Our community classes will give you the opportunity to develop your drumming technique and your understanding of the fundamentals of African music in a joy-filled community atmosphere.
Classes are based on ancient rhythms and songs from the cultures of Mali and Burkina Faso. Over the duration of six weeks you will learn a complete arrangement and be introduced to methods of expanding in the music with your own phrasing through exercises designed to develop greater dexterity and musical understanding.
UPCOMING CLASSES IN VICTORIA
DJEMBE ON THE MOUNTAIN, BELGRAVE
Join our community of drummers at Ananda Yoga in Belgrave! People of all levels are invited to join our six-weekly class cycles, and drums will be provided for those who need one. Classes are held at 6.30-8pm every Friday night. 3 or 6-class passes are available, valid for the duration of your chosen course. If you choose the 3-class pass, you may join in any of the six classes of a single course. 3-class passes are $75, and 6-class passes are $135. All class payments must be finalised through bank transfer before the commencement of the first class. Bookings are necessary and can be made by contacting us along with any further enquiries.
July 30th - September 3rd
DUNDUN (BASS DRUM) CLASSES
The DunDun drums form the foundation of any West African drum arrangement. Learning the accompaniment they express, therefore, is an essential part of studying any traditional rhythm. Each course includes the opportunity to attend three traditional DunDun classes focussed on the main rhythm for that cycle. DunDun classes must be booked separately, and are $15 for Djembe players. Classes will be held from 8.15pm-9.15pm on weeks two, four and six of the cycle.
UPCOMING DUNDUN CLASSES: