Facilitate making simple musical instruments using a host of different
materials, (the instruments might include, drums, percussion equipment,
marimbas, Kalimbas, instruments from junk, small harps etc).
• Teach the playing of rhythm on these instruments as an individual
as well as a co-operative creative process. The centre would have
many practice rooms for individuals and small ensembles as well
as a performance/group teaching space all with proper sound insulation.
• Orchestrate special workshops featuring overseas and local
• Train facilitators who, with a van containing many different
instruments and recording equipment, would travel to other areas
of New Zealand to enable groups including schools to participate
in 'Village-Style' creative music making and Village Drum Circles.
• Record participants offerings as a teaching aid, as a momento,
as feedback, inspiration or a source of future creative development.
• Incorporate movement. As rhythm and music are at one with
each other, so too is dance a relationship of the body with rhythm.
Dance helps immensely in the playing and understanding of rhythm.
• Create regular performances at the venue as well as in the