Learn to play African drums

African drumming evening classes in sheffield

Are you interested in experiencing the excitement, vitality and amazing sound of African Drumming?

We run weekly classes in African Drumming suitable for absolute beginners, intermediates and advanced.

In the class you will discover:

  • The beautiful rhythms of the West African djembe drum
  • A great way to unwind and meet new people
  • A new way to unwind and have fun!

The weekly classes take place on Thursday evenings at:

The Sheffield Transport Club, Greenhill Main Rd, Meadowhead, Sheffield, S8 7RH

View map here.

(Please note - if using a sat nav, key in the street name, instead of post code, as post code takes you to a Cul de Sac access road from venue.) 

All drums are provided!

Class Sessions:
There are two sessions. You can attend one or both.

19:15-20:15 Easy Grooves
This session is ideally suited for absolute beginners and those who have dabbled in drumming. It provides accessible rhythms while providing help with hand drumming technique and coordination.
Easy Grooves is also a good warm up session for anyone wishing to attend the Advanced Beats session.  It allows these people to practise their tone and slap technique as well as starting with some easy patterns to get into an energised, relaxed state of mind. Suitable for younger drummers (aged 10+) as well as adults. Why not come as a family?

20:30-21:30 Advanced Beats
This session is designed for intermediate and advanced drummers who are already pretty familiar with the djembe or dundun drums and wish to take things a little further. During this session, we specifically explore djembe rhythms from Mali and Guinea Conakry in West Africa. The session includes playing the dundun bass drums which nearly always accompany djembes and provide the defining groove behind any djembe rhythm ensemble.

Which session would suit me best?  If you are unsure, get in touch with us.

Prices:
£5 - Easy Grooves
£6 – Advanced Beats
£8 – Both sessions

5 Session Blocks
Pay in advance for 5 sessions at a discounted rate and attend any 5 classes within a 2 month period. 

£20 = 5 x Easy Groove sessions
£25 = 5 x Advanced Beats sessions
£35 = 5 x Both sessions

How to book and how to pay

Individual Sessions
If you are paying for individual sessions, no advance payment is required and you can pay on the door.
However please contact us in advance to tell us you are coming, so we can ensure there is a place booked for you – places on the class are limited. You can also pay for the session by bacs if this is more convenient and will provide our bank details when we hear from you. 
Email: steve@unbeatable-energy.co.uk or text 0781 0406 501 (latest booking time 18:00 on a Thursday evening).

5 Session Block Options
Contact us to receive our Bank Account number and Sort Code in order to make a bacs or online bank payment.

Or send a cheque made out to Unbeatable Energy Ltd to No. 1 Chancet Wood Rise, Sheffield S8 7TT
Or pay by cash or cheque at the class.

Watch to see what can be achieved after 10 weeks!

 

private parties

Looking for private parties instead? Drumming and Boomwhacker workshops are perfect for any party or function.