Marion Nieuwenhuizen is a fully qualified teacher and teaches African drumming, African dance and international folk dancing. She has a broad experience in facilitating team building sessions, organizing events and performing.
"I just wanted to thank you for delivering the fantastic ‘drummunication’ workshop. With your energy and enthusiasm, everyone really got into the session and thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
Our delegates were on a 4-day Management training course and the drumming workshop was the perfect first night ‘ice breaker’ activity. More importantly though, the way you kept on referring back to how vital team work and communication is in drumming, set the tone nicely for the training event by reinforcing and reflecting its key messages.
Both the trainers and delegates found this made it impactive for them on many levels!"
Senior HR Advisor
Warings Contractors Ltd
"Just a note to say thank you for a really fun session yesterday. It was great to meet you and feel the energy you brought into our Away Day!
Thank you again and hope to see you sometime in the future."
"Thank you for your excellent drumming facilitation yesterday, we thoroughly enjoyed working with you. Your approach to building the team members’ confidence, leading them into creating their own piece of music, etc. was really good. Also, the way you led the team through each stage with complete clarity, was excellent."
"Thank you very much for the workshop which you delivered to kick off our Staff Conference yesterday. All the staff really enjoyed it and the rest of the Conference was a big success!"
University of Southampton Student's Union
Thank-you note from Compassion UK.
“Thank you very much for a very successful workshop.
The children really enjoyed it and learnt a lot!!”
Mrs L. Perkins
Learning Leader for Music
Landau Forte Academy QEMS, Tamworth
“I wanted to say thank you so much for the work you did with the children, it was fantastic. You really added a carnival spirit to the whole event. I thought the children did very well indeed.
You were so easy to work with, thank you so much for your enthusiasm and flexibility!
I hope we may work together again in the future.”
Sedgemore Manor Community Infants & Nursery School
"Marion had a great rapport with the learners. The workshops were fun and full of energy which transferred to the learners, who, by the end of each session wanted to please her with their performance. She challenged the high ability learners on more difficult instruments with complex rhythms and encouraged those who were not so enthusiastic by making sure they were involved with the performance. Marion communicated with the learners in a way that was easy for them to understand and they only moved on to the next step when they were comfortable with their rhythms and instruments.
The students enjoyed the overall experience and gave extremely positive feedback."
Music AST (Great Sankey High School)
"I would like to say thank you again for the wonderful Masterclass you led in November.
I shall send over the pictures that I sent to the newspapers."
Tiffany King BA (Hons)
"We had a fabulous time with you last Sunday and everyone wants to see you again. So come next Easter. I anticipate ringing/emailing you for more drumming.
Your warmth and enthusiasm were excellent and the results of your tuition amazing. Wishing you every success in your business."
Martin J Fuller
Bible Searchers, Rugby
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"Thank you so much for today. I have had so much positive feedback from students and staff already. Lots of emails flying around about how enthused the students were.
Thank you again for your energy and expertise."
Deputy Director of Arts