"My vision is to create an arts school system that allows us to teach children with mixed abilities without discrimination" - Shamroz Khan / Musician / Special Needs Music Educator / Singapore
SHISHA introduced Health Drumming in 2007, when they commenced their Drum Prodigy programme for the special needs population in Singapore.
DRUM PRODIGY SINGAPORE open to students age 3 onwards, teaches them how to play drums and exciting percussions in a drum circle, combining music and movement and body exercises. With a unique curriculum that combines wellness with drumming, students are inspired to be creative by discovering the joy of the hand drum together with an active mind and body. Students need no music experience to enter the class. Once they get together they will discover they can make music together.
Drum Prodigy has witnessed great improvement among the students in their coordination, sensory, fine and gross motor skills, through the use of drum and rhythm therapy. Drum Prodigy helps to develop effective teambuilding and social skills through quality and fun group drumming. With our experienced facilitators and fun curriculum, students enjoy every moment of their classes.
The programme also focuses on building their physical stamina and mental preparation for stage performance. Till date the students have performed in a wide variety of school concerts and community programmes. The Drum Prodigy School's HealthDrumming programmes move intensely into alternative form of wellness through recreational music-making for children, adolocents, adults and senior citizens with special needs by introducing group drumming.
Our programmes have been offered at the following schools/associations/organisations in Singapore:
- Association of Persons with Special Needs @ Chaoyang
- AWWA Caregiver Service (Disability)
- Down Syndrome Association (Singapore)
- HeartFriends (Before and After Student Care)
- Rainbow Centre (Yishun)
- Very Special Arts Singapore (VSA)
- Saint Clare School for Special Education
- Saint Gerard's International School
- Winsted International
- Melbourne Specialist International School (MSIS)
- Henry Park Primary School (Boys' Brigade)
- Raffles Girls Primary School
- Canossa Primary School
- Sengkang Primary School
- Montfort Junior School
The Drum Prodigy programme is also endorsed by National Arts Council Singapore, and is eligible for subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant for Ministry Of Education Singapore Schools and VWOs under National Arts Council Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP).
For more info, contact:
Mr Shamroz Khan (Programmes Head)
Tel: +65 94575501
Visit: DRUM PRODIGY SINGAPORE