STUDENTS at Coolnwynpin State School will perform at a Redlands arts showcase hosted by music educators and Brisbane-based composers Topology.
Grade six musicians will receive expert guidance in the lead up to the event from world-renowned solo drummer and educator Dr Grant Collins.
Coolnwynpin State School arts teacher Lisa Rose said Dr Collins would help the students create a unique composition for the showcase during a series of workshops.
"He has started working with the students on body percussion and showing them the combination between body movements and percussion," she said.
"They ended up creating a composition themselves and now they are going to work on doing that with instruments in the next workshop."
Ms Rose said about 55 students learning tuned and untuned percussion instruments would be involved in the workshops.
She said Dr Collins would give the students a unique insight into the music industry.
"His performance background is one thing but he has also completed a doctorate in percussion," she said.
"His research was around timbre of instruments and how an untuned percussion instrument still has a sound quality to it that students can listen to.
"In education we talk really specifically about rhythm and pitch whereas he is tuning the kids into those more natural sounds that they already hear and that are already in the world.
"Grant uses everyday objects like the students' body."
The students will perform their piece at Redland Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, October 10.
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