In association with
Mr John Thorpe
Mr John Thorpe

Biography

John Thorpe (aka Johnny Dij) is bringing some exciting didgeridoo music to the UK, giving children & adults a chance to hear and learn how to play one of the oldest rhythmic musical instruments on the planet – the didgeridoo.

He has been performing with didgeridoo across the UK for many years as a world class professional from bars to the big stage, playing venues such as: The National London Theatre, The Eden Project in Cornwall and various events/festivals. He is one of the most versatile didge players in the UK and he is also an accomplished recording artist with five didgeridoo albums and various tracks being snapped up by music production companies such as De Wolfe Music and by ITV.

John’s didgeridoo background also includes teaching the didgeridoo to children and adults from beginners to the more advanced. He has facilitated workshops across the UK at various music festivals and has also taught groups at schools from Cornwall to London. Along with his performance at the London National Theatre he was also asked to run a workshop for the guests who attended the promotion of John Torode’s Australia on behalf of UK television. For more information and reviews about John please go to his website bio - www.johnthorpedidge.com/bio

A word from John: “Hi there to all that want to learn to play the didgeridoo! I have been passionate about the didgeridoo now for over 16 years and just love to pass on that knowledge to anyone that wants to learn this most intriguing of instruments! Over the years, I have made over 40 didgeridoos which has also given me an insight and knowledge about the musical qualities of didgeridoos. So I am able to advise people on acquiring a didgeridoo etc. My didgeridoo music has also been inspired by living in the outback of Cornwall!

I enjoy teaching individuals on a one to one basis or to a group such as schools, colleges, universities, healing centres and corporate companies etc – workshop style. I can provide background knowledge of the didgeridoo and various styles and techniques of playing from traditional Aboriginal music to more contemporary styles of didgeridoo music.

My approach to teaching is friendly, fun and intuitive. I like to allow the potential of each individual to develop, whilst encouraging solid techniques and the building blocks for didgeridoo playing – from the basics such as the drone, simple tonal changes, vocals, word phrasing rhythms and circular breathing…to the more advanced such as more complex and faster rhythms including various tones and vocal harmonics with an array of techniques and compositions.

The human body is an amazing machine with its inbuilt intrinsic rhythm – the heart beat at its centre and the breath with its constant inflow and outflow. By learning to play the didgeridoo it is possible to tap into one’s own innate body rhythm and breathing. You can then learn how to develop it in its myriad forms of rhythmic expression and colour!”
www.johnthorpedidge.com

Contact John

Address: Cornwall
PL32 9UY
Phone: 01840 938605
Mobile: 07935344570
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00

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