DAS have delivered rhythm-based programs spanning all curriculum levels, from early years to further education. 

We support students individually or in small groups working toward exams and have designed and delivered a range of innovative rhythm focussed learning experiences for larger groups and ensembles. The instructors we provide when assisting  pupils working towards music exams are all qualified to degree level, and include some who have attended or currently teach at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Be assured that all of our staff are well-regarded professionals and are PVG registered.

We utilise an array of world percussive and proven methods when developing our rhythm-based programs for Educational Institutes. Programs are designed to complement Curriculum for Excellence and the Principles of Learning. Further to this, our programs encompass an Inter-Disciplinary holistic learning approach, celebrating the use music and movement to broaden understanding in other curricular areas.

Rhythm is a natural part of every child’s life, whether they are aware of it or not; it is not affected by their demographic or informed by their social environment. Our workshops provide a positive and exciting learning setting and are facilitated to complement participant needs. As well as exploring new things and broadening skills, our programs are known to increase confidence, coordination and social skills. Furthermore, they are an effective, therapeutic tool to relieve stress and encouraging calmness to help support challenging behaviour.

There are many artistic forms that can be utilised to encourage creativity. Developing a better understanding of rhythm through kinaesthetic learning, encourages both creativity whilst has been proven, through progressive methodologies, to aid music attainment and other curricular areas such as literacy and numeracy in early years. We endeavour to focus on harnessing participant energy in a positive way and contribute to better health and well-being of all learners.

We are proud to have produced programs of rhythm to explore cross curricular areas such as:

We empower teaching staff to continue to develop skills through our Professional Learning training, enabling the impact of our programs to continue to be built upon.

Literacy & Numeracy

We highlight the intrinsic link between language and rhythm and simple steps which can be taken to incorporate this connection into the class room. Further to this, through numeracy, we look at the structures in place that support rhythm and, through mathematics, find pattern combinations of these which may or may not complement one another.

Health & Wellbeing

We focus on kinaesthetic learning, a style of learning that encourages students to develop their understanding of rhythm through movement. As well as releasing those feel good endorphins, drumming is also an effective way to relieve stress, promoting better mental health.

Global Citizenship

Exploring timbre, we use our findings as an effective way to discuss and create music that represents nature’s fight against the urban takeover, highlighting the importance of recycling and renewable energy.


Opportunity is vast when it comes to exploring STEM through drumming. Vibrations and frequencies, sound recording and manipulation, constructing instruments from recycled materials and further exploring the use of mathematics in a rhythm-based setting.