Pandemonium have created a series of free resources to help educate people about the world of percussion. Please feel free to download and distribute these materials. This material is included in the educational resource packs.
This document contains information on instruments that you can build using recycled and junk materials. Have fun!
Now that you've made junk instruments - download this file with cool rhythms from around the world to play & jam on!
Pandemonium is proud of its commitment to the education of people of all ages about the world of percussion. Pandemonium's educational programme consists of three components: performances, classroom resource packs, and free material to download.
Our latest educational performance project, 'Africa! Africa!', took place in April 2011 and will return soon. Click here for more information. For information regarding our educational programme, to order resources or to be placed on the mailing list for our next series of schools' concerts, please contact Roanna Funcke, our educational co-ordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pandemonium has performed a series of school concerts to students and teachers within Christchurch and the Canterbury area in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007. Special guests for these performances have included Hollywood percussionist and recording legend Emil Richards, Cuban percussionist Gilles Nantel, and fire artist Pascal Ackermann. We hold daytime concerts at the same central venue over several days and schools travel to us. Over these days we perform several one-hour percussion spectacular concerts. We have had a turnout of around 4000 -5000 students and supporters per year.
As well as Christchurch concerts, Pandemonium has travelled to Wellington (2002), Auckland (2007) and Hamilton (2007) to perform school concerts. Because our setup time means that we cannot perform in more than one venue per school day, we like to be hosted by a school which can then invite nearby schools to come in and fill up to three concerts during the school day.
Please contact Roanna if you are interested in hosting us or wish to attend a performance.
"Thank you again for coming to play for our school. The children are still talking about it!"
-Kelly Smith, Edmund Hillary School, Auckland
"It was the opinion of the whole group that your concerts were a great success and extremely popular with the groups of children who attended.
We feel the strength of your performances was in the actual 'educational' side of your presentation (being teachers and knowing how valuable time is during the school day). It is great to entertain with songs and items which are popular with the children - which you did so very well - but the value of the pure sound work you did, using such a variety of instruments and sounds - which the children could actually do themselves back at their schools - (which also connects totally with the music curriculum), was what we thought - along with some of the teachers, to be the real 'Pandemonium' benefit to the children."
-Max Stewart, Music Education Waikato
"That was an amazing performance that still has the teachers enthusing! Thank you so much."
-Sue Hodge, Epsom Normal School, Auckland
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Educational Resource Packs
Pandemonium have produced resource packs for music teachers at primary and secondary levels that can be used in the classroom. One is written with the intention of being used as part of NCEA Music, and the other is suitable for years 7-10. Click here for more information and how to order.