Drumming for Teambuilding

Afro Eire Courses with Paul McElhatton

‘For our teambuilding activity we wanted to do something fun, collaborative and accessible. Something we could all take part in and enjoy. This is exactly what Afro-Eire offered. The team building drumming was extremely enjoyable, but also helped us in building our team better and stronger. We learned how to work as team in very informal way and it made a huge difference in our day to day office life’.

                           Barbora Korandova – Senior Administrator – Asthma Society of Ireland.

Playing the drum is an excellent stress buster and a powerful team building exercise.

It will have a high impact at:

  • Opening and closing conferences
  • Corporate away days
  • Ice breakers
  • Corporate parties
  • Team building
  • Staff fun days

Our lead facilitator Paul McElhatton is highly experienced in working with large groups, motivating the whole team and ensuring a fun time is had by one and all.

The benefits of drumming are numerous and include:

  • Increase team spirit
  • Breaking down barriers
  • Improving focus and clarity in the workplace
  • Emphasising the interdependence of colleagues
  • Emphasising the equality of the team
  • Acting as a catalyst for creativity in the workplace
  • A non-confrontational and non-competitive team activity
  • Non-discriminatory

Cost
All the instruments are provided by us and we can cater for large groups.
We can come to your workplace to hold the event or select one of a number of venues around the city.

We can tailor the event to suit your night.

For a competitive price please contact us.

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African Percussion Ensemble – April 26th 2017

Six week course commencing April 26th, continuing May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st.

Come and explore the infectious beats of African drumming music from Mali and Guinea, West Africa. In this Ensemble course students will get t explore the different parts of a traditional West African drum ensemble and how the music is performed.  The course will end with a student performance.

Venue – Temple Lane Rehearsal Studios, 2 Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Temple Lane Studios – Location.

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Rhythm is highly important to life in rural Africa, it breaks up the mundane tasks of the day such as pounding grain and turns it into a rhythmic adventure. All stages of life are accompanied by drumming in certain areas of West Africa. Births, , coming of age, planting, harvesting, marriage…. All have their specific rhythms.

Level 1 – No experience necessary.. This workshop will introduce participants to the key patterns of West African rhythms and why they are played.  We will explore the different sounds of the djembe drum and how to play together as a group.  Mainly we will have a lot of fun

Drums are provided, but please bring your own if you have one.

Time – 6.45 – 8pm                               Cost – 90 euro.

Max 14 participants, minimum 8.

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Level 2 – Attending African drumming workshops or playing regularly for six months or more. This workshop will focus, on traditional rhythms, techniques, solos and arrangements. Participants can play djembe and/or dunun. We will also explain some common methods of notating rythms and students can record all parts.

Time – 8.15 – 9.30pm                         Cost – 90 euro (80 with own djembe).

Max 14 participants, minimum 8.

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