Term 3 – Starts this Week!

Are you ready to find your life rhythm?

Term 3 starts this week! – from JULY 12 – hurry Registrations close on Friday.

Some 9Wk courses already sold out.

🤩 Five Awesome Adult Drumming Classes offered per week!


🥁 6pm Mon – NEW for Absolute Beginners

🥁 6pm Tues – Beginners & Intermediate

🥁 6pm Wed – Djembe Level 2 – SOLD OUT

🥁 7pm Thurs – Beginners & Intermediate

🥁 10.30am Fri Day Drum – Beginners & Intermediate

👉 Come and experience the joy and power of these uplifting classes.

✅ Register on our website, link in the bio or comments below.


+ LIMITED NUMBERS due to Covid19

+ Hire drums available

+ Also offering PRIVATE LESSONS – FACE-2-FACE or via ZOOM


EARTHEN RHYTHMS – Learn drumming the fun way!

More information on classes and how you can drum yourself happy on our website.

Workshops | Performances | Corporate Team Building | Schools | Music Therapy | Drum Hire/Repair/Sales












Try before you buy. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy one of our workshops outside the regular 9 week courses.

🥁1pm SATURDAY and 🥁11.30pm Sunday. 🌿SAT – 1pm – Unity in Diversity Festival .

Newcastle Foreshore, near the train sheds.

FREE DRUM CIRCLE w/Jim. BYO Drum and chair if you have one (Jim will bring a small number to use if you need).

🌿SUNDAY – 11.30am- Live Your Light Fest. – South’s Merewether. DRUM CIRCLE w/Benjie – Free, but say you are with the drummers! BYO drum also but I will have some available.

⭐️If you would like to to support us on the day pls send me a text. Just small jobs like cart drums, hand out flyers and direct people to their seats.

🥁🚎🥁FORSTER DRUM WORKSHOP – also if you want a trip to Forster! Drum Workshop 3pm @yoga mantra studio. $25 Book via their their website. 🙏

Our African Drumming Playlist

We love West African Music!

Check out the playlist that we have put together, it’s just a taste of the talent in the region.

Mamady Keita, Famadou Konate, Soungalo Coulibaly, Babtunde Olatunji & Toumani Diabaté and many more…

Hours of listening goodness…drumming as well as the sweet sounds of the Kora (African Harp) and much more.

I often listen to this Spotify play list when I’m drum making and we also have it playing before and after class. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5RvAFWTBD1I4EsBJN7pdI0?si=MjYGlKvqS2Wwp7EOL_J8bQ

Rhythmic Meditation Retreat w/Happy Buddha

Rhythmic Meditation Retreat – this weekend! (Fri – Sun -5th to 7th Feb) w/ Happy Buddha Retreats.

Earthen Rhythms will be supporting the wonderful Happy Buddha Retreats in Glenrock National Park.

For more details, click the link :

For more details, click the link











Are you ready to find your rhythm? Join the Tribe!

Earthen Rhythms have been teaching tribal rhythms in Newcastle for the last 15 years and have over 22 years experience sharing the awesomeness of West African Drumming.

Come and experience the joy and power of these uplifting classes.

We are based in Newcastle NSW but we work globally serving rhythm to communities and groups.


Choose your course at Waratah:

  • 6pm Tues
  • 6pm Wed
  • 7pm Thurs
  • 11am Fri

See our events Calendar for dates & details.

**Class numbers are limited, and only a few spots left in some classes.

  • we have drums for hire


EARTHEN RHYTHMS – Learn drumming the fun way!

Workshops | Performances | Corporate Team Building | Schools | Music Therapy | Drum Hire/Repair/Sales

It’s a Success! VMC- Drum Circle Facilitation One Day Intro Training

We had a great One-Day Intro to Drum Circle Facilitation Training over the weekend.

Everyone took away plenty of tools, skills and learning from the day to share with their communities in Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Dubbo!

