Families try instruments from around the world at Hatfield music workshop

PUBLISHED: 12:32 07 September 2016 | UPDATED: 10:06 08 September 2016

Family music workshop in Hatfield
Picture: Kumiko Yokouchi

Family music workshop in Hatfield Picture: Kumiko Yokouchi


Children and parents had a go at African Djembe drumming, ukelele and junk percussion at a free music workshop in Hatfield.

The workshop, attended by Welwyn Hatfield mayor Pat Mabbott, was held at Hatfield Fire Station on Saturday, August 27, and took place every Saturday in August.

The project was run in partnership with Hatfield-based charity Kaleidoscope Enterprise Ltd (formerly Welwyn Hatfield Ethnic Minority Group), Hertfordshire Music Service and MusicNet East.

Families tried out instruments from around the world and were given the opportunity to sign up to formal music lessons after the event.

Kumiko Yokouchi, project manager for Hatfield Family Music Workshop, said: “We were pleased to receive councillor Patricia Mabbott at Hatfield Fire Station last Saturday.

“It was a very popular demand again from local families after the first Hatfield Family Music Workshop took place in March and April 2016.

“Although we were aiming for a small number of participants, we were delighted that 150 people showed interest in participating in our music workshops, soon after we advertised.”

The team is aiming to run another workshop in Autumn half term. Anyone interested in attending should email office@kaleidoscopeenterprise.org.uk

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