The Rhythm Workshop specializes in interactive rhythm workshops using musical tubes, African djembe drums, and assorted percussion. Workshops are designed to the needs of each client. Interactive drumming and musical tubes provide a creative slant to training sessions of any nature, as well as to team building, stress relief, and simple fun.
With the right focus, music and rhythm have the power to move people’s spirits – to create synergy and a strong sense of common humanity.
We run interactive musical tubes and drumming workshops. These are great for
teambuilding or any event that requires crowd participation.
Interactive Musical Tubes
A Rhythm Workshop speciality, these are most effective with upwards of 80-100 people. This facilitation is done completely without speaking. Participants (up to 1500 pax) are left astonished at their ability to create rhythm, harmony and melody with plastic tubes! Powerful conference opener which creates synergy with any group of people.
Everything in the Universe moves in a rhythm – the planets, night and day, our breathing, heartbeats, everything. Easy to follow, interactive, fun and interesting, drumming has great unifying and energising effects.
Rhythm Workshop has many years of experience under their belt with regards to
running workshops around all things musical
Drumming and percussion are used in small workshops designed specifically for each group. Participants are creatively involved in orchestrating rhythm and music – challenging and fun with many parallel learnings for the corporate market. A powerful teambuilding exercise.
Harmony and Singing Rounds
Julie facilitates workshops for people to experience singing in harmony, something that participants might feel is impossible. Harmony singing is a powerful way to transcend boundaries. The workshops are based on singing rounds in a group. Julie can also compose a short song or round for your particular situation, to teach the group.
Run by Julie Blundell since 2001 and based in Cape Town, the Rhythm Workshop works with Corporates, NGO’s, Tourists, and the Educational and Private Sectors. Julie has a lifetime of experience working with rhythm and harmony in various ways, both in workshops and in performance.
Julie grew up in a world of music. At the age of 10 she started performing with her father, Keith Blundell, and siblings. As a young adult she performed as a solo artist at Folk Festivals, Folk Clubs and many other venues, and these days performs with her siblings, Caroline and Jonny Blundell.
In the 70’s she toured with Andrew Tracey’s Steel Band and during the 80’s and in the 90’s she taught acoustic guitar, and successfully ran Barn Dances in Johannesburg, introducing Line Dancing as a new facet of the business.
She regularly joins forces with various other musicians, often working with James van Minnen, a talented multi-percussionist and drum teacher who also performs with many other bands.
James teaches drum kit and hand percussion, combining elements of African, Middle Eastern and Latin percussion, and includes instruments such as frame drum, darbuka, cajon, djembe, bongo and more.
His teaching approach is based on 18 years of performance experience and is guided by the love for groove and rhythm, and the joy of facilitating each individual’s journey through learning drumming. Lessons can included learning reading and writing drum notation, or not, depending on the student.
Guitar and Electric Bass
Julie gives acoustic guitar lessons from beginners to advanced within the folk and contemporary music genres. She also gives beginner lessons for electric bass. She works with the basics of singing, theory and harmony and she can also help with preparation for performance.