We have been delivering Drumming workshops and training events for Pre-School settings since 1998. Lead facilitator Steve Sharpe brings his unique style and sense of humour to engage the children in a variety of musical activities including songs, games, movement activities, rhymes and stories.
For almost 10 years, Steve was one of the lead tutors for Arts Play Highland- a project delivering a variety of creative arts workshops in pre school environments. The project aimed to provide creative opportunities for all children, believing that early arts experiences are fundamental to the overall social and educational development of the child.
Steve has also worked extensively in partnership with Edinburgh Council - Children and Families, and has presented on a number of occassions at their Early Learning Conferences. In 2012, Steve worked with a number of preschools in the region throughout the year and collaborated with early years practitioners to produce 'Beat This' a musical resource for the early years. The resource explores the connection between rhythm and literacy. At Drumfun, we are able to involve your Pre-School setting as part of a primary school day, as a one off session, or as part of a larger project involving your group or a cluster of groups. We can also tailor a programme of staff training and mentoring, so that staff can be given the opportunity to try their hand at learning new skills and ideas for their own music sessions with the children.
"Steve has provided inspirational and energetic workshops for Artsplay Highland since its' inception in 2003. He has proved time and again that he is a firm favourite with children and teachers, and has an innate ability to work with people of all ages. A fantastic facilitator."
Jelica Gavrilovic, Projects Manager, Artsplay Highland.