Cajon Satgum Style
By Holly Partlon (yr10)
Arun Satgum is a local percussionist, invited by Music Director, Mr Mike Gowland, to perform for the music students and present an interacti ve workshop on the Cajon (Spanish for box).
Twenty years ago, at the age of fourteen, Arun started playing percussion instruments. He has been committed to growing and developing his percussive abilities ever since.
Arun presented in two parts, the first a performance on the Cajon and the second, an interactive workshop where music students had the opportunity to practice techniques he demonstrated.
Presented in a lively, fun way one of the students said, "it was fun. It didn't feel like work but I improved a couple of techniques in my playing".
"It's a great opportunity for the students to be involved in an interactive, fun-focussed workshop in the last few weeks of term. It is still, though, providing a good learning opportunity for all music students and, in particular, percussion students", said Music Director Mike Gowland.
The Music Workshop series invites local musicians to perform and run interactive workshops for music students across the academic year. These workshops provide access to learning about music, industry, performance and technology.
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