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Beginner African Drumming Classes - St.Kilda
Dive into the world of djembe with our beginners' community classes! These fully hands-on classes have an emphasis on having fun and are the perfect way to start your journey into West African music. Grab a djembe from our collection and discover your inner rhythm, with expert guidance from the one and only Magic Mike.
Get ready for an exhilarating learning experience where we explore traditional West African rhythms over six-week cycles, culminating in biannual student performances.
Born in Zimbabwe, Mike began his musical life with the rhythms of Southern Africa, practicing a variety of musical disciplines since 1998. In 2015 his passion drifted westward to discover the djembe, and intensified when he moved to Melbourne and continued his learning under Simon Fraser and Bassidi Koné. He regularly performs with fiery ensemble Dunu Teké and spends his practice time developing his understanding of West African rhythm. He believes that music is inside each of us - it's just a matter of learning how to speak its language.
- Learn basic techniques on the djembe (Bass, Tone and Slap)
- Develop rhythm, groove, and dexterity
- Experience the joys and benefits of community music
- 10% student discount storewide
- Access to our social media networks and learning resources
- Introduction to the fulfilling West African music community
- Just bring yourself! You don’t need your own drum, we have plenty.
Casual - wear something in which you can sit comfortably with a djembe between your knees.
Beginners. No experience required at all.
Try our Intermediate Class, right after the Beginners at 8pm.
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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.
African Drumming requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email African Drumming to organise a refund or transfer