Group classes are a great place, to not only learn a new skill, but also to make friends and just have lots of FUN! Our experienced teachers will teach you everything from basic techniques to complete rhythmic pieces, giving you the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments including djembe, ‘dunduns’ (kenkeni, sangban, dununba) and African bells.
We mainly play traditional West African rhythms and learn the occasional accompanying song, although we also make some time for some free play and developing solo techniques. Everyone from beginners to more seasoned drummers are welcome to join in.
Where and When
Weekly classes take place every Wednesday throughout the year (with the exception of Christmas & New Year) from 7pm – 10pm at Wellington Church, 77 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow.
Please contact us before coming along to ensure we have a drum available for you. Alternatively, if you have your own djembe drum please feel free to bring it with you.
There are three payment options available to people who want to join the Drum Circle. All prices are inclusive of drum hire during class (subject to availability)
1) Pay-as-you-go: £10 per class (or £7.50 concession)
Concessions are available for students or non-workers
2) Learn a New Rhythm: £50 for block of 6
Our experienced teachers take around 6 weeks to teach a full class a complete new rhythm. This includes introductions, breaks, patterns and solos for the djembe as well as dundun & bell patterns. At the end of the 6 week block, you can expect to leave able to play the complete rhythm on all the African drums.
Our current rhythm is “Lolo” which is being taught by Fif Cook. The next new block will start on 17 September 2018
3) 6 Month Membership: £200 for 6 months of drum tuition
Membership opens at the start of a new term. Terms run for 6 months January to June, then June to December. Next membership intake will be January 2019
Members will receive tuition on a range of different drums, extra tuition materials for practising at home, the opportunity to attend residential weekends and to play in performances.
THE GLASGOW DRUM CIRCLE
Adult Beginner and Intermediate Classes
77 Southpark Av,