This workshop will introduce you to the basic skills and information you need to kickstart your drumming journey. In the session we will:
– Get to know the drum kit
– Learn a few rudiments
– Play some basic rhythms
– Talk about drummers and drumming
– Build up the confidence to freestyle!
This lesson is welcome to all – for people who have never picked up sticks before, or people who want to brush up on a few techniques! Please come along and lets have some fun!
There are 15 places for this workshop. Book a place in advance to avoid disappointment here. Tickets are £5 (+booking fee). We aim to make our workshops as accessible as possible, so if you would like to come but cannot afford the ticket price, you can reserve a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Christabel is a classically trained drummer who really struggled to read sheet music and prefers to learn by ear and trying things out. She currently drums for two DIY punk bands: Wolf Girl and Suggested Friends. Her influences are huge and she gains inspiration from pop and disco music to classical music and bossa nova.
About First Timers Fest:
FTF is a season of workshops followed by a two-day festival where every band plays its first show. FTF is about getting new faces and voices in bands, and doing something about the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community.
As a direct way of addressing the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community, our workshops centre people who are disabled (visible or non-visible), LGBTQIA+ folk, people of colour, and women. As well, we are here to support people who have never played in a band before // never played the instrument they’ve always wanted to learn before because of their class, race, gender, mental health, etc.
Our 2019 festival will be taking place on May 4th & 5th 2019. Applications from new bands to play are open: INSERT LINK
For other First Timers Fest 2019 info:
FTF 2019 Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/201740340257062/
FB page: First Timers Fest