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Northern Australia – didgeridoo workshop

8 August 2011

The workshops introduce students to Australian Aboriginal culture and the sounds of the didgeridoo. 
 
The didgeridoo (or didjeridu) is a unique wind instrument of the indigenous Australians of northern Australia. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or ‘drone pipe’.  Musicologists classify it as an aerophone. There are no reliable sources stating the didgeridoo's exact age, although it is commonly claimed to be the world's oldest wind instrument. 
 
Students get the chance to play a didgeridoo as well compose rhythms. Groups are restricted to a maximum of 15 students and sessions last approximately 40 minutes.
 
Chairs will be needed for the students and you will need to provide a CD player.  
 

Cost 

£225 for a whole day / £120 for half a day (9:30am–12pm and 12:30pm–3pm). There is a maximum of 15 students per workshop.
 
If two or more workshops are booked, a 10% discount will be applied, as long as all workshops take place in the same term.