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
Monday evenings Milton Keynes 0-2
Tuesday evenings Clophill 0-3
Thursday evenings St. Albans 0-3
(to be rescheduled) Leighton Buzzard Children aged 7-11

"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..." - Jan & 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. I'm also a guest teacher in Milton Keynes most Monday nights (except school holidays). 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.

St. Albans Dive Club

NEW! In 2013 I resumed my Hertfordshire classes, on Thursday evenings at Saint Albans Sub Aqua Club.

New classes starting soon...

NEW! Starting in November 2013 I will be running another After School Club for KS2-age children at a school in Bedford.

In September+October 2013 I taught classes for children aged 7-11 on Saturday mornings at Southcott Village Community Centre near Leighton Buzzard. This class has ended but might restart if there's enough demand.

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.

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.