Drum­ming up ex­cite­ment with per­cus­sion work­shop

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

YOUNG­STERS banged a drum when a per­cus­sion work­shop vis­ited their school.

Thorpe House School, in Ger­rards Cross, was vis­ited by mem­bers of the Royal Col­lege of Mu­sic for a per­cus­sion work­shop on Thurs­day, July 2.

The work­shop was taken by as­pir­ing mu­si­cians at the school and was over­seen by David Hock­ings, head of per­cus­sion at the Royal Col­lege of Mu­sic, who is also prin­ci­pal per­cus­sion­ist

The Royal Col­lege of Mu­sic, in­clud­ing Tom Hollister (be­low) vis­ited Thorpe House School for a per­cus­sion work­shop for the BBC sym­phony or­ches­tra and Lon­don Sin­foni­etta.

Chil­dren learned about dif­fer­ent types of per­cus­sion in­stru­ments at the work­shop and got a chance to play them.

They also learned how the dif­fer­ent in­stru­ments fit into an or­ches­tra and how pro­fes­sional play­ers use them.

Spokesman for the school Sarah Melvin said: “We were in­cred­i­bly ex­cited to welcome the Royal Col­lege of Mu­sic.”


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