African Drumming

African drumming was introduced to BHF K-12 School a few years ago. This popular activity has provided a new venue of expression for the students as well as a great deal of enjoyment. Jay Stoller, a professional African drummer,  conducted  four one-day workshops during the 2014-2015 school year. Each workshop was followed by a live performance in front of an audience.

Benefits of African drumming for our students:

  1. Heightened feelings of well-being, rising to elation
  2. Increased heart rate aids blood flow and body metabolism
  3. Physical strength gained by aerobic exercise
  4. Finely tuned sense of groove in music
  5. Ensemble skills
  6. Intelligence and rhythmic accuracy go hand in hand
  7. Active listening
  8. Appreciation of musical skill and creativity


The guitar program began in 2008 with Len Udow, and the Manitoba Arts Council’s “Artists in the School Program Grant.” The guitar program allows students to earn a credit in Guitar 20S or Guitar 40S. This program provides an amazing opportunity for the children to learn how to sing and play guitar, as well as perform in front of an audience.

Benefits of Guitar Classes for our students

  1. Better intellectual capacity
  2. Discipline and patience
  3. Relieves stress
  4. Sense of achievement
  5. Communicate your emotions
  6. Teamwork
  7. Physical workout
  8. Fun!