Telephone: 0208 429 1074
Mobile: 07747 018518
Professional didgeridoo player and author of the best-selling range of tuition materials ‘How to Play the Didgeridoo’. Jonny can engage, educate, entertain and inspire all ages and abilities through workshops, presentations, demonstrations and performances using elements from Aboriginal Australian culture and music.
“It was a fantastic day and the feedback from the kids and staff was extremely positive, thanks again”. Teacher, Grove School, Market Drayton
“Thank you so much for your workshop on Wednesday. We have had some great positive feedback from both teachers and boys.” Teacher, TWGSB, Kent
“Thanks for such a great day Mr Didigeridoo Man!”. Pupil, Grove School, Market Drayton
Over the last 10 years he has offered a wide range of activities centred around the didgeridoo and the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. His most popular services are listed below and these can be subject to a ‘mix & match’ approach to fulfill your requirements in terms of educational content, age group, timing, budget and fun!
1 Presentation/demonstration playing and short introduction during morning assembly 5–30 mins
2 Individual classroom sessions 15 – 120 mins.
3 Aboriginal story-telling, ‘Dreamtime’ stories.
4 Didgeridoo playing This is tailored to age group so younger audiences get to listen for the sound of various animals, etc. Older groups get a mix of contemporary, faster playing and more traditional styles. This can be further extended into basic concepts of music theory.
5 Explanation/discussion of Aboriginal culture and history Some guidance from the school beforehand is appreciated as issues around colonisation, persecution, etc. can be both upsetting and politically sensitive.
6 Basic didgeridoo ‘workshop’ Children get to have a go. This can be expanded for older pupils so that they can attain basic sound control on plastic instruments.
7 Didgeridoo making and decorating Either with cardboard tubes and paints supplied by host school for decorating instruments or plastic pipe and adhesive spots and tapes, supplied by JC, for playable instruments that children take home. The latter option costs an additional £4 per didgeridoo.
8 Aboriginal art Painting in styles inspired by traditional art. School to supply materials and staff as needed.
9 Larger group session in hall 30 mins - all day.
10 Any of the activities from the list above.
Fees – The Digeridoo Man charges £60 per hour with a minimum booking of 3 hours to cover travel time and expenses within a 60 mile radius of London. Venues further away are by arrangement. His half-day rate (4 hours with breaks) is £240 and a full day (6 hours with 1 hour lunch break and refreshment breaks) is £360.
- Exploring Australian and Aboriginal culture and music
- CRB checked
- Public liability insurance (10 Million)
- Foundation to KS4
- Experienced workshop provider
- All equipment provided
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