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Trash Percussion – Vacation Care

Trash Percussion is an exciting, vibrant and all-inclusive style of percussion designed with the view that anything and everything can be a musical instrument.

Utilising the philosophy that music is a combination of sound and silence, and that everyone can play music, these incursion workshops are like no others as they put the students in the driver’s seat, empowering them with a unique approach to music.

Students are encouraged to actively participate in working together as a team in composing what will result in a truly original piece of music on non-traditional instruments.

By allowing students to be part of the composition process, Trash Percussion gives them a greater sense of ownership, appreciation and involvement.

“Exciting and engaging incursion HOWEVER very loud!”
Nicole Communities At Work

Highlights

  • suitable for all age groups
  • involve group learning and encourage peer interaction
  • students learn to appreciate teamwork and encourage positive social skills
  • improve coordination
  • improve memory recall
  • are generally a whole lot of loud fun!

What's Included?

  • In our 60-minute performance workshops, students are involved right from the start with a very hands-on approach. By utilising some tried and tested compositional tools will have a 1-2-minute percussion piece ready to perform at the completion of the workshop.
  • Alternatively, also available is the option of our term workshops where weekly tutorials enable students to work towards a 7-10-minute performance that can be presented at your school’s end of term showcase, Christmas Concert, special assembly or Open Day. We take students on a comprehensive journey, building skills of structure, tonality, arrangement, time signatures and improvisation over the term that allows for complex compositional processes to evolve and develop.

Facilitator Profile

Studies

  • B A (Music) – University of Western Sydney.
  • Extension Jazz Studies, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • West African Balafon (African Marimba) – Epina Bangoura (Guinea).
  • West African Djembe and Duns – Mohammad Bangoura and Sibo Bangoura (Guinea/ Australia), King Marong (The Gambia).
  • Turkish Darbuka – Hakan Kaya (Turkey).
  • Sabar (Senegalese Percussion) – Djibi M’Baye (Senegal), Pape M’Baye and Yakou M’Baye (Senegal/Australia).
  • Egyptian Tabla – Tarek Sawires (Egypt/Australia).
  • Balinese Gamelan – Puk Gundra (Bali), Gary Watson (Australia).
  • African and Latin Percussion – Tony Lewis (Australia).
  • Indian Tabla – Ashok Bagsu (India), Nawaraj Gurung (India/Australia), Keith Manning (Australia).
    Sundanese Kendung – Ron Reeves (Australia), Wahyu Roche (Java).
    Korean Percussion – Sung Jin Park (South Korea/Australia), Mr Nam (South Korea).
    Drum Kit – Graham Hilgendorf (Australia).

Teaching

  • World Percussion (African, Middle Eastern, Korean and Indonesian) at tertiary level at the Wesley Institute and the University of Western Sydney.
  • Trash Percussion Workshops at Primary and Secondary Schools in Sydney.
  • Private lessons on drum kit and world percussion instruments and percussion tutor in Sydney Primary Schools.
  • Percussion Workshops (Primary/Secondary Schools) with The Arts Unit, Pan Events, Drumbeats, Tari Gamelan, Sehsekhoi and Hyde ‘n’ Clay Percussion.

Achievements

  •  ‘Evolution Series’ World Percussion Sample Library (Worldwide Distribution).
  • Performing on Drums and Percussion at countless festivals and venues around Australia and overseas, including Main Stage NYE Woodford Folk Festival, Headlining Blues Stage Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Narooma Blues and Rockabilly Festival, Gympie Muster, Multicultural events (including Lord Mayor’s NYE Concert) and school performances at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, High and Dry Festival, Newtown Festival, Surry Hills Festival, tours throughout NSW, Qld, Vic, SA and WA and performances in Indonesia, India, Turkey, The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea.
  • Drumming Workshops for Corporate Functions and Weddings as well as at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions (Australia).
  • Music Therapist using music/drumming therapy with disabled adults.

 

Outcomes

Early Stage One

  • Creates their own rhymes, games, songs and simple compositions MUES1.2
  • Listens to and responds to music MUES1.3
  • Communicates with peers and known adults in informal and guided activities demonstrating emerging skills of group interaction ENe-1A
  • Responds to and composes simple texts about familiar aspects of their world and their own experiences ENe-11D

Stage One

  •  Sings, plays and moves to a range of music demonstrating awareness of musical concepts MUS1.2
  • Responds to a range of music expressing likes and dislikes and the reasons for these choice MUS1.4
  • Communicates with a range of people in informal and guided activities demonstrating interaction skills and how own communication is adjusted in different situations EN1-1A
  • Responds to and composes a range of texts about familiar aspects of their world and their own experiences EN1-11D

Stage Two

  • Sings, plays and moves to a range of music demonstrating a basic knowledge of musical concepts MUS2.1
  • Improvises musical phrases, organises sounds and explains reasons for choices MUS2.2
  • Communicates in a range of informal and formal contexts by adopting a range of roles in group, classroom, school and community contexts EN2-1A
  • Responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own EN3-11D

Stage Three

  • Sings, plays and moves to a range of music, individually and in groups, demonstrating a knowledge of musical concepts MUS3.1
  • Improvises, experiments, selects, combines and orders sound using musical concepts MUS3.2
  • Communicates effectively with a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, issues and, language forms and features EN3- 1A
  • Identifies and considers how different viewpoints of their world, including aspects of culture, are represented in texts EN3-11D
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Nicole
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