African Drumming One Day Workshop - Northern Beaches Community College

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African Drumming One Day Workshop

Course Outline

Bust out of the covid blues! 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. You'll learn a multi-layered African rhythm 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
time. This class involves a 30 min break to rest your hands halfway, please bring a snack or some lunch.  

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

What to Bring:

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

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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. fb/insta MedicineWomanDrumming.

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

Course testimonials:

  • Excellent course and a lot of fun. Sal is a great teacher and we were all drumming in no time. Definitely recommend this course!
  • I enjoyed the whole experience and I would love to do another course with Sal. Thank you
  • WOW what a great class and an awesome trainer. We need more of these classes and a Six week class during a week night would be so popular.
  • I enjoyed learning a new skill and meeting like minded ladies.
  • Sal is a really great teacher. She was able to help everyone feel confident and relaxed about learning a new skill. After only a few hours tuition, I went away with a real feeling of accomplishment.
  • Sal is an excellent teacher!