One Voice Music is a social enterprise that formed in 1996. We are a non-for-profit organisation that offers high quality education and training in Brazilian and Cuban percussion & dance for all levels of ability.
OVM runs and organises a variety of intensive residential & non-residential courses. These range from a full day to six days at a time and are held at venues throughout the UK.
Since we formed over 3000 people have participated in our workshops and courses which have included projects, performances, several long courses such as Roots of Brazil / Cuba as well as a number of shorter workshops.
OVM tutors reach people of all levels of ability, recognising how differently individuals learn and ensuring that all who take part are encouraged and informed so that they make real progress in their understanding of the music, further their abilities and completely enjoy their learning experience.
We create a safe, supportive learning environment where participants can develop their technical and musical skills as well as finding the courses beneficial in increasing confidence and personal development.
OVM is firmly established in the UK as one of the main sources for developing percussion skills and is recognised for providing life changing opportunities. Many students have gone on to set up their own community drumming groups, become teachers themselves and/or gone on to become professional players.
OVM has collaborated on a number schools percussion & dance projects including with Creative-Partnerships in Tees Valley where a number of participants from different schools in the region attended a series of workshops culminating in a performance at Stockton Carnival.