Northcote, VIC 3070
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  • 10 Classes
  • 35 Students
  • 7 Reviews


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The djembe was created to express joy and to celebrate life. Drummergirl teachers and performers embrace this notion and aim to make all aspects of drumming as fun and joy-filled as possible for all participants and audiences.

Simone Lang is the founder & director of Drummergirl and has been studying West African drumming and percussion for over 17 years. She has studied with some of West Africa’s finest exponents of the tradition including Mohamed ‘Bangourake’ Bangoura, Lamine ‘Lopez’ Soumah of Percussion de Guinee, Mamady Keita and Famoudou Konate. Simone has travelled to the countries of Guinea, Senegal and The Gambia to study and absorb West African drumming and culture.

In 2012 Simone completed intensive study in San Diego and Bali with Grand Master Mamady Kieta one of the world’s most important exponents and educators of the Mandingue tradition.

As a facilitator and instructor, Simone is renowned for her charismatic approach and she imparts her knowledge of West African drumming and culture with integrity and buoyant enthusiasm.

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11 March 2017 • African Drumming Short Courses for Beginners (Level 1)

A patient and welcoming teacher. Simone creates a wonderful, supportive environment in her classes, and is very skilled at meeting you where you are at and nudging you along useful pathways.


10 March 2017 • African Drumming Short Courses for Beginners (Level 1)

If you're thinking about this class- DO IT! It's a totally no pressure lovely space to learn in. Simone is passionate about drumming, skilled and a wonderful teacher. It's been great to spend this time with a lovely small group learning new skills in a relaxed and enthusiastic class. Definitely a five star experience!


11 January 2017 • African Drumming Short Courses for Beginners (Level 1)

Wonderful instructor and class.. highly recommend. I look forward to participating in future classes :)

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