Darch students drummed up their performance skills for Musica Viva

Kevin Tuck and Jim McCarthy from The Rhythm Works with students Madison Ingram and Evelyn Slavich. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Kevin Tuck and Jim McCarthy from The Rhythm Works with students Madison Ingram and Evelyn Slavich. Picture: Martin Kennealey

STUDENTS learnt to compose music and tune instruments through an interactive percussion performance in Darch recently.

The Rhythm Works visited Ashdale Primary School on September 1 as part of the Musica Viva in Schools program.

The duo use tuned and untuned percussion, an iPad and projector to teach students to play junk and real instruments, recording and looping the sounds.

Musica Viva business development and education director Colette Vella said the ensemble was an important part of the program.

“Their use of percussion and technology shows students how to use any and all the tools at their disposal to engage with music and performance,” she said.

The Rhythm Works visited 41 primary schools in August and September, including Quinns Beach, Padbury and Poseidon.