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Feedback from an African Drumming Workshop held on Saturday 23rd May 2015
“Thanks for a wonderful afternoon, everyone enjoyed themselves so much-from the youngest to the oldest! It really started the afternoon/evening incredibly well and you were pitched it perfectly.
All the best and I hope we can have another lesson sometime soon.
Thanks to Laura too!”
Monday 4th June 2012
Dear Laura and Richard,
Well, the two of you were absolute stars on Monday. Thank you so much for doing far more than you or we ever expected. Without your valiant energy and engagement in so many aspects of the 2 events, both occasions would have been very much less impressive.
The drumming workshops, Richard, and your impromptu evening drumming session with the public, were wonderful, and I just dread to think what state your hands were in by the end of the day. Both young and old loved them, as you could see for yourself.
The drum-making activity, Laura, was also a huge hit, and it was so kind of you to spend lots of time with hordes of young children who wanted to make a drum out of a motley collection of left-over containers.
Anyway, it’s been a huge pleasure linking up with you, and I just hope that you too enjoyed the experience – both the advance run-up to the event, and the day itself. I would love to link up with you both again, and hope that we can have a meeting before long to talk about an idea or two. How does your diary look the week starting June 18? Do you want to suggest a time?
Finally, massive thanks to you both for your absolutely invaluable contribution towards making both Beacon Parties the success that they were – the miraculous weather was also a major factor in making the day so memorable!
Very best wishes to you both,
Event Manager, The Earth Trust
The African Drumming workshop comes highly recommended! Staff commented on how the music workshops were pitched just right. Your friendly but professional interaction with the children encouraged participation at every level.
Dear Mr Ashton,You are the best drum teach ever!
Dear Mr Ashton,You are the best drumming teacher ever!
Dear Mr Ashton,I am very happy that you let us do all the drumming lessons, I love it when we play rhythm four. I like doing singing most though, especially Jessie J 'Price Tag' and as I said I LOVE DRUMMING and I hope you enjoy teaching us too.
The workshop was very interesting. I enjoyed the beats and the assembly that we showed. I would have loved having a bit more of a challenge. It was brill!!!
Classic FM Music Teacher Awards
‘Inspirational Music Teacher’
Finalist 2015 – Richard Ashton
Will Michael Jazz Education Awards
'Outstanding Commitments to Jazz Education'
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
'Maximising Value in the Business Sector'