Lead by specialist, Alain Boyer
On December 18th, Sec 3, 4 and 5 participated in a drum and percussion workshop – led by specialist, Alain Boyer. Drawing from his 40+ years as a professional drummer and educator, Boyer demonstrated a brief history of the drum set and its developing vocabulary (beats).
Through a hands-on discovery process the students experienced the various functions of modern drums and percussion, including the Latin claves. Subtleties of tempo, meter, dynamics, as well as listening skills, were honed through the joy of playing together.
As they played, organically – and almost magically – the students tightened up and became an articulate percussion group. Bravo to the students of NSAL!