Learn To Drum

 
Love, care, dedication, passion, and authenticity are poured into the classes by the teacher and their team of advanced students.

For a newbie like me, it’s a pleasure to sit in a circle and feel that I’m making music instead of clumsy noises!

I encourage all of you to join in, you won’t regret it.
— -Barbara Meneses, beginners drumming course participant
 

Have a listen to the wonderful Radio National podcast of our drumming classes:

 
 
 
 

Guinean master drummer Mohamed Camara teaches students traditional rhythms and songs from Guinea, West Africa.

The class involves both djembe and dun dun tuition, offering students an amazing drumming experience in its traditional cultural context!

 

Course content:

The course covers a wide variety of traditional rhythms from Guinea, West Africa, involving djembe accompaniments and solos, breaks, dun dun accompaniments and songs.

The rhythms come from the different tribal groups in Guinea, including both 4/4 and 6/8 time, and Mohamed covers djembe technique and explains the cultural significance of each rhythm in its historical context. 

 

Outcomes:

By the end of the course students will have a greater understanding of rhythm and pulse, djembe technique, the cultural context of the rhythms, and will be familiar with a broad repertoire of traditional Guinean rhythms and songs.

 

2019 Course Dates:

Term 4

Northcote classes: Monday 21st Oct - 9th Dec
Reservoir classes: Wednesday 9th Oct - 27th Nov

 

Gift Vouchers:

Give the perfect gift with a voucher to one of our African drumming courses! Contact us today to organise your gift voucher.

 

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Northcote Classes

Location: Jika Jika Community Centre, 1 Plant St Northcote

Beginners Djembe and Dun duns:

Time: Monday 7-8pm

Cost: $20 per class (casual)

Upfront payment for 8-week course: $140

Drums supplied or bring your own

 
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Reservoir Classes

Location: Reservoir Neighbourhood House, 2 Cuthbert Rd Reservoir

Beginners Djembe and Dun duns:

Time: Wednesday 7-8pm

Cost: $20 per class (casual)

Upfront payment for 8-week course: $140

Drums supplied or bring your own

 
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Private Tuition

Location: Watsonia, Victoria


Mohamed and Anna offer private tuition on djembe, dun duns, balafon (Guinean xylophone) and kora (stringed harp).

Cost: $70 per hour

Drums supplied or bring your own