An impromptu amateur act led by a group of kids pounding on percussion instruments may not throw up impeccable rhythms, but it can be a lot of fun. This Sunday, children of all ages, along with their parents, can be part of a drum jam to be held at Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla.
“A jam like this basically builds a sense of community. It gives kids a chance to play an instrument in the company of others. That way, besides playing what they want, they also learn to respect their fellow players and what they are playing,” says drummer-percussionist Roberto Narain, who will be hosting the session.
The focus, says Narain — who conducts such workshops for corporate clients as well — is on achieving a goal, but on having an experience. “I get a lot of people who, after attending these workshops, want to take up music. Some people, who’ve been drummers in the past, want to resume their hobby,” he says.
Revealing why this children’s workshop is special, he says, “Kids have a fresh perspective on anything and everything and that reflects in the jam. Also, such a workshop is different because of the number of older women, who’re mothers of the kids participating, in the jam who want to learn music.”