African drum classes

I offer one-to-one and group tuition in music (general, notation and theory) and especially West African Drumming, notably djembe, dun duns, percussion and song. I have a number of spare drums you can borrow at my classes. See our F.A.Q.

When? Where? Levels
Tuesday evenings Clophill 0-3
Thursday evenings St. Albans 0-3
Saturday afternoon 23rd April Biggleswade 0-2
Saturday afternoon 23rd April Biggleswade 2-3

"Thanks for being an awesome djembe teacher! We may not be the best, and our timing is all adrift, but you have the knack of making us feel comfortable with what we are doing - I would have done a runner long ago!! Can't wait for the New Year's lessons..." - Djan & Mike

[ Bedford Djembe Group rehearsing at The Arena Building in November 2009 ]Bedford Djembe Group

My Bedford class meets on Tuesday evenings at The Clophill Centre, near Hitchin and Luton.

St. Albans Dive Club

My Hertfordshire class meet on Thursdays at Saint Albans Sub Aqua Club.

If you live further west in Buckinghamshire, or can't make those days, check out Justine Hart's Vitae Drum Circle in High Wycombe and Wendover, which I often attend on Wednesdays. If you're in Birmingham, check out Nigel Sadler's classes.

Workshops in Biggleswade

On Saturday 23rd April I'm teaching two afternoon drumming workshops at The Courtyard Centre in Biggleswade, geared for different levels:

If in doubt, come to the 1:30pm session for an easy life, to just get a good groove going! The cost for either class is £10, so please make your booking in advance with The Courtyard Centre. For this first day, drums are provided free of charge, but do say if you need to borrow a djembe so I can bring enough. Be sure to come early or hang around afterwards to enjoy delicious snacks and smoothies in their lovely Cafe!

Past groups

[ Secret Bass drum group at Little Berkhamsted Fete, photo by David Cory ]

For many years I previously led another drumming circle in Hertfordshire called Secret Bass (seen here), and also taught evening classes at the University of Hertfordshire.

I was a guest teacher from 2012-2015 at a community group in Milton Keynes.

In 2013 I taught classes for children aged 7-11 at Southcott Village Community Centre near Leighton Buzzard, and at St. Albans before my adult grouo there. These classes have ended but might restart if there's enough demand.

In November 2013 I ran another After School Club for KS2-age children at a school in Bedford.

I may also travel to Dunstable, Luton, Northampton or further afield if demand is high enough. If you'd like me to hold a drumming group in your area, either for a regular class or a one-off event (perhaps a fun birthday or Christmas party?), then please contact me to discuss your needs.