Percussion workshop

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Percussion workshop

with Axel Meier

Kids Workshop (Mon-Thu):
Drumming is one of the most primal ways to make music. In this workshop, you will get to know a variety of percussion instruments which we will use to make music together. We will elicit exciting sounds from drums and cymbals that you have never heard (of) before! We compose our own pieces, build our own instruments and combine everything into a little final performance at the end of the week. You don’t need any instruments or musical knowledge. Just let yourself be carried away by the rhythmic energy of the drum world. Experience a fun and exciting musical week at Schloss Elmau using just your hands and some sticks!

Family Workshop (Fri):
The last day of this workshop week is devoted to Brazilian Samba! Children, parents, grandparents - everyone is welcome to feel the driving pulse of the Samba drums and swing the drumsticks. Instruments for 50 participants are ready and waiting to be played by you. The focus here is on fun – anyone can play the drums, and in a large group, this workshop experience will become an unforgettable part of your family holiday at Schloss Elmau!

Axel Meier was born in Berlin and is musically at home all over the world. He studied classical percussion as well as jazz drumming and combines different cultures in his musical idiom, without ever losing his curiosity for new and unfamiliar rhythms and instruments. He is the winner of multiple competitions, some of them international, and has toured Europe, South America and Asia with his musical projects. He has worked with such greats as Steve Hackett (Genesis), Robyn Schlukowsky and Nils Landgren. Whether as a multi-percussionist on the stages of large concert halls, a composer of film music, or a workshop lecturer in educational or teambuilding contexts – with some 200 concerts and workshops scheduled per year, Axel Meier is a versatile and sought-after musician and educator.


6 – 10 April 2020
2 – 6 November 2020

15:00 – 18:00

Monday – Thursday for kids from age 6 
Friday for the family

Please register your children for the Edutainment events when you book your room or by sending an email to our Hospitality Desk

The workshops take place with at least 5 participants.

Please note that you must register your child with the Hospitality Desk one last time and in person, and give Schloss Elmau written permission to look after your child, before the start of the program. For the first unit of the program, the child must be personally handed over to the Kids caregivers by a parent or guardian.