African Drumming Evening Classes

Experience the vitality and creative freedom of playing African drums with Unbeatable Energy's evening classes. 


African Drumming Evening Classes

Experience the vitality and creative freedom of playing African drums with Unbeatable Energy's evening classes. 

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?

If so, why not come to our Thursday evening classes at the Union Street venue in Sheffield City Centre.

In the class you will discover:

  • A brilliant way to exercise, energise and feel invigorated!

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

PLUS - African Drumming is the perfect remedy to beat the winter blues!


'Union Street' (name of venue), 18-20 Union Street, Sheffield S1 2SH


Every Thursday evening

Easy Grooves Class – 19:30-20:40 

Easy beats for beginners, warm up session for advanced.

Advanced Beats Class – 20:50-21:50

New attendees to this session by invite only

All drums are provided!

About the ‘Easy Grooves’ Class:

This class is suitable for beginners and as a warm up for more experienced players. In this session we explore the basic sounds on djembe starting with the ‘bass’ (middle of the drum), the ‘tone’ (side of the drum) and finally ‘slap’. After some initial work on technique, we explore djembe rhythms from Guinea Conakry, Senegal and Mali in West Africa. For the next few weeks we will explore a rhythm from Guinea Conakry called Musolu – a buzzing rhythm with a rich, funky sound!

There is a common and healthy mix of abilities in the Easy Grooves Class. We plan the material for Easy Grooves so  there is something for everyone’s level - easy, accessible parts for complete beginners and more challenging parts for experienced players.

About the ‘Advanced Beats’ Class: 

This class explores traditional solos for djembe and the dunduns and assumes you already have a few years’ experience of regular djembe playing. If you are new to the class and would like to discuss whether this session is suitable for you, please feel free to contact Steve Rivers to discuss.

Age suitability

Sessions are suitable for adults and young people aged 12+.  (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.)

How much?

Attend Easy Grooves: £8 per session (pay as you go)

Attend Easy Grooves + Advanced Beats: £10 per session (pay as you go)

Block Deal – Save by purchasing 6 sessions to use within an 8 week period:

  • 6 x Easy Grooves: £39 (only £6.50 per session)
  • 6 x Easy Grooves and Advanced Beats: £51 (only £8.50 per session)  

How to pay:

Pay by cash or cheque on the night,


contact us to receive our bank details to pay by bacs.

Post cheques made out to 'Unbeatable Energy' to 1 Chancet Wood Rise, Sheffield S8 7TT

How to book a place on a class:

Email or text us on 0781 0406 501 to let us know you are attending on any given week. We anticipate some evenings will be well subscribed so we can unfortunately never guarantee you will have a place if you just turn up without informing us beforehand.

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.