EDUCATION — SCHOOLS AND FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS

Tania Opland and Mike Freeman offer a variety of workshops for schools, festivals and community arts programmes.

globe MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD:
Taking in five continents, as many centuries and including songs, tunes, dances and instruments from an extensive and eclectic collection, all presented in historical and social context. A musical tour with endless possibilities and permutations.
dancing DANCE: From everywhere!
Specialities include barn, ceilidh or "social" dances with a scattering of circle dances from Eastern Europe and a selection of very silly but authentic dances involving anatomy, bears and even rats!
drumming RHYTHM AND PERCUSSION:
Available where basic djembe or doumbek/darabouka style drums can be provided for all participants.
Basic techniques to produce a wide range of sounds, with the emphasis on listening and cooperation. Works best used to build simple rhythms into a percussion orchestra, especially when everyone plays in time!
playing the dulcimer SPECIALIZED OR ADVANCED WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:
Hammered dulcimer accompaniment
World music scales for hammered dulcimer
Vocals and violin -- harmonizing with yourself
And countless other possibilities.

drumming with kids

Tania and Mike have many years experience in organizing and running workshops for all ages, both independently and together. Mike is a qualified teacher with some twenty years served in schools and colleges. Their combined talents enable them to offer an impressive and varied range of activities to people of all ages delivered with energy, style, enthusiasm and total professionalism.

"The best school programme we've ever had!"
Larkman Middle School, Norwich, U.K.

"The best music workshop we've ever had!"
Long Stratton High School, Norfolk, U.K.

"Terrific. Residency next year?"
Verstovia Elementary, Sitka, Alaska

"A great day!"
Aylsham High School, Norfolk, U.K.

"Brilliant!"
County Museum Service, Norfolk, U.K.

"Wonderful!"
County Arts, Portsmouth, U.K.

"Let's plan a week next year."
Framingham Earl High School, Norfolk, U.K.

"The best assembly we've ever had!"
Vinland Elementary, Poulsbo, WA, USA

"Fantastic."
St. Mary's Middle School, Norfolk, U.K.

"Delightful."
UEA Nursery, Norwich, U.K.

"I hope you come back and play again soon."
Sherry, 2nd grader, Poulsbo, WA, USA


We operate a sliding scale in the region of US $500 - $700 per day depending on your requirements. (E-mail for prices in any other country or currency.)
Rates are negotiable on a day, half day or residency basis, and we understand the limitations of education budgets.


UK booking by:
JCB Tour Management
For all other countries contact:
+1 (360) 697 6512