Maitland 9 Wk Drumming Course w/Benjie (Mondays)

Monday, 11 November 2019

Maitland 9 Wk Drumming Course w/Benjie (Mondays)

6:30 pm until 8:00 pm

Looking to find your rhythm in a fun safe environment … Want to learn African inspired drumming and meet new fun like minded people?

Come and join us for African drumming classes Monday nights 6.30pm – 8pm – EAST MAITLAND

You can join at anytime but we do have a new 9 week round starting 14th October 2019

New term 4 – Oct 14th 2019

“Playing drums and dancing together puts us in touch with a creative force that directly connects us to our own humanity” – Babatunde Olatunji

These dynamic classes will help you learn the art of djembe drumming, relax and experience joy of rhythm. Whether you are a beginner just starting out or advanced level wanting to be pushed to your limit, there is always something more to learn or experience.

MAITLAND – Beginners to Intermediate (Combined)

Each class hosts a full array of djembe, bougarabu, bell and dun dun patterns. If you fancy one instrument over the other let us know.

Beginners – This class will help you get the basics, turning beats into rhythms. The class is a safe and fun learning environment that will support you in your understanding and rhythmical ability. Djembes, Bougarabou’s and dun duns are available to play, so you need not worry about having your own drum (see our gallery to put names to drums). Just come with an open mind, loose clothing and be ready to live!

WHAT RHYTHMS ARE PLAYED? – All rhythms are sourced from West Africa and occasionally fused with inspiration from Australian percussionists.

Ages 14 and up. Drum Hire Available

All our classes are supported by free access to our Youtube Channel.

There’s no pressure but it’s a huge buzz to take the opportunity to perform at local public events such as the Olive Tree Markets.

“Wow, wow, wow. Just home from a Drumming class.

I’d have to say that Benjie is the most genuine, patient and enlightened individual I’ve met in a long time. I think it’s fair to say that I’m the worst and most ‘unco’ drummer he has had to date, yet he was patient and offered genuine support.

If you’re looking for something fun, inclusive and different, give it a go. You won’t be sorry. ”
– Vicki Childs

“Never felt so empowered and enthused what an inspiring soul. Can’t recommend this enough. Everyone should have a shot at finding the beat”
– Lisette Denise

Written by Newcastle Live

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