The drumming community continues to grow and bring the joy and power of rhythm to more people in these tough times. Now, more than ever we need to be connected and keep our spirits up.

Drumming and rhythm delivers this in spades.*

The One-Day Intro delivered more than 11 tools to empower Drum Circle Facilitators to lead successful Drum Circles for kids, adults as well as corporate groups.

All based on the work of Arthur Hull and Village Music Circles . Usually we hold an Annual 3 Day Training October, but this had to be postponed in Melbourne this year because of the Covid lockdown and State boarder closures.

Thx to Bek Wermut from Rhythm2Recovery for supporting & Flourish Aust – Newcastle for the space 🙂

Life is better with rhythm and when we work together!

*For more info on how to drum yourself happy, check out our Health and Wellbeing page.

New Kids 5 Wk Drumming Classes – Start Term 4

Our drumming can be for fun, play, mindfulness and full of purpose. Kids social and emotional wellbeing can be encouraged through rhythm play.

Click link for more details – https://www.earthenrhythms.org/african-drumming-classes/kid-drumming/

They’ll learn:
🥁rhythm & music fundamentals
🥁listening & playing together
🥁how to be musically confident while having a whole lotta fun!
🥁cultural traditions of the Djembe drum

Creative Kids Vouchers accepted.

Covid Safe Business.


Free Drum Circle For Mental Health and Wellbeing – FREE ONLINE via Zoom – No.2

As part of our Health My Way Program The Place is hosting FREE drum circles for mental health & well being led by the amazing Earthen Rhythms African Drumming. (Details below).

20 Screens available – have as many people as you like on the one screen.

Get creative! Use anything as a drum, water containers, pots, pans, cardboard boxes…

Click this link to be redirected – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/free-online-drum-circle-for-mental-health-wellbeing-tickets-117604653685

Earthen Rhythms will be bringing their vibrant drumming energy and expertise to help you to let go and find your rhythm! Their talented facilitators teach rhythm in a safe, upbeat and easy way and they bring joy and laughter to the community through the infectious rhythms of West Africa.

This is a wonderful opportunity to have fun, connect with your community and experience the many benefits of drumming. As part of the workshop we’ll also be sharing some valuable online resources for managing your mental health and wellbeing.

Sanitised drums and refreshments will be provided, just bring yourself! Social distancing practices will be followed and numbers are strictly limited so get your FREE ticket today to secure your spot. We are a COVID SAFE business.

If you would like more information you can contact us on (02) 4032 5500 or via email at programs@theplacecharlestown.org.au

We hope you can join us for this fun event!

Rare Opportunity – FREE Drum Circle

The Place Charlestown is offering three FREE awesome facilitated community drum circles. See flyer below.

  • 1 x Online Workshop
  • 2 x Face-to-Face Workshops
  • 20 Adults per Workshop
  • No experience necessary
  • Drums provided
  • Covid Safe Activity

Why is drumming is good for you?

Drumming is good for your BODY, MIND and SOUL. Earthen Rhythms combines the primal power of drumming with modern rhythm technology to create a truly uplifting musical experience for any experience level.

These rhythm workshops are MINDFULNESS IN ACTION. Be present, feel alive. Feel the rhythm and create the music. Find your vibrant self and share your spirit, as you are guided by our experienced rhythm facilitator.

Positive Effects of Rhythm

Positive psychological effects of drum circles include, elevated brain and social functioning. More specifically, you may experience:

  • Boosted confidence,
  • Participant connection
  • Enhance social skills
  • Social inclusion
  • Improved motor-skills & coordination (eg for stroke rehab)
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Enhanced cognitive function
  • Elevated Endorphin and dopamine levels
  • Stress relief
  • Improved Improvisation skills
  • Group unity
  • And just plain ordinary uplifting fun!

Register now as it’s sure to book out!

Bookings Essential – CLICK HERE


Contact “The Place” Charlestown – 02 40325500