This group is all things drumming. I have 30 years experience in drumming everything from playing drum kit in 80's pop bands to teaching African rhythms to Samba. The community drumming circle will focus on hand drums primarily but is not limited to this as we explore initially rhythms from Africa.

Who is Craig Winterburn?

Trained as a drum kit player 15yrs. I practiced and played as member with bands such as "The Black and white lovers", "The Desert Wolves", "Too much Texas" and later with guitarist and songwriter, vocalist and extraordinaire Mike Mooney in a band called "Trap" sponsored by "So what" of Manchester - guitarist to the likes of Julian Cope, Phycadelic furs, Ian McCulloch.

I then studied at Manchester Metropolitan University and trained as a community artist 1992. .  Now musician and a community artist working in and around Manchester. I have many years experience of leading drumming workshops to a variety of groups including children, youth, family, probation, drug rehabilitation, homeless festivals and corporate. My belief is that drumming is a great form of expression and can help emotional and physical development as well as being a great deal of fun. My workshops can be tailored to suit any requirements from beginners’ simple rhythms through to complex patterns for more advanced players.

I am an accomplished African and contemporary drummer and have studied in Senegal and Gambia.  I enjoy working with all types of people and I see students grow in many areas. They can develop core musical skills, increase their confidence and ability to communicate as well as enjoying working within a group dynamic. I derive great satisfaction from seeing the rewards of my work. A full range Djembes and doun douns are provided to accommodate a group of up to 30.

Trained yearly, experienced, patient teacher studied with Guinean masters in Senegal, Gambia and England

World wide comprehensive public liability insurance through the Musicians union No.452141

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