African Drumming Classes

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Weekly classes

Simon Lewis playing djembe

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!

Term dates (5 weeks)


  • 1st February – 1st March
  • 8th March – 5th April

Class location

All drumming classes are held in the hall at Coburg Uniting church – 19 Victoria St, Coburg

Beginner Djembe

5-week course $100, single class $25
6.30-7.30pm Tuesdays
19 Victoria st, Coburg (see map)
Suitable for beginners and those with a small amount of drumming experience. Drums provided free of charge upon request.

Intermediate Djembe

5-week course $100
7.45-8.45pm Tuesdays
19 Victoria st, Coburg (see map)
Some previous djembe training required. Drums provided free of charge upon request.

Don’t know which class to do?

Discover Djembe series

Simon Lewis has created a new video tutorial series for those who would like to learn djembe at home! 5 x 20min lessons.

Suitable for those with no experience. More info

Djembe class with Simon Lewis