The Sound Out Rhythm drumming workshop provides high quality drumming tuition and rhythm projects in an array of drumming to all levels in primary and secondary schools.

A typical day involves preparing a range of rhythms that can be combined together and therefore resulting in infectious rhythms for all to enjoy, even the listener.

Over the course of the workshop, it’s important we cover learning about the corners of being a musician/drummer, lifestyle rhythm which entails rhythm through our everyday life; i.e. your heartbeat, your sleeping pattern, the noise outside, and drumming choreography; stick synchronization, Mexican-wave movements, etc.

Sound Out Rhythm workshops help develop teamwork, listening and performing skills and physical co-ordination. Sessions can run from a single hour taster to a weeklong performance orientated residency. I can work with groups as small as 10 and there is literally no upper limit. All our workshops begin with the basic building blocks of rhythm, inviting participants to explore performance and music using drumming and their bodies.

Teamwork, musicality, rhythm, timing, and confidence

Finally, a performance of the rhythms learnt throughout the day will be demonstrated and performed by the students themselves demonstrating teamwork, musicality, rhythm, timing, and confidence.  

My overall aim is to help students progress musically and most of all, rhythmically! Above all, having fun in learning the art of drumming and music is the real aim here.


The origin of this workshop is all about drumming of course. From the beginning of the day until the end, the creative workshop environment is filled with infectious rhythms that will challenge the student to dispose those rhythms for days - they won't go away. 

The students of the workshop will learn to lead on a drum, play like a team player, and be more of a skilled listener as well as a drummer.

The drumming will vary from tribal drumming, hand drumming, kit drumming, and relaxing drumming. Would you believe, drumming can be soothing as well as being a rhythmically pumped experience.

Drum Therapy

Drum Therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. From the shamans of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Recent research reviews indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self.
Other studies have demonstrated the calming, focusing, and healing effects of drumming on Alzheimer's patients, children with autism, emotionally disturbed teens, recovering addicts, trauma patients, and prison and homeless populations. Study results demonstrate that drumming is a valuable treatment for stress, fatigue, anxiety, hypertension, asthma, chronic pain, arthritis, mental illness, migraines, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, paralysis, emotional disorders, and a wide range of physical disabilities.

Drumming Reduces Tension, Anxiety, and Stress

Drumming induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress. Stress, according to current medical research, contributes to nearly all disease and is a primary cause of such life-threatening illnesses as heart attacks, strokes, and immune system breakdowns. A recent study found that a program of group drumming helped reduce stress and employee turnover in the long-term care industry and might help other high-stress occupations as well.

It can also;

  • Drumming Helps Control Chronic Pain
  • Drumming Boosts the Immune System
  • Drumming Produces Deeper Self-Awareness by Inducing Synchronous Brain Activity
  • Drumming Accesses the Entire Brain
  • Drumming Induces Natural Altered States of Consciousness
  • Drumming Creates a Sense of Connectedness with Self and Others
  • Drumming Provides a Secular Approach to Accessing a Higher Power
  • Drumming Releases Negative Feelings, Blockages, and Emotional Trauma
  • Drumming Places One in the Present Moment
  • Drumming Provides a Medium for Individual Self-Realization

(Read more - Article by Michael Drake)

Body Percussion 

I’ll let this video explain what ‘body percussion’ is all about for you.




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About Conor

This Wexford-born drummer that answers to Conor is a 24-year-old, well accomplished percussionist. His energetic and infectious movement and confident stage...


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