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African Drumming Classes Central Coast

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If you are looking to find your rhythm, unwind, meet new people, get away or just feel completely liberated then check out what's on with InRhythm in your community. As well as a broad range of regular djembe drumming classes, we also host drum circles, organise special drumming retreats and also regular African djembe drum making workshops where you get to learn the craft of making and repairing djembe drums, or dun duns or (Juns Juns) African bass drums. You can even get to perform art a community gathering or event. Drumming is a great way to feel good, find your soul and meet genuine people. Drumming is for everyone.

Below you'll find info on the following;

  • About Our Courses
  • Profesionally Trained Facilitators
  • Detailed Information
  • Types of Courses
  • Drumming Levels- Beginners, General, Intermediates, Advanced
  • About African Drumming
  • What to Expect
  • Great Editorials

About InRhythm Drumming Workshops & Courses

InRhythm drumming workshops allow you to know and 'feel' the rhythms through a variety of powerful techniques that support the many varied ways we all learn. You'll build confidence whilst exploring the fundamentals of: good groove, technique, etiquette, phrasing, listening & dynamics. There's also facilitated open jams for free expression so you can explore your unique sense of rhythm and enjoy the good vibes of jamming with a big crew of people! At the end of longer courses students can perform at Riddim Fest and other great events! Africa is blessed with 100's of rhythms. We are always introducing new traditional rhythms to keep it fresh! African rhythms feel great to play! It's about groups of people playing a number of rhythmic patterns simultaneously to create beautiful interlocking rhythms! It's community based music making in that you need more than one person to create the whole rhythm...drumming is a great way to meet new friends!

Professionally trained teachers

  • beginners to advanced

  • all learning styles catered for

  • for all adults 15 to 80 years old!

  • learn entire African rhythms & perform at Riddim’ Fest & more!

  • faciltated open jams

  • free parking & public transport

  • free drum hire

  • very social

  • a great workout!

  • free tablature & CD tuition available $10

  • always new rhythms

  • authentic African drums for sale

  • gift vouchers available

Drumming Class Information

  • You'll be guided by professionally trained facilitators allowing you to really find your groove and be completely inspired and uplifted by the power of rhythm!

  • Our drumming workshops allow you to know and 'feel' the rhythms through a variety of powerful techniques that support the many varied ways we all learn.

  • You'll build confidence whilst exploring the fundamentals of: good groove, technique, etiquette, phrasing, listening & dynamics.

  • There's also professionally facilitated open jams for free expression so you can explore your unique sense of rhythm and enjoy the good vibes of jamming with a big crew of people!

  • Every student is invited to perform at many special events such as Riddim Fest!

  • Free drum hire or BYO

  • Easy parking & public transport

  • It's a huge stress release!...Drumming is great for you, lots of fun and an amazing present moment awareness meditation.

  • Receive free tablature. A cd of the entire rhythm is available for purchase.

  • Drumming is very social!...Connect to a huge community of drummers in your local area and all around Australia!

  • Africa is blessed with 100's of rhythms. We are always introducing new traditional rhythms to keep it fresh!

  • Genuine quality African drums for sale including our special " Make your own drum " courses.

  • Gift Vouchers!

Types of Drumming Workshops

We offer the following community drumming courses, workshops and classes. Some are held on week nights others on the weekend. Courses can focus on African drumming , drum circles through to other style of drumming and combinations of drumming and dance...we hope you'll find something for you.

6-8 Week Drumming Courses

You'll learn an entire African Rhythm/s in all its parts (always playing a new rhythm each term) and experience the joy of a professionally facilitated drum circle. You'll also get to perform at the end of the course at the famous RiddimFest. Learn techniques and meet a great & varied community of drummers. Half way through these course we run drum making courses so that if you are inclined you can experience making your drum and have it to play before the end of the course!

Weekend Drumming Workshops

You'll learn all about African rhythms and experience how they feel to play. We'll focus on one rhythm (always offering new rhythms) with all its interlocking patterns that will give you an excellent undetstanding of how group drumming works. You'll also enjoy an exciting facilitated drum circle where you get to find your own sense of rhythm...yes you have it!. Depending on the weekend workshops the focus may be on speical techniques, drumming basics or soloing. So pick the right workshop for you!

Special Drumming Classes

Here we offer a broad range of special workshops that may focus on a particular special guest teacher, a style of drumming, a style of playing or on phrasing/soloing and more etc... These are great workshops as they offer you variety, perspective and a taste of the beautiful and varied world of rhythm. So pick the right workshop for you.

Drumming Levels

Beginners & General

Emphasis:

  • having immense fun!

  • experience feeling rhythm at the same time as understanding rhythm

  • learning to drum in a group of people

  • learning the basic techniques

  • meeting a really varied and warm community of drummers

Intermediate / Advanced

For those who have completed at least one of the general 6-8 week courses

Emphasis:

  • experiencing and understanding polyrhythmic structures and rhythms in different time signatures

  • learning to create simple and complex phrases and solos while playing to rhythmic patterns

  • playing at different tempos

  • working on creating your unique sound of bass, tone and slap

  • preparing for special gigs and festivals and

  • creating your own performance groups with other students

What to expect from the drumming classes

You can expect to be completely welcomed and catered for. We offer workshops for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners, intermediates through to advanced. Our drumming workshops allow you to know and 'feel' the rhythms through a variety of powerful techniques that support the many varied ways we all learn. You'll be introduced to a warm and healthy community of like minded people that will make you feel great! You'll build confidence whilst exploring the fundamentals of: good groove, technique, etiquette, phrasing, listening & dynamics. There's also facilitated open jams for free expression in our workshops so you can explore your unique sense of rhythm and enjoy the good vibes of jamming with a big crew of people! At the end of longer courses students can perform at Riddim' Fest and other great events! Africa is blessed with 100's of rhythms. We are always introducing new traditional rhythms to keep it fresh!

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