PLEASE NOTE: The Saturday morning West African djembe drumming class is well attended, but there is room for new drummers. However, the level of drumming may not be suitable if you are a complete beginner with no background in other forms of percussion or music, so if you have not attended this class beforehand, and are interested, then please contact Nigel.
West African djembe/dundun classes are currently scheduled to take place throughout 2012 & 2013 on Saturday mornings (except when full-day workshops are organised). These classes are aimed at both adults and children across the Black Country and Birmingham, although they are more suited to adults, based on the regualr attendees that we have.
Classes will normally start at 9.45am and go on until 1pm (maybe even 1.30pm) and will cost £4 for adults (£2 for children, that is 17-and-under). The first 30-45 mins is aimed at less experienced drummers where there will be some in-depth tuition on technique as well as being able to play rhythms at a slower pace. Later on in the morning, the pace picks up significantly and this part of the class is aimed at the better drummers who are able to drum faster and to handle more complex material.
All classes will be held at Halesowen Athletic & Cycling Club (HACC), Manor Way, Halesowen B62 8RW, UNLESS otherwise specified
Classes for 2013
22nd June - All-Day workshop with Hans Sutton
29th June - Djembe/dundun with Nigel & Sarah
6th July - no class (Drum Camp)
13th July - Djembe/dundun with Nigel & Sarah
20th July - Djembe/dundun with Nigel & Sarah
27th July - Djembe/dundun with Nigel & Sarah
Note - If there is no class on a particular week, it is because there might be a workshp or festival (such as Drum Camp or African Drum Village) or we
are taking a holiday break (usually the month of August, plus Christmas/New Year and Easter).