Earthen Rhythms Drumming

Inspiring Drumming Incursions at your School


Inspire your kids with African Drumming Rhythm!

Amazing Drumming Uplift Workshops

We provide professional and engaging workshops to musically inspire students and address their social and emotional wellbeing.

Two Easy Steps to bring Drumming Awesomeness to Your School

1) Choose a Program Option:

  • One-Off Single Workshop – 30 to 50 minute Drumming Workshops
  • One-Off Half Day Workshop – Workshop length varies from 1/2hr workshops to 3 hours
  • Four Day Extended Workshop – 4 day Program + 1 Performance
  • 10 Week Program – 9 x 50 minute workshops & 1 Performance
  • Drum Therapy – Focus on Social and Emotional Wellbeing or Address specific needs/topics


  • Drums & Percussion for every student.
  • A Professional facilitator
  • Rhythm Games for wellbeing
  • Drumming to increase learning and understanding of music and culture
  • Metaphors for positive life skills, teamwork and creativity
  • Dynamic movement while drumming

What they experience

  • Rhythm games to increase learning and understanding of the culture and music.
  • Confidence boosting
  • Social inclusion
  • Practical Listening skills
  • Self respect & respect for others
  • Team work & collaboration
  • Positive decision making
  • Co-ordination skills
  • Communication skills
  • Positive Community Values


  • Cultural stories, background of the instruments and educational songs.
  • Traditional rhythms drawn from West Africa
  • Drumming for social and emotional Wellbeing (includes extracts from DRUMBEAT & RHYTHM2RECOVERY)

Syllabus Alignment

All Earthen Rhythms Drum Uplift Workshops are aligned with the NESA syllabus.

As a small, local business, we are able to tailor our workshops to meet specific needs. Contact us for your free booklet.

Covid Safe Business

Earthen Rhythms is a Covid Safe Registered Business (see our Covid Safe Plan)

2) Contact us

Use our booking form below for a quick quote OR email for more information –

Workshops | Performances | Education | Wellbeing 





Harmony Day Drumming Activity

Make your Harmony Day special with rhythm!


  • Interactive live show with dynamic audience participation – Up to a 30 minutes
  • Traditional outfits
  • Singing, drumming and dancing
  • Students will be uplifted by this program which introduces them to the world of West African music and culture


  • 50 Minute Drum Uplift Workshop (minim 8 students – max 30 students) – from $350
  • Half Day Workshops – (3 x 1 hour or 6 x 30 minutes) – from $550
  • Full-Day Workshops (6 x 50 mins or 12 x 25 mins) – from $950
  • Explosive Interactive Performance with up to 5 performers – from $750 for 10 to 30 minutes
  • Multi-Day Workshops – From $220/day – please contact us!
  • *(Prices exclude GST)


We have Schools approach us for a range of reasons and always customize our workshops to suit individual needs.

For more information or to book contact

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10 Week School Drumming Programs

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  • Time,
  • Date,
  • Number of participants,
  • Location and
  • Intended outcomes.

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“Thank you so much Benjie for a fabulous performance at Newcastle Middle School on Thursday!
Our students have moderate to severe special needs, predominantly autism affecting their communication skills.
You effectively engaged them for over an hour with your drumming beats, storytelling through music and dance.
It was fabulous to see our students having so much fun together in the drum circle and participating in the dance beat in the middle of the circle.
All staff commented on how wonderful your performance was and how happy and uplifted their students were afterwards.
We would highly recommend your performance to other schools with students of similar learning disabilities.
Would love to book you in again!”

Jennifer Lewis
Newcastle Middle School

You are absolutely brilliant at what you do…thanks for today! You’re GOLD”
Jane Parks – Teacher Newcastle Grammar School


” We have received excellent verbal feedback from staff and parents for all of the workshops.  The kids had a ball, and staff mentioned it was not only fun for the kids, but also a learning experience.

I just spoke with the staff at Swansea and they were thrilled with the workshop. It ran smoothly, and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. We will definitely present more workshops at the libraries.”

Julie Dunn –  Lifelong Learning Officer Lake Macquarie City Council


“Just wanted to let you know how FANTASTIC Benjie was today with all the kids!!! He was so amazing and they all had the best time… so did I! Couldn’t stop grinning and laughing …. The look on the kids faces were priceless…. they loved it and one boy continued drumming on a stool in the classroom when we went back up to class“

Tess Campbell  –  Teacher, Boolaroo Public School

Join the ever growing list of Schools who have enjoyed Earthen Rhythms!


· Aberdeen Public School
· Bolwarra Public School
· Boolaroo Primary School
· Brigadine College High School
· Brighton Grammar School
· Cambridge Park Public School
· Carrington Public School
· Cessnock High School
· Charlestown East Public School
· Charlestown Public School
· Dungog Primary School
· Fassifern Primary School
· Fern Bay Public School
· Glendale High School
· Hillborough Public School
· Hunter Grammar School
· Hunter Homeschool Network
· Hunter School of Performing Arts
· John Therry Catholic High School
· Kandeer School
· Kitchener Public School
· Lake Munmorah Primary School
· Lakeside School
· Maitland Public School
· Mount Kanwary Public School
· Muswellbrook High School
· New Lambton Heights Infants School
· New Lambton Primary
· Newcastle Grammar
· Newcastle Homeschool Network
· Newcastle Middle School
· Point Clare Public School
· Port Stephens, NSW, Australia
· Qurindi Primary School
· Rutherford Technology High School
· St Brendans Primary School
· St Joeseph’s Primary School
· St Philips Private School
· St Pius X
· TAFE TVET Program
· Teralba Public School
· Tighes Hill Public School
· Wallsend Public School
· Willow Tree Public School
· Wirrandra Public School
· Wyee Public School