Drumming classes require pre-booking into 5-week course (next course commences 14th May). Book now
Both beginner and intermediate djembe groups will be sent a YouTube tutorial at the beginning of the week which they can use to practise as often as they like. On Thursday evenings Simon will provide a Zoom class for 30min in which he will go through warm-up, rhythm arrangements and respond to any questions.
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Drums are hired out for $5/day – or you can buy one!
We provide two levels of djembe class each week, taught by Simon Lewis. Beginner class will introduce co-ordination and foundation patterns using the bass, tone and slap sounds. Fun warm-ups lead into the traditional accompaniments of the African tribal rhythms. You will learn the musical language of the djembe which culminates in an arranged piece including breaks and traditional songs.
Intermediate class requires some drumming experience. Expect more complex djembe accompaniments and other elements of traditional African rhythms including dundun and bell parts.
Classes are fun, non-competitive, challenging and you will discover and develop your own sense of rhythm while exploring the parameters of ensemble playing. Invigorate your rhythmic self!