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Music Class

Hip-Hop Workshop

Yodelay teams up with renowned local hip-hop artist Dre Dub (Drew Flanagan) to present a unique and amazing workshop that will lead students through the process of writing and performing their own rap with live beats as provided by Michael Di Cecco.


Drew will speak about idea generation, rhyming, song structure and performance hints and tips. Michael will be present with his drums to make this a true, live hip-hop session that focuses on participation and supports students to experience performing their own hip-hop creations!


Drew is a youth worker and has experience working with hip-hop beginners as well as up-and-coming artists of all ages. He is a charismatic and relatable role-model that will inspire and encourage students to become involved in the art of rapping in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.


This is Drew's latest track featuring JK-47, Roll With the Punches:


Here are some of the benfits evident when young people access rapping and hip-hop as a means of expressing themselves:


Self-Expression: Rapping allows teenagers to express themselves in a raw and unfiltered way. They can convey their thoughts, feelings, and experiences through lyrics that reflect their personal stories, challenges, and triumphs. It gives them a voice to articulate what might be difficult to express in other forms.

Emotional Catharsis: Writing and performing rap can be cathartic. It provides an emotional release valve, enabling teens to vent their frustrations, anger, sadness, or joy in a constructive manner. This creative outlet can help reduce stress and promote emotional well-being.

Creativity and Artistic Freedom: Rapping is an art form that encourages creativity and individuality. Teenagers can experiment with wordplay, rhyme schemes, and metaphors to craft lyrics that resonate with their unique experiences. This creative process fosters a sense of ownership and empowerment.

Social Commentary: Many rap songs address social and political issues, providing teenagers with a platform to engage in discussions about topics that matter to them. This encourages critical thinking and a deeper understanding of the world around them.

Confidence Boost: Developing rap skills and performing in front of an audience can boost teenagers' self-confidence and self-esteem. Overcoming stage fright and receiving positive feedback can be empowering.

Language and Literacy Skills: Crafting lyrics requires a strong command of language and vocabulary. Writing and rapping can enhance teenagers' language and literacy skills, which can be valuable in academic and professional settings.

Constructive Use of Time: Engaging in rap as a hobby or passion provides teenagers with a constructive way to spend their time. It offers an alternative to negative or risky behaviors and can be a positive influence in their lives.

Identity Exploration: Adolescence is a time of self-discovery and identity formation. Rapping allows teenagers to explore and express various aspects of their identity, from cultural and social influences to personal values and beliefs.

Life Skills: The discipline required to write, practice, and perform rap can teach valuable life skills such as goal setting, perseverance, and time management.

The cost of the hip-hop workshop is $600+GST for the hour long session featuring Drew Flanagan and Michael Di Cecco. Please contact Michael directly to book in a session!


Phone: 0425 738 752

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