"Djulz has been working with the students at Clifton Creek Primary School for most of 2021 and during that time has nurtured relationships of respect and trust, developing a sense of fun and confidence through drumming. Our first performance night for the community was amazing, with great feedback from the audience. It has been heartwarming to see some of our least confident students grown into confident risk takers, and other students who have been dealing with trauma release some of their feelings through the dun duns. Djulz is so quickly in tune with the needs of individual students and adapts her program to bring out the very best in every child. A fantastic program!"
Sue Paul, Principal, Clifton Creek Primary School
"I highly endorse the Heartbeat Rhythm Program which promotes mindfulness, self-awareness, listening skills, coordination and the learning of rhythm and beat using bass and tone. These excellent hands-on and interactive sessions promote wellbeing and are very engaging. Djulz exudes positive energy, brings enthusiasm, and builds up children’s confidence levels by providing an inclusive program."
Sarah Walker, Principal, Buchan Primary School
Heartbeat Rhythm is an offering for Victorian schools and emerging learning communities at this time. Within these sessions, I deliver cultural and musical lessons for children from very early childhood to those entering the ages of young adulthood in a fun and accessible way. These are based upon the traditions of West African drumming and percussion, as imparted to me over the course of almost twenty years of training in the sub-Sahel countries of Mali and Burkina Faso, throughout the United States, as well as from my base in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges.
Sessions can be arranged as a one-off or with a regularity appropriate to the needs and interest of the children and their learning community. Regardless of the form a workshop or program takes, my intention in supporting the education of children is to exemplify what I have learnt from the rich traditions of Africa, and guide children and young adults in movement and music practices that hold within them important teachings for our time.
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF HEARTBEAT RHYTHM
WELLBEING RESPONSES FROM HEARTBEAT RHYTHM
All drums and percussion instruments will be included. To book a workshop for your young ones, or make an enquiry for a school program, please contact us. I look forward to meeting you, and sharing my love for this world and some of its ancient traditions with you and your children.