So you know a little (or not so little) someone that likes to beatbox? Are you searching for music activities for children to take part in? Well you can join our weekly online beatbox classes with UK championship beatboxer Danny Ladwa and learn this art alongside others from around the world. Classes are open to all skill levels from complete beginners to more experienced beatboxers. Weekly lessons will cover some of the basics like how to make the bass drum, hi hat and different snare drum sounds by using just your mouth and voice. We learn a new rhythm every week and each class ends with the 'freestyle session' where everyone gets the opportunity to share a new beat or sound. No one is picked on to do anything, you only share something if you volunteer. All children are encouraged to share something in the Freestyle Session at the end of each class (whether it's one sound, or a rhythm).
The online beatbox classes run weekly on Wednesdays at 5pm-6pm (BST / GMT) - 1 Hour. Sign up and tune in from wherever you are. Classes run during UK school term time.
Classes take place online via Zoom. Once you book, you will receive a booking confirmation with your Zoom link.
This class is for children aged 5yrs - 12yrs. Some slightly older children do join us and enjoy this class :). Book your free trial class!
Each week Danny will deliver new material for students to learn and practice while also going over the fundamentals of beatboxing. Whether children or young people are joining as complete beginners or have some beatbox skills already, the classes are designed to cater for all levels and abilities. Everything is taught in carefully constructed stages to make them easy to follow. Beginners will enjoy the more basic stages while more advanced beatboxers can have a go at the more complex stages. This way each class caters for the younger and older children while keeping the whole group engaged. With this structure students can note down all the steps and try the more advanced steps when they are ready. Each class ends with the 'freestyle session' where every participant gets the chance to share a beatbox of their choice. Classes can be treated as drop-ins, ie join for 1 lesson here are there, a few lessons or, like many, attend regularly to become part of this online community of beatboxers! These classes are fun, educational and beneficial for all.
get your FIRST CLASS FREE - Enter '1CLASSFREE' at checkout. This is for new customers only.
Book a single class for £8
Or book class passes of 3 or 5 classes to pay as little as £6.50 per class.
Book a block of 3 classes for £21 (£7 per class)
Book a block of 5 classes for £32.50 (£6.50 per class)
The use of Class Passes is flexible. Once you've purchased a block of 3 or 5 classes, they can be used when you like - you don't have to use them for 3 or 5 consecutive classes. You can also cancel or change the date of a class whenever you like, just ensure you do this before the booked class starts.
My son absolutely adores his classes with Danny. He is so animated and enthused every week. We do not live in the UK, so the zoom format is perfect for us. Danny is kind and patient and ensures that each child has an opportunity to share.
My 9 yr old daughter has been attending some of Danny's beatbox classes. It's given her something new to try in between the home school work set! Danny is excellent with the kids and is really encouraging and patient.
"Danny's classes are incredibly fun and you always learn new things, according to my daughter. From a carer's perspective, Danny is always encouraging, inclusive, and brings out the enjoyment in beatboxing for people of all ages."
My 9 year old started beatboxing with Danny through an after school club and immediately loved it. He enjoys the classes, beatboxes at home and has even donated samples to an online Algorave (by Yaxu and hellocatfood).
Hannah Redler Hawes
"As a beatbox lover myself, I think this is a great idea for the kids! Our son loves this class and has been inspired to try things out that we would never have thought of. Great work Danny, keep on keeping it fresh!"
Danny was great at giving my son confidence to do something he loved - beatboxing. Tamara in central Florida.
I taught myself how to beatbox at the age of 11 and found a way to express myself and my creativity like no other. I used to have a stutter / stammer around that time too and beatboxing gave me back my vocal confidence. Today, I'm a UK championship beatboxer, a recording and touring artist and i've been delivering beatboxing workshops in schools, PRU's, events and festivals for over 15 years. We are a social enterprise with a mission to inspire and engage young people and adults through music and the art of beatboxing. I am now the UK's 1st Beatbox Tutor in academia too! Read our article here.