Steel Band and other Workshops
Jim Bernardin has been working with school children and teachers for over twenty years with his unique brand of music workshops and performances. His ability to connect with both children and adults has kept him in constant demand in schools and events throughout the UK.
Jim’s steel pan workshops are suitable for all ages. They’re great fun and highly effective for corporate teambuilding activities, schools and colleges and anyone who has always wanted to try their hand at playing an instrument. From instant beginners the results are surprising and uplifting.
Jim spent his youth playing sports, and alongside this developed a love of music and drumming in his late-teens. He began his musical career as a professional drummer on cruise-ships and in shows, before moving into education. He has taught percussion in state and independent schools and has directed and composed for various percussion ensembles alongside his teaching. He gained a first class honours degree in music and writing as a mature student and studied marimba and other tuned instruments during this period. At this time he was also a freelance contributor to Rhythm drum magazine, interviewing percussionists and reviewing events.
Jim set up World Music Workshops 10 years ago to offer a range of educational hands-on workshops from across the continents. Schools and clients can choose from various cultural styles including the Steel Pans (Caribbean), Samba (Brazil), African drumming, Chinese LuoGu dragon dance drumming, Dhol drumming (India) and others.
For more information on Jim's workshops, please visit Workshops'.
Below are a selection of testimonials of Jim's Workshops:-
Marks and Spencer Conference
Staff Teambuild at Prep School
Staff Teambuilding session for FE
Sue Pratt, Teaching and Learning Development Manager
SEN School Workshop and Show