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Our community classes cater for all levels. Whether you’ve never played an instrument before, or you’re already active in the scene, we have a drum class for you. From our beginner friendly all in community classes, to our focused intermediate class, and once you’ve perfected your chops our highly renowned performance group.
Just about anyone can learn to play the djembe. The learning curve is somewhat different to other instruments – it’s easy to pick up but difficult to master!
Our 6-week cycles cover a full West African rhythmic arrangement, including support djembe parts, solos, breaks and calls. We focus on rhythms from the ancient/ traditional djembe nations (Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso & Senegal), but delve into other groves from all over Africa on occasion.
Our lead facilitator is supported by two Dun (bass drum) players, so you’ll get the full polyrhythmic experience, which helps to develop your auditory skills too.
Both our all in, and Intermediate levels work on technique and dexterity training to improve your hand independence, coordination and drumming stamina
If you haven’t had any formal lessons before, we recommend starting with our all in group and getting a solid grounding in technique and the arrangement concepts of West African drumming music.
If you are finding that both come naturally and quickly, then you can also join the Intermediate class after completing one or two 6-week cycles, following a chat/ confirmation from your teacher.
Contact us now to join a course best suited to you.