Drum and Xylophone Residentials in Kent
Xylophone / Balfon / Gyile: Intermediate to Advanced
- April 14th - 20th 2014 (6 Days)
- October 28th - November 2nd 2014 (5 Days)
Ghanaian Drumming: Intermediate to Advanced
- June 23rd - 29th 2014 (6 Days)
- November 10th - 16th 2014 (6 Days)
6 Days £360, 5 Days £320 Food, bed and tuition included.
Drum and Xylophone Holiday in Cornwall
Intermediate to Advanced
- May 25th - J30th 2014
- September 6th - 11th 2014
£300 Campers £375 Bed. Including food, accommodation and tuition
Booking: Send a deposit of £100 (£60 for weekends) to Ghana Goods,52 Averay Rd, Stapleton, Bristol, BS16 1BH
Ghanaian Xylophone: An in depth six day residential course playing for between 6 to 8 hours a day. Looking at traditional rhythms, melodic and rhythmic exercise and compositional techniques. Learning traditional Ghanaian music form Dagarti, Lobi and Sisala tribes and adapting Ghanaian drumming music to xylophone.
Ghanaian Drumming: An in depth six day residential course playing for between 6 to 8 hours a day. Looking at hand and stick technique, bell, percussion, bass, talking drum, support and lead parts, improvisation and fundamental rhythms. Studying music from the Ga, Ewe, Ashanti, Dagomba, Hausa peoples of Ghana.
Venue: Workshops take place in North Kent, 7 miles from Dartford, 30 miles east of London. Situated in my mother 400 year old thatched house in three acres of land. Plenty of space to escape outside, fires at night ( you will be collecting the wood ) and local woods and fields for walking and cycling.
Time of arrival and departure: 4pm
Food: Just as important as the music. Breakfast will be set on the table for you to help yourself. Lunch is a buffet with 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 shared/single bedroom (first come first served) plus camping.
Getting There: By Train. Local station is Longfield, it is 45 minutes from Victoria, London.
By Car: 15 minutes drive from M25 M/A20 M/A2. Will send directions if required.
Address: Brickend, Church Rd, Hartley, NR Longfield, Kent DA3 8DR