Facilitate and Engage Clients Through Drumming

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Course Category:

Children, Youth and Family

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Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 850.00 $ 909.50


This programme will impart the knowledge and skills to enable participants to use percussion instruments and to facilitate an interactive percussion session with the objective of building a safe space to engage and motivate participants.

Target Participants:

Social work professionals and care staff including social work assistants, social workers, therapy assistants, therapists, occupational therapists and other social service practitioners working with ouths and children in their area of work.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Use techniques to mark the pulse, tempo and rhythm in a group percussion activity

2. Apply techniques in correct handling, tone production and music making with different percussion instruments

3. Facilitate interactive music making in a group setting

4. Use different percussive activities to facilitate experiential learning

5. Set up the space, instruments and environment for different percussive settings


Please note that this course will be held at:

NCSS Auditorium (Level 2)
170 Ghim Moh Road
#01-02 Ulu Pandan Community Centre
Singapore 279621.

This course includes assessment components.
Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion. Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with a Certificate of Achievement from SSI. Your Certificate will only be ready for collection from SSI approximately 4 weeks from the end of the course.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Terms and conditions apply.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of member VWOs of NCSS via Direct Training Application. Terms and conditions apply.

Trainer Profile:

Mr Syed Ibrahim B.H.M. has been teaching, conducting and performing in the percussion field for more than 35 years. Being a versatile percussionist himself, he has also been actively involved in all aspects of music making.

To this end, Syed has also taken Orchestral and Symphonic works and arranged them for Percussion Bands. Some of his notable written works include “Harmony” (medley of local community music) and percussion ensemble arrangements for “Nyi Ronggeng” and “Dance of the Yao Tribe”. “Nyi Ronggeng” became his trademark arrangement, receiving rave reviews when performed at the 1999 Bands of America National Concert & Percussion Band Festival. Locally, it has won Gold awards for school percussion ensembles during Singapore Youth Festivals, and Certificate of Distinction for HeartBeat Percussion Band during the National Music Competition (1995).

Syed has been instrumental in the establishment of many schools' percussion bands which achieved Gold Awards at the Singapore Youth Festival for years running since 1984. These schools include Raffles Girls Secondary School (1970-1989), Nanyang Girls’ High School (1988-1993), Raffles Institution (1989-1993) and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (1989-1993).

Syed integrated drumming for the betterment of targeted communities such as the elderly with dementia at Hua Mei Day Care Centre, support groups for menopausal women at KK Women’s Hospital and underserved children at Canossaville Children’s Home. He is currently working to design and bring music programmes to other vulnerable groups and at-risk youths.


Over a period of more than 15 years, Mr Roy Lai has been a principal consultant, head facilitator, executive coach and master trainer. Roy’s experiential, activity-based & action learning programs are highly recommended and endorsed by past participants.

Extensively involved in training & facilitation programmes since 2003, Roy was instrumental in several training frameworks and served on different guiding and validation committees. Roy had also been involved in the initialization of Trainers Networks, Communities of Practice and Special Interest Groups for the Training & Facilitation Practice.

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