African Drumming - Northern Beaches Community College

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African Drumming

Course Outline:

Come down for an African style boogie and bang your lil’ heart out to the primal grooves of ancient tribal African rhythms on crackin’ African djembe drums. During this
4 week introductory class you'll learn different African djembe patterns and feel the way the parts
groove with each other under the direction of an experienced teacher and facilitator. Learn how to
use the drum as a bridge from your monkey mind to the spaciousness within. Practice
mindfulness, or rather mind-emptiness as you learn simple rhythms on a drum and enter the
gateway into the timeless, flow space. Build confidence, technique and etiquette. Enjoy an open
jam session for free expression at the end. Be surprised by what you learn in a small amount of

Please note classes held at the Tramshed need to be cancelled with the council if numbers not met 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO WORKSHOP DATES due to council requirements. Please book well in advance of this to avoid disappointment."

Sorry, No Concessions

Please Bring:

BYO drum or hire one for $20. Please book drum hire at:

For more info contact

Hire payable to tutor on the day.

About the Tutor

Hi there, I’m Sal & I’ve had the pleasure of teaching & performing African Drumming (Djembe) since 2007. I played the djembe as a hobby for some years and followed an exciting evolution from attending classes (just like this one!) to performing live, teaching and facilitating classes. I’ve taught at various community colleges and schools throughout Sydney, run Women’s sacred drumming circles and am part of a performance troupe which performs at both community & private events. I enjoy teaching African drumming immensely as it is such a unique modality which transcends age, race, sex, religion and preconceived notions of musicality and ability. It brings people from all walks of life together regardless of whether they have ever touched a musical instrument before, to create music - in the moment, to be - in the moment and to enjoy those moments in the spirit of sacred shared community space which is more important right now then we have ever known. “United we conquer, divided we fall.” - Aesop.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.