School workshops

Abass is a talented professional musician who regularly performs at a variety of international venues, but it is his engaging personality and his teaching abilities that have made him such a valued asset in our curriculum' (Chesham  Grammar  School)



One-drum offers the following workshops using Kpanlogo Drums or Djembe 


Full day and half day workshops. 
Assemblies for the whole  school. 
After school Club.
Inset training day for teachers 
Black History Month Programmes.


We Offer

Drumming Workshop, Dancing Workshop, Storytelling, Performances, African Art and GCSE Music Workshop 



We Work Inclusively in

Schools, Festivals, Offices, Theatres, Prisons, Parties and Community Centres


Educational drumming workshops

Our experienced team of educators and facilitators offer a personal service to meet your specific needs. We offer the unique opportunity to explore and learn the joy that can be experienced and expressed through the drums.

Our multi sensory programmes use drumming, dancing, storytelling and crafts and are ideal for PSHE and Global Citizenship curriculum strands across all key stages.

For young people, including those with diverse physical, emotional, intellectual and communication needs, our programmes include ''A Musical Journey' - which raises important questions about the world we live in, social justice, sustainability and change.

Dance workshops

One-drum's highly skilled facilitators offer dance workshops that give students the chance to experience the joy and dynamism of African culture. Our energetic dancers and drummers will ensure that everyone gets involved and discovers something new.

Special needs workshops

One-drum is experienced at providing inclusive drumming, percussion, vocal and dance workshops for children and adults who are on the continuum of special needs including profound, multiple and complex learning and physical difficulties, autism, gifted and talented, moderate and severe learning difficulties.

World music syllabus including GCSE

The study of African music is part of the GCSE Music Syllabus, and Abass Dodoo (nephew to Mustapha Tettey Addy who is included in the GCSE Syllabus) delivers powerful workshops, teaching students to play a range of African rhythms, songs and instruments.

One-drum programmes are exciting, memorable and inclusive workshops that address areas of the National Curriculum. We work with all key stages and our workshops are creatively cross-curricular. We are happy to tailor our work to fufil your learning outcomes.


During the workshops one-drum teaches not only the art of the drum but also the day to day cultural life of Africans.


The main elements of education workshops are:

  • Participation
  • Listening
  • Contribution
  • Multicultural literacy
  • Team work
  • Identity



Our storytelling will take you on a journey that inspires children to learn about themselves and the world around them.