Year 7 Percussion Workshop
On Tuesday 24 January Marcel Pusey, of London-based Bassistry Arts, ran a percussion workshop with contemporary theme for Year 7s at the Royal Hospital school.
Marcel put on a programme of traditional rhythms and sounds from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to teach essential elements of the National Curriculum; devised not only to be educational but great fun and engaging.
Peter Crompton, Director of Music at the Royal Hospital School said “I was impressed by Marcel’s energy and enthusiasm. The pupils loved it, connecting instantly with him as he took them through a lively and fast-paced session, which involved much clapping of hands and stamping of feet, as well as the opportunity to try out percussion instruments. Every face lit up with a smile of pure enjoyment.”
Marcel has been passionate about music since childhood. His early skills were largely self-taught, but he went on to train at the Western Australia Conservatory of Music before returning to London to work as a session musician. Bassistry Arts evolved from his own band, Bassistry, and he has since taken his workshops to more than 400 schools all over the UK and beyond.