 Lunch. 2 – 4 Free Time.
4 – 6 Tuition 6 –  8 Supper.
8 – 10 Tuition
Venue. Workshops take place in North Kent, 7 miles from Dartford, 30 miles east of London. Situated in my mother’s 400 year old thatched house in three acres of land. Plenty of space and time to escape outside, light fires in the garden at night ( you will be collecting the wood ) and to walk or cycle in local woods and fields .
Time of arrival and departure is 4pm.
Food.  Just as important as the music. Breakfast will be set on the table for you to help yourself. We have a buffet lunch and a sit down dinner in the evening. The washing and clearing up that’s up to you. You may even be encouraged to do some chopping.
Accommodation Five bedrooms (first come first served) plus space for camping.
By Train. Local station is Longfield, it is 45 minutes from Victoria, London.
By Car. 15 minutes drive from M25  M/A20   M/A2. Directions can be sent if required.
Address  Brickend, Church Rd, Hartley, NR Longfield, Kent DA3 8DR
Booking. Deposit of £100 to Ghana Goods, 52 Averay Rd, Stapleton, Bristol, BS16 1BH

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Do you have enough experience to attend?

Most of my workshops are geared towards intermediate to advanced musicians. However, this is quite flexible. There are beginners with natural flair and also people who have learnt for many years but who find that new rhythms and tunes can take a long time to learn. If you play another instrument you may also find it possible to join in. I often tell students to try not to feel they have to grasp everything, but to just learn what they can and have the patience and open-mindedness to know that given time and study all may come. But if you have not played before, then please arrange a 1:1 class or a chat with me on the phone before you pay your deposit.

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