WHICH CLASS SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Whether you are an absolute beginner or intermediate djembefola, we make it easy and fun!
By the end of the 9 weeks, you’ll be able to play between 1 and 3 rhythms. And we encourage people to commit to the full 9 weeks. This way they see a progression and clear growth in their ability.
The 9 weeks is complimented by free notes and training videos to help improve your rhythm understanding.
Focused on creating confidence in absolute entry level players. This class will help you get the basics, turning beats into rhythms. The class is a safe and fun learning environment that will support you in your understanding and rhythmical ability. Hire drums are available during class, so you need not worry about having your own drum. Just come with an open mind, loose clothing and be ready to play!
Mixed Beginners and all levels
This class covers the basics and beyond. Completely inclusive, beginners will not be left behind and intermediate players will be find continual challenge. In this mixed class you are part of a safe and fun learning environment that will support you in your understanding and push your rhythmical ability. It is a deep dive into learning the art of the djembe. No drum, no worries. Hire one of ours to play (in class). Just come with an open mind, loose clothing and be ready to live!
Practice and study the art of the djembe with us. Complete rhythms, solos, phrasing and a large rhythm repetoire will challenge the competent drummer. All while having fun. This class will push your skill and understanding of rhythms. It is designed to move much faster than the beginners, and reach into the cultural depths of each song, creating a full ensemble experience.
Slaps, tones, and bases are simple to understand yet difficult to play with clarity. In this class you will learn to play each beat with consistent precision and speed. This class is also a dynamic learning environment, using body percussion, mouth percussion (beatboxing), percussion instruments and dancing to support your growth in rhythm.
All rhythms are sourced from or inspired by West Africa, but we are inspired by universal rhythms and global beats of local and global rhythm masters and maestros.
Need more? We are happy to train and support advanced players on an individual basis. Contact us for more information on how we can support you to become a master drummer.
Drum Circle Facilitation (DCF)
We incorporate DCF principles within all our workshops, honouring the spirit and elements of inclusivity, wellbeing, and connection. If you are interested to learn more about leading drum circles, click here to learn more.
Each class is jam packed full of rhythm games for you to help your learning be fun and engaging. If you are a drum circle facilitator (DCF) these are examples that you can use when leading your own drum circles or workshops.