Drum n Beat Sessions - Drumming fun is here!
Drumadore, ex Saw Doctors drummer and Head of the Macnas drummers, Eimhin Cradock, brings a new, FUN and professional way of teaching drums. The one hour 'Drum n Beat Sessions' are tailored for children aged 5-11 years old.
Responding to the strange times and offering an outlet in the midst of the madness the pace will be fast and exciting. The sessions will weave in and out of drumming, games, favourite tunes, rhythm creation, body beats and lots, lots more.
“Group drumming has so many benefits and can really help kids build confidence and make friends in a non-competitive setting”, says Eimhin. “With Macnas and Connacht games and many other live performances such as on The Late Late Toy Show, our drummers have formed great bonds and made loads of memories.” “I think it’s a very powerful way of bringing people together in a world that goes more and more online”, ads Eimhin.
Eimhin has used all his experience as a primary school educator to create a blend of rhythm, movement and energetic drumming called “Drumadore Steps” which he has been teaching for the last five years in Headford and more recently in Claregalway. It is like a martial arts graded system where kids start at white band in junior infants and finish up on black band in 6th.
Drumming unlocks a special place in everyone's hearts and can be brilliant in building confidence. Drumadore is all rooted in fun and friendships. The Drum n Beat Sessions will be an intro to Drumadore for the five Galway towns and in 2021, Westport, Tuam, Claremorris, Kinvara and Barna will all be new locations for this exciting new past-time!
Drum n Beat Sessions - its all rooted in FUN
Drum n Beat Sessions (5-8yrs) | 11.30am-2pm | Book into any of our 1 hour sessions
For our youngest campers the pace will be fast and exciting as we weave in and out of drumming, games, favourite tunes, jokes. We will teach them some of the hottest drum moves we use in performance and will figure out drum beats to their favourite songs! Our goal is to offer a fun filled, confidence building, positive experience, all to the beat of a drum!
Drum n Beat Sessions (7-11yrs) | 2.30pm - 5.00pm | Book into any of our 1 hour sessions
Our highly trained instructors will show the kids drum offs, drum hacks, street drumming, stick tricks and a load of other cool stuff. We will get these drummers creating their own beats and share some our hottest moves from our routines. We discuss all things internet too and use video games, memes, vines and anything else that the kids are into as an inspiration for drumming. Our goal is to inspire our young drummers and provide a positive, fun and confidence building experience!
Covid 19 Protocol
🥁It's been a challenging time over the last few months for everyone. We aim to give a fun-filled exciting experience to our drummers to restore some kind of normality.
🥁We have modified our sessions significantly following all guidelines advised by NPHET and published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and the HSE.
- Limited space - only 15 students per group
- The classes will be run inside and will be socially distanced
- 'Stay at your drum station' rule ensures social distancing
- Sanitising stations will be provided and hand hygiene essential
- A Covid Officer will be in charge of ensuring protocol
- Regular cleaning and sanitisation of equipment
- Contactless drop off and pick up's
1 Child - €10 plus booking fee
Covid-19 - Directions on the day
-Parents of the 5-6 year old group are allowed to accompany their children for the first half an hour provided they wear a face mask and observe social distancing. We will be there to help on the day anyway so don't worry.
-For all other age groups it would be great if you could drop your child at the door, just be aware of social distancing, many thanks.
-The Drumadore flag will be outside the front door and myself, Michael and Deanna will be there to greet you.
-Due to covid-19 restrictions arrival and pick up times will have to be strictly adhered to. Many thanks.
What else you need to know...🤓
- The session will be run indoors and socially distanced - face masks are not required by students.
- Children do not need to bring any drumsticks or anything else. Everything is provided here. Each child will be given their own set of drumsticks . Children won't be sharing any equipment and all equipment will be cleaned and sanitised before each session.
- The sessions are one hour long so we won't need to break for food. A bottle of water or juice is advised. 🥤
- We are using pads as sound dampers so we will not require ear plugs or any ear protection. 👍