DRUMMING FOR TEAMS, EVENTS & HEALTH
Does your team need a mojo-rise? Or your event could use something that will quickly get everyone involved and smiling? Benjie Williams from Earthen Rhythms is an African drumming expert who helps businesses, community groups, schools and more.
CORPORATE DRUM UPLIFT – TEAM BUILDING
Would you like an unforgettable experience for your work colleagues? For team-building, Benjie uses a simple five step process designed to unlock your staff’s potential. Within minutes he will have your staff connected, aware of the group, engaged in real dialogue, where they can explore new and creative ways of moving forward together. Groups are usually 30-110 people. Note: Benjie Williams is a certified team building trainer through Village Music Circles (link: https://villagemusiccircles.com/)
A Drum Circle can be any number from ten to 1,000+ people. Hands and voices can be incorporated for those who don’t have drums. We will have your audience playing in unison in no time at all. Inhibitions will just fall away, as everyone becomes part of the drum tribe.
HEALTH AND WELL BEING
We teach rhythm in a safe, upbeat and easy way. Drumming helps to relax and connect people through simple rhythms. Our drumming workshops can be tailored for all abilities. Science is backing what we have known for a long time: drumming is good for you. If you are able or less able we have seen the results:
- confidence boosting
- connection creation
- enhanced social skills
- improved self-esteem
And it’s just plain fun! Scientific evidence by Barry Bittman, MD qualifies that drumming can have a measurable, reproducible, positive impact on many aspects of biology, psychology and social interaction (more here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11191041)
Pre-school to high school, amazing Drumming Workshops – 1 hr, 1/2 Day, Full Day or 5 day. Workshops are designed to bring out the best in the students ability and be super fun and inclusive. Boosting confidence, self-esteem, co-operation and listening skills. It’s so fun they don’t even know that they are learning. We include rhythm, song, dance and story-telling.
- A Professional facilitator in traditional clothes.
- Cultural stories, background of the instruments and educational songs.
- Traditional rhythms drawn from West Africa
- Fun rhythm games to increase learning and understanding of the culture and music.
- Dynamic movement while drumming
- Fully interactive participation involves drums for everyone
ABOUT BENJIE WILLIAMS
Benjie Williams has trained in West African drumming, percussion and dance for more than 20 years. Based in Newcastle, NSW Australia, he has lead classes, workshops and performed in throughout NSW, QLD and overseas – working with corporate groups, organisations and schools, after hours care groups, universities, children’s groups, the disability sector and charities, men’s health and performed at numerous festivals and private parties on Australia’s East Coast.
For workshops, Benjie’s teaching style reaches into the roots of West Africa and provides participants with an uplifting experience that encourages freedom of expression and fun.
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