November 1

Ep 8 – Percussion, wellbeing and “world music” w/ Andy Gleadhill


Andy Gleadhill is well-known in the international school music education scene, especially in the Middle East and Asia.

Andy has worked with hundreds of international school music teachers over the years, specifically in the area of culturally unique styles of music focusing on drumming and percussion. He has produced books and resources to support teachers and presents workshops and speaks at conferences around the world. 

In this episode, Andy:

  • Shares some of his crazy stories about how he traveled the world to learn a diverse range of musical styles. 
  • Explores how he got involved with working in international schools and discusses his approach to teaching "world" percussion styles.
  • Enters the of the debate around the concept of "world music" and gives listeners some wonderful food for thought for how to approach this idea in the international school music education context.
  • Discusses his latest project looking at how music can impact student wellbeing and provides a rationale for why international school music teachers should think about music and wellbeing through some fantastic practical ideas for the classroom.

Andy loves working with students and music teachers from international schools. Get in touch with him via the details below!


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Links to other content referenced in this episode:
Slap djembe -
Andy's collection of percussion books -


Drumming, Percussion, World Music