Hand Drum and Percussion Workshop

DATE:  8 May 2021, 11 am - 3 pm
VENUE: Eastern Hutt School,  53 Kings Crescent, Lower Hutt 5010, Wellington

This workshop will be of interest to music teachers, music therapists and those who use drumming and percussion within their curriculum or as a medium when working with various groups of people, for example, aged care; youth; mainstream education and special needs.

The workshop will cater to those who are new to hand drumming, those who are experienced or individuals who wish to explore the use of drumming more and extend their skills. 

    • Introduction to hand drumming
    • Learning basic rhythmic patterns and composing these into an ensemble
    • Rhythm games and exercises
    • Using Boomwhackers and percussion
    • Improvisation

Presenter:  Neil Jourdan is a registered music therapist and teacher who works full time within special needs education. He is an enthusiastic percussionist and drummer who has over 17 years’ experience in drumming and drum facilitation. Originally from South Africa, Neil has trained and worked with many Djembe teachers, both in Africa and the UK. In more recent years he has focussed on the frame drum and both plays and builds Shamanic inspired ceremonial drums.

Neil Jourdan

To register for this workshop:

Register your name and details online HERE. Then, use your own internet banking facility to make a direct deposit into the ONZA account at BNZ 02 0248 0073940 097     Reference: Your surname; Code: Well21May. Entering your surname means you will be registered. Payment by Credit card is also available. Download your Invoice from the payment page or link on the registration email.


Cost includes morning tea (please bring your own lunch).  Please bring your own djembe drum if you have one, otherwise, you can hire a djembe drum for the day for an additional $10.

    • Registration Fee $10
    • Hire Djembe Drum  $10

Workshop funded by Networks of Expertise.

For inquiries email:  Rani Allan