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Rhythm Rocks - Insight into Community Drum Circle (Global Percussion)

Programme Details

Programme IDAEP0315665
Art Form GenreMusic
Programme TypeExperience
Programme Format Digital/Blended, On-site
Language English
Venue Enclosed Room / Music Room / AVA Room / Dance Studio
Target Audience Primary-Lower, Primary-Upper, Secondary-Lower, Secondary-Upper, JC/CI, ITE, SPED


Programme Synopsis

This programme allows students to experience spontaneous self expression and inter-cultural interaction through the ‘voices’ of the drums. It gives them a platform to unleash a portion of their personal freedom, through the collective action of drumming together. Community Drum Circle is an empowering process that provides a fun, inspiring and safe environment for students to explore their inner creativity, to reconnect, be playful and be support of each other through music making and expression, at the same time discover new perspectives of team synergy, connectivity, context changing, leadership and the art of listening. Making music in a creative manner allowing contribution to be inclusive and appreciated. It allows students to experience the joy of making music together without going through numerous sessions of classes. It is also an excellent opportunity to introduce beginning beginners to rhythm and music making. Using a wide range of global drums and percussions from African and Latin origins that cover the whole timbre spectrum, students can look forward to an array of musical sounds through varying timbre, tones and rhythms. Such instruments include: Conga, Cowbell, Djembe, Ashiko Tan-tans, Dunun, Shakers, and Wood Blocks. This helps students to understand the character of the equipments as a musical instruments and playing of basic rhythmic pattern as an ensemble (and in unison). Students are given opportunity to play and explore rhythms of their own bringing other musical experience into the classroom. Engaging in rhythm making and playing together in ensemble parts understanding of phrasing, balance and blend, the importance of listening, respect and sensitivity *Digital mode for this programme will be conducted via ZOOM video conferencing platform.


One Chair per Participating Student

The Tote Board Arts Grant was introduced in 1995 to encourage the development of a vibrant arts culture in schools, and to promote arts appreciation amongst students.

Each year, all MOE schools and ITE Colleges may opt-in to receive the Arts Grant. Schools may use the grant to subsidise the purchase of programmes under the NAC-AEP and for the Artist-in-School Scheme (AISS).

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Please ensure that a valid Letter of Eligibility (LOE) is obtained. Note that MOE procurement guidelines apply.

Payment should be made directly to the programme provider. Claims for the Arts Grant should be made via IFAAS and in accordance to Grant Guidelines.

Programme providers are permitted to make changes to the following aspects of an NAC-AEP, according to the school’s needs:

  • Programme duration, including no. of sessions
  • Cost of programme
  • Class size

Under the above conditions, schools can make claims based on revised programme costs using the same Programme ID listed on the Letter of Eligibility (LOE).

The following changes are not permitted when customising programmes:

  • Changes to content
  • Inclusion of non-approved instructor(s)

OneHeartBeat Pte Ltd

OneHeartBeat (OHB) was formed in 2001. Since our inception, we have create an impactful and creative experiences for our learners. Our objective is to empower a community of learners to realise their potential through music and arts where we believe it is an integral part of one's learning.


Aden Firdaus Jam'an 69806288 experience@oneheartbeat.com.sg   Visit provider page

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