The team at Upbeat are determined to ensure that children get the best possible opportunities to make music, dance and experience the sheer joy that creating it brings to their lives.
We offer that same experience across all ages and abilities - to schools, community groups and to our corporate customers.
Choose from our extensive portfolio below or let us tailor an individual package to suit you. Our team of experienced facilitators will help you realise your artistic and educational goals. All have enhanced DBS clearance and PLI.
Our specialism is offering whole class music tuition and dance in primary schools.
Japanese Drumming - disciplined and dynamic. Nothing inspires like this!
Brazilian Carnival - move to the groove and bring Carnival to your school!
Community Djembe Drumming. Feel the power of the drum and the joy of learning together.
Junk Percussion Project. Recycle and rejoice in the noise!
Play as a whole class melodic ensemble. We supply all the instruments and the scheme of work.
The Ukulele is fast becoming the 'must learn instrument'. It is accessible, fun to learn and play and can be used to teach a huge repertoire of songs that can be sung in the classroom, with friends or in the privacy of one's own room. As with all of our projects, Upbeat teach it as a class activity.
Let our experienced and qualified dance instructors introduce your children to the joys of creative dance or choreograph your end of term show. Prepare to be amazed by the potential of your students.
Beatboxing, Rap and Songwriting
Creative composition and literacy addressing relevent topics and engaging boys, especially, in literacy. Beatboxing can help your pupils with their annunciation, phonics, confidence and sound projection while having the best fun.
Creation of masks, headdresses, decorations, shadow puppets or flags to complement our musical activities to be used in final performances or parades. A visual treat!
Gamelan is the word used to describe an Indonesian orchestra made up mainly of tuned percussion instruments. It is heard at celebrations, theatre performances and it is used to accompany shadow puppet plays, poetry and drama. Please note that this activity is only bookable as day workshops or as a residency in conjunction with one of our dancers or artists making shadow puppets and other Javanese decorations.
“The Gamelan was so unique and intriguing to the children. This was a fantastically vibrant and immersive 3 days.” Joyce Tomala, retired Head Teacher
History through Music and Dance/Cwricwlwm Cymreig
Full or half day workshops based on the following subjects: The Celts and Romans; The Victorians; The Tudors and Stuarts; The Second World War; The 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s Cwricwlwm Cymreig (Welsh Culture)
Foundation Phase and KS2 Music Curriculum Delivery
We are ideal for schools without music specialists. All of our activities deliver National Curriculum expectations. We are increasingly delivering PPA cover in schools wishing to provide high quality arts provision otherwise unavailable to their pupils.
Watch the delight of your young children as they sing, dance and play. Developing literacy, numeracy, dexterity and creativity. It also provides a fantastic platform for engaging parents.
Why not conclude a project or topic with a podcast? We will send a template to help you prepare for the recording day which will leave you with a podcast for airing via your website or media complete with jingles. The day will leave pupils with technical skills for future use and new methods of recording evidence of learning and experience.
Vocal, choral, musical theatre and school shows
We can provide everything you need to create a school choir or produce a West End show in your school hall. Rehearsals, musicians, sound and light technicians and equipment are all available. Just tell us what you need.
Corporate Team Building
We have provided team building sessions for a range of organisations and companies including NHS, SONY Europe, CreditSafe, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Bosch, Care Inspectorate Wales, Institute for Welsh Affairs and Lloyds Bank. Video here