My name is Marwijn (say Marwin) van der Poel. I was born in the Netherlands and since 2015 I have lived in Denmark. As a result of my love for rhythm and working with groups, I created some rhythm programs which turned out to be a great success and have had great positive effects on groups and organisations. In 2014 I founded Drum4Fun.dk as a company providing percussion workshops and energisers. I give every workshop with great passion and enthusiasm. It’s just fantastic to get all the energy you put in back from united drumming people.
In 2013 I graduated cum laude from the Conservatorium of Rotterdam (CODARTS) where I specialised in “Latin and Brazilian percussion”. I am an official certified percussion teacher. Besides workshop facilitator, I work as a professional percussionist in different bands, projects and genres. In 2005 I finished my Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship.
I wanted to design a powerful rhytmical energiser with dynamical features, so I brought in the colored gloves. The result was amazing, measured by the generated fun and energy, the reaction of the participants and because it clearly created new dynamical possibilities.
I call this energiser HAPPY CLAPPY BEATS! Because this decribes exactly what it is and what it is about.