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Elements of Music

The elements of music

In this session children are introduced to the building blocks of music: Pulse, Tempo, Dynamics and Rhythm.  A second session can introduce: Texture, Timbre and Musical Form.

With a range of different drums and percussion the ensemble of children are introduced to each idea and then discover how it can effect or guide how we can play our instruments. This information is then used to bring together our final piece for performance.

Composing and performing

Composing and performing. (KS2 only). 

Our composing and performing session divides the class into small groups each performing to the others.  Beginning with simple call and response and moving through various stages each group will use the same tools to compose an individual drumming piece and perform it to the class. Every child will have the chance to lead their ensemble through a stage of composition and all children play for all of the session.


The Three C’s: Concentration, Communication & Co-operation.  Children take part in an empowering musical journey where the quality of the music improves as they work together more successfully.  Parallels are drawn to other activities including team sports, working together and listening.

Trash Orchestra

How can a drain be musical?  A broom?  A spoon?  Or even a flower pot?  The ‘Trash Orchestra’ makes music out of household and garden objects – your very own “STOMP”!

Our Trash Orchestra is cross-curricular and links to science, art and recycling.