Musical Multi-Activity

Homemade Instruments: A STOMPing Success

Students watched a short junk drumming demonstration by Activity Leader, Joe, who had assembled a junk drum kit using tins, tubs and pots donated by bemused kitchen staff.They then had a chance to make their own shaker or stringed instrument using nothing but bottles, paper cups, rice, cornflakes, tape, string and dowling.

Students were encouraged to decorate their homemade instruments, and experiment to design and build new creations. Students designed their own drums, thumb pianos, shakers, stringed instruments, and even a water cup xylophone!

Finally, we practised some samba rhythms with our new instruments, before watching a video of seminal UK junk music performers, STOMP!