Middle Eastern Percussion Class

Middle Eastern Percussion Classes - St Kilda

Learn the basics of Middle Eastern drumming


Learn basic classical & folk modern technique for Darbuka, Riq and frame drums.
Classes focus on rhythm structure & composition for classical songs & original percussion movements.
You’ll learn to conceive and feel “time” to work with the metronome & musicians.

These classes cater for beginners and run in our St Kilda Studios: 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda.

We provide the instruments during class.

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What you will learn

  • Learn basic classical & folk modern technique for Darbuka, Riq and frame drums.
  • Develop rhythm, groove, and dexterity
  • Experience the joys and benefits of community music

What you will get

  • Access to our social media networks and learning resources

What to bring

  • All you need is yourself.

What to wear

Casual - wear something in which you can sit comfortably.

Appropriate for

Beginners. No experience required at all.

Looking for more drumming classes?

Check out our other community drum classes here https://www.africandrumming.com.au/classes/community-drum-classes/ 

African Drumming

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We believe in uniting cultures through the power of music. 

We are dedicated to sharing the music and culture of West Africa in all that we do: through instrument making, workshops, study tours, and performances. 

We are the largest African music store in Australia and we love our drums! We are committed to giving back to our planet and ensuring our ventures are eco-friendly and sustainable, including the management of two Tree planting initiatives across Ghana and Indonesia. 

With an international network of drummers and dancers, our team includes performers and drum makers from around West Africa including Mali, Senegal, Guinea and Ghana, and homegrown Aussie talent too. 

The rhythm journey is a beautiful and often profound paradox, its depth knows no bounds. It has been our goal to take the drum to as many corners of the world as possible. Once it’s there, the vibration of the rhythm goes to work and magic happens.

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Your Teacher

Rayan Aridi is a multi-instrumentalist in the drums and percussion realm.

Drawing inspiration from his Lebanese Arabic roots, he specialises in cultural music from the Middle East, India, Africa, Latin America and beyond.

Rayan is a well-seasoned touring artist – stage, studio & street performances are his stock and trade.

An enthusiastic and generous teacher, he loves sharing his broad knowledge with new students

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African Drumming has an average rating of 4.9 for their other classes.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at African Drumming or organised by African Drumming must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by African Drumming.


I agree to give African Drumming unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at African Drumming classes and events or on African Drumming's premises. (For use of African Drumming marketing materials).


African Drumming requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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