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Beginners African Drumming Classes - St.Kilda

Next Available: Tue, 22 Jan 6:15PM
1.5 hours
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Learn from Davey

Dave has been studying and performing west African percussion for the past 6 years.

After discovering a drum circle in St Kilda on his first week in Australia, he was drawn to the sound of the Djembe and the obsession began!

Dave studied with traditional masters in Ghana in 2010 and continued his apprenticeship in Australia under the guidance of Simon Fraser, Mady Keita, Boubacar Gaye and Jeremy Prentice. Dave performs regularly in Oz and Ireland incorporating his love of African beats into myriad genres of music. He always brings his Irish charm, warmth and a sense of humour to his classes whilst still respecting the traditions and history of its origins.

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What you will learn
  • Develop groove, control and listening skills.
  • Experience the joy of community music
  • Learn basic techniques on the djembe (Bass, Tone and Slap) and West African rhythms
What you will get
  • Knowledge of West African drumming and control of easy-to-follow rhythms
  • 10% student discount storewide
  • Access to our social media networks and resources
  • Concession rates available. Please present your card in class.

What to bring
  • We will have a drum ready for you at class – you don’t need to have your own. Ask your teacher about renting a drum so you can practice between classes
What to wear


Appropriate for

Beginners. No experience required at all.


African Drumming

Vendor since 2015

Established in 1997, African Drumming has become Australia’s trusted name in West African music.

We are dedicated to sharing the music and culture of West Africa in all that we do: through classes, workshops, study tours and performances which connect a wide audience with this powerful music. Not to mention our instruments! We are one of the largest African music stores in Australia and we love our drums.

In 2011 we relocated from a little store in Grey Street to a larger purposed Head Quarters @ 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda. Our HQ houses both the brains and brawn of the operation, with our showroom, studios, offices, warehouse and the all important drum making workshop here under one jamming roof. We love it in St Kilda!

We have a nation-wide network of drummers and dancers under our banner and operate across Australia. Our team includes performers and drum makers from around West Africa such as Mali, Senegal, Ghana and of course homegrown talent too.

We’re always looking to the future and constantly working on the next big project, event and product.

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05 February 2018 • Beginners African Drumming Classes - St.Kilda

African drumming is a great way to relax, the beat takes you away and let's the real world disappear for a while. Davey is great fun, knows what he is doing, and has enough patience for us all to get it wrong and he still keeps smiling even though we must hurt his ears sometimes I will be coming back for lots more, i am looking forward to getting good enough tonjob in on the beach jamsand to go away for a weekend retreat Thanks Michael


19 December 2017 • Beginners African Drumming Classes - St.Kilda

Absolutely loved this class. Instructor was great, supporting musicians too. Very responsive to the needs of the group and prepared to work with each person to get the best outcome for everyone. Amazed at how much we progressed as a group over a relatively short time - great vibe, great sound, highly recommended.


19 December 2017 • Beginners African Drumming Classes - St.Kilda

This course was absolutely brilliant. Davey was an excellent teacher; he made everyone feel very comfortable to try new things in a safe environment. He gave clear instructions and was able to differentiate them for everybody's learning styles. The other participants were all lovely, supportive people. The culminating event of the course, Tribalism, was a relaxed, friendly event and was an excellent way to finish six weeks of fun learning. Can't wait for the next course to start.

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