Human Beatboxing Workshops for any occasion with a professional tutor.
Lee has many years experience in teaching beatboxing workshops to all ages of all abilities. You don't need any musical knowledge to be able beatbox, only a willingness to take part. Beatboxing is a skill still rarely seen live. By taking part, it's easy to listen, stay focused throughout the sessions, and build self-confidence. Lee's workshop has been across the world from schools, youth clubs, cruise ships, corporate events, music festivals, promotional events, carnivals and theatres.
Each session is designed to support learning a new skill and encourage performance. Everyone participating has the opportunity to explore their new found skills on the equipment.
Key targets of each session:
- Boost self-asteem
- Learn new skills
- Working in groups
- Helping with music structure
Human beatboxing or vocal percussion is the art of producing drum beats, rhythms, musical instruments and entire songs using nothing but the lips tongue and voice."
By structuring the workshops in a certain way it can help many of the fundamentals of rhythm and music. All WITHOUT being able to play any instruments beforehand or having any musical knowledge.
Lee is one of the UK's most talented and versatile beatboxers ranging from solo performances in Theatres, weddings and on variety and Cabaret shows. Following his 10+ years of performing experience he is capable of performing to any crowd. In 2012, he entered the national talent competition 'Britain Does Variety' and made it to the national finals where he came 2nd place behind winners 2FAT4THAT, with Christian Lee coming a close 3rd. He has also appeared on CBBC's The Slammer and following this worked on 'CBBC Live' performing with and teaching presenters from Blue Peter and other shows. Lee also performs with his group The Acafellas, a 4-piece male acapella group. He also appeared on Sky 1's 'Sing: Ultimate Acapella' show performing with Elle & The Pocketbelles.
What's included in a session?
A typical beatboxing workshop includes a relevant warm up and ice-breaker games if necessary. A basic description of what beatboxing is, the history and background behind where it came from, and many of the techniques and tricks involved. Everyone is given the chance to have a go using the equipment and microphones provided. We even encourage a performance in front of the group at the end of the session however the participants feel comfortable. With many of the activities being practical and engaging everyone involved will enjoy being a part of it. All that is required is a good space suitable for the amount of people attending.
Copies of CRB check and PL Insurance are available on request.
A beatbox workshop can also be linked in with a party, disco or event with a DJ
Lee delivered a beatboxing workshop to our young people at a unique setting. Being only 1 of 6 units of it's kind in the UK Lee brought beatboxing into the world of secure mental health. Lee was fantastic with our young people, building a rapport with them very quickly and encouraging them to step out of their comfort zone and try something completely new. Lee adapted to the restrictions instantly and was keen to get all young people involved and not allow any barriers to hinder any engagement. Seeing the enjoyment on our young peoples faces I hope it made Lee's journey down to the south worth while. Bringing staff and young people together for a completely new activity we will definitely be inviting Lee back to Bluebird soon.