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Christmas Voucher Winter Special Offer 7 GDC Djembe Workshops





Yes I want to give the gift of Riddim this Christmas. Take me to the form!

with a Glasgow Drum Circle Winter Voucher!

You can now book a seven workshop package of tuition on African Djembe at the Glasgow Drum Circle. Hone your djembe skills learning to play lots of exciting traditional rhythms in a group session.

Suitable for beginner to intermediate level.

7 workshops – £50

Package includes:

  • seven, three hour sessions in group play
  • make your djembe sound – bass, tone & slap
  • learn traditional patterns for djembe
  • lets groove baby
  • call and response
  • learn simple solo rudiments and a solo in group play
  • Playing in an arrangement
  • sing songOffer only last through Winter  must be used up by Spring.
    [Wednesday  21st March 2018]CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED SO BOOK NOW


To acquire your 7 session voucher eMail  info@glasgowdrumcircle.org   

or use our form <<HERE>>
Payment is made by bank transfer – our account details will be mailed out to you.

Venue: Wellington Church [ G12 8LE]  Every Wednesday Time: 7pm-10pm Fist workshop starts January 17th 2018

wear comfortable clothing and bring juice and snack.
see website for updates

W.A.M. Project Up-date March 2016



The West African Music Project is in full swing with new members learning both djembe and dun duns. We have four rhythm sets to learn and each with it’s own arrangement, where students get a chance to show what they have learned and play together as  group.

It has been  very exciting time learning about the origins of these rhythms and the people who first played them and the context that they were played in. In Africa, it appears that no rhythm is ever played for no reason as there is a long tradition of ritual and ceremony associated with each one such as a “coming of age” ceremony or harvest ritual.

We went though quite a few versions of arrangements and drum patterns  before we were sure we had the “authentic”  one. Thanks to all our friends and fellow teachers who helped with the research.
The video and booklet tuition aids are almost ready with only 3 live performances of our arrangements to film.  Student have been working hard learning the notation system and working with the material,  which has been specially adapted for beginners.

We will soon be able to offer this complete system for learning to all our new members, for them to use in their study and practice it home.

This will certainly help make more confident drummers and allow us to expand our teaching of new material in the future.