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.
|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
My Bedford class meets on Tuesday evenings at The Clophill Centre, near Hitchin and Luton.
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.
On Saturday 23rd April I'm teaching two afternoon drumming workshops at The Courtyard Centre in Biggleswade, geared for different levels:
- The 1:30-3pm "Easy" session is suitable for New Starters, Beginners and Improvers, i.e., folk who've played quite a bit but still need help to remember/keep their part going.
- The 3:30-5:30pm "Harder" session is only for more experienced Improvers and Intermediates, who already know many djembe & dun dun rhythms and can hold more complex offbeat patterns on their own.
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!
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.