1 day workshop
20th January 2018, 10am - 4pm
Project: Cajon drum
In this workshop you learn how to build, play and personalise your very own Cajon drum. The Cajon is a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front or rear faces with hands, fingers or other implements. Before the making starts there will be a brief introduction and demonstration of how to play the cajon by Fred, a percussion teacher.
You will then assemble the cajon, deciding on factors that will shape it’s final sound. Once all the cajons are assembled and ready to play, Fred will lead the class in an ensemble percussion lesson. Finally, you will be invited to decorate and personalise your cajon using a mix of paints and varnishes.
The course will be lead by Tim Worsley and Fred McLaren. Tim is a resident designer-maker working with repurposed materials, and Fred is an experienced percussionist with over 15 years teaching experience.
Please note that refunds and/or changes to ticket date are available up to 7 days before course start date.