Expressive Rhythm Stories

Two Day Training @ Wiston Lodge June 23rd and 24th 2023

with Paul John Dear

Developed initially for early years primary school teachers this two day training is now open to music specialists and practitioners in all educational and community work settings. This training will provide you with the confidence and skill set to deliver an exciting and engaging Expressive Rhythm Story as a one off lesson or as part of a longer project.

Paul has been working with school children for 20 years and has used this experience to create a fun and engaging training for you.

What does the Training cover?                                                                 

Expressive: Connect to self, emotions, values, experience, the story of me.

Rhythm: Beat and rhythm, poly-rhythmic structures, notation, pacing and leading, language of the drum, movement and voice work.

Stories: Visualisation, map vs territory, voice work, body language, character development, rhythm story narration.

Testimonials from 2022:

The ERS training was brilliant. During the training you took us on a fantastic journey of fantasy and imagination, totally inspirational.

Thank you.

Steve

Expressive rhythm stories training was expertly delivered by Paul

Beginning with encouraging us to tell our personal stories, we learned sequentially how to facilitate the telling of two wonderful rhythm stories. It was an amazing experience and I have had very positive feedback from the children I have retold them to.

I highly recommend this training

Morag

Community Musician

Paul John Dear
Paul John Dear

Paul John Dear is an enigmatic, skilled and inspiring music workshop leader and educator. He is the founder and driving force behind Rhythmbridge a conduit to bring people of all ages, nationalities and walks of life together through rhythm. An accomplished drummer, drum teacher and educational specialist with over 25 years of experience, he has facilitated programs throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. He has performed in numerous ensembles including Beyondrum, Maghribibeat and Pepper Jam, to name a few. His rhythm journey began early in life and over the years Paul has studied with teachers from Senegal, Morocco, Guinea, Brazil, Ghana, India and Ireland.

In Hawaii in 2001, Paul’s journey towards understanding the facilitation of the human spirit took a giant leap when he trained with Arthur Hull. He subsequently became a mentor, attained Village Music Circles® Certification and is now a member of the VMC Global training team where he, along with Dr Jane Bentley, run the UK Playshop, a drum circle facilitator training for the UK and Ireland.

Paul’s workshops feature brain-based drumming activities that engage and invigorate groups while stimulating key mind-body connection. Drumming has been shown to strengthen communication skills, improve motor coordination, and promote a sense of presence and empowerment. He is the sole creator of “Expressive Rhythm Stories,” which teaches children and adults how to weave drumming with story, voice and song.

Training Schedule Day 1

10.00am -1.00pm SESSION

1.00pm – 2.00pm LUNCH

2.00pm – 6.00pm SESSION

6.00pm – 7.00pm DINNER

Training Schedule Day 2

10.00am -1.00pm SESSION

1.00pm – 2.00pm LUNCH

2.00pm – 6.00pm SESSION

6.00pm – 7.00pm DINNER

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