Learn with Jess
Whether Jess is playing the djembe, duns, shaker or bell, she feels happiness inside that is indescribable. Having started with drum kit lessons as a teenager, she discovered the djembe years later and was quickly hooked – starting a new chapter in her life.
Her positive and supportive attitude is one of her many qualities as a teacher with both children and adults.
The emphasis at the Beginner Level is on:
- Having fun
- Learning basic technique on the djembe (bass, tone and slap)
- Appreciating West African music
- Developing groove, control & listening skills
- Working together to become an ensemble
- Introducing soloing as a group
- Working on timing
- Exploring basic musical concepts
Our classes run in 6 week cycles: Every Wednesday, 7:00pm-8:30pm Jan 18th March 1st-culminating with Tribalism April 12th May 24th July 5th Aug 16th Sep 27th Nov 8th-culminating with Tribalism
- Develop groove, control and listening skills.
- Experience the joy of community music
- Basic technique on the djembe (Bass, Tone and Slap) and West African rhythms
- Access to our Social Media networks and resources
- 10% student discount storewide
- Knowledge of West African drumming and control of easy-to-follow rhythms
- 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
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.