African Drumming Calendar 2018

January

Summer Jam: January 7th

African Drumming is kicking off the New Year with a HUGE Summer Jam by the beach in St Kilda. All are welcome to join in the fun with no limit on ages and levels.

Where: Catani Gardens, St Kilda
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Community Classes Cycle 1: January 16th

Our classes run in 6 week cycles in 3 locations across Melbourne:

Camberwell: Palace Hotel (Upstairs), 893 Burke Road, Camberwell VIC 3124
Every Tuesday:
Beginners: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Hampton Park: Hampton Park Community House, 20 Stuart Ave, Hampton Park VIC 3976
Every Wednesday: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

St Kilda: African Drumming 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda
Beginners: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

February

Speciality Dun Class With Bouba: February 3rd 

Calling upper level, experienced dun players!
Bouba is going to put you through your paces with this special one-off 2.5hr class.

Time: 1.30pm-4pm
Location: African Drumming. 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda

Purchase your ticket to the class here.

Drum Making Workshop: February 10th  

Join our experienced drum maker Bruno for a hands-on journey into drum building and walk away with your own brand new African Drum – personally customised with all your favourite features.

Time: 11am-3pm
Location: African Drumming. 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda

Bookings: Email us on [email protected]u or call (03)95253073

Summer Retreat: February 16th-18th 

Our weekend Summer Retreat offers drum classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels with special guests!
Located at the beautiful great Otway national park

Book your spot now!

Summer Drum Jam #2: February 25th

Get ready for African Drumming’s second Summer Drum Jam by the beach in St Kilda. All are welcome to join in the fun with no limit on ages or level. 

Where: Catani Gardens, St Kilda
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Community Classes Cycle 2: February 27th

Our classes run in 6 week cycles in 3 locations across Melbourne:

Camberwell: Palace Hotel (Upstairs), 893 Burke Road, Camberwell VIC 3124
Every Tuesday:
Beginners: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Hampton Park: Hampton Park Community House, 20 Stuart Ave, Hampton Park VIC 3976
Every Wednesday: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

St Kilda: African Drumming 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda
Beginners: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

March

WOMADelaide: March 9-12th

One of Australia’s favourite outdoor festivals featuring music, arts, dance & culinary delights from across the globe.

We love being part of WOMAD and will be setting up a stall at the festival again this year. If you happen to go, look for us!

PD Workshop: Songs & Rhythm for early learners March 24th

Alena Schneider presents a 2-hour Teachers PD at African Drumming’s St.Kilda Studio.
This is part of 3 fun and accessible sessions to explore songs, rhythms and instruments for Kinder and early Primary level students.

Theme: Rhythm games

Time: 10.30pm-12.30pm

April

Community Classes Cycle 3: April 10th 

Our classes run in 6 week cycles in 3 locations across Melbourne:

Camberwell: Palace Hotel (Upstairs), 893 Burke Road, Camberwell VIC 3124
Every Tuesday:
Beginners: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Hampton Park: Hampton Park Community House, 20 Stuart Ave, Hampton Park VIC 3976
Every Wednesday: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

St Kilda: African Drumming 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda
Beginners: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

May

Melbourne Teacher Training: May 5th- 6th
Brisbane Teacher Training: May 19th- 20th

Level 1 & 2 Teacher Training course. Whether you are a primary or high school teacher, professional facilitator, youth worker or therapist, this course will give you the road-ready skills and resources you need to run successful drumming sessions – no prior musical experience needed

Ballarat Regional Tour: May 7th- May 11th 

We will be touring the area of Ballarat, offering workshops and performances throughout the region.
Contact us if you would like us to visit you.

Bali Drum Camp: May 20th- 30th

Our 9th annual Bali Drum Camp. Hone your skills in West African music in the relaxing backdrop of Bali.
Find out more here!

Community Classes Cycle 4: May 22nd

Our classes run in 6 week cycles in 3 locations across Melbourne:

Camberwell: Palace Hotel (Upstairs), 893 Burke Road, Camberwell VIC 3124
Every Tuesday:
Beginners: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Hampton Park: Hampton Park Community House, 20 Stuart Ave, Hampton Park VIC 3976
Every Wednesday: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

St Kilda: African Drumming, 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda
Beginners: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Shepparton Regional Tour: May 21st – 25th

We will be touring the area of Shepparton, offering workshops and performances throughout the region.
Contact us if you would like us to visit you.

June

Sydney Teacher Training Level 1 & 2: June 2nd-3rd 

Level 1 & 2 Teacher Training course. Whether you are a primary or high school teacher, professional facilitator, youth worker or therapist, this course will give you the road-ready skills and resources you need to run successful drumming sessions – no prior musical experience needed

Maryborough Regional Tour: June 4th- 8th

We will be touring the Maryborough area,  offering workshops and performances throughout the region.
Contact us if you would like us to visit you.

North East Regional Tour: June 18th- 22nd

We will be touring the North East area of Victoria, offering workshops and performances around Yarrawonga/Albury/Wodonga and surroundings.
Contact us if you would like us to visit you

PD Workshop: Songs & Rhythm for early learners June 23rd

Alena Schneider presents a 2-hour Teachers PD at African Drumming’s St.Kilda Studio.
This is part of 3 fun and accessible sessions to explore songs, rhythms and instruments for Kinder and early Primary level students.

Theme: African songs
Time: 10.30pm-12.30pm

Adelaide Teacher Training Level 1 & 2: June 23rd- 24th

Whether you are a primary or high school teacher, professional facilitator, youth worker or therapist, this course will give you the road-ready skills and resources you need to run successful drumming sessions – no prior musical experience needed

July

Community Classes Cycle 5: July 3rd

Our classes run in 6 week cycles in 3 locations across Melbourne:

Camberwell: Palace Hotel (Upstairs), 893 Burke Road, Camberwell VIC 3124
Every Tuesday:
Beginners: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Hampton Park: Hampton Park Community House, 20 Stuart Ave, Hampton Park VIC 3976
Every Wednesday: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

St Kilda: African Drumming 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda
Beginners: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Perth Teacher Training Level 1 & 2: July 21st- 22nd

Whether you are a primary or high school teacher, professional facilitator, youth worker or therapist, this course will give you the road-ready skills and resources you need to run successful drumming sessions – no prior musical experience needed

The Big Drum: July 28th-29th

Our second year of “The Big Drum – World Percussion Extravaganza”
Rhythm Lovers unite for one huge weekend showcasing myriad musical genres from around the globe.

Location: Bakehouse Studios – 27 – 29 Hoddle St, Richmond VIC

August

Community Classes Cycle 6: August 14th

Our classes run in 6 week cycles in 3 locations across Melbourne:

Camberwell: Palace Hotel (Upstairs), 893 Burke Road, Camberwell VIC 3124
Every Tuesday:
Beginners: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Hampton Park: Hampton Park Community House, 20 Stuart Ave, Hampton Park VIC 3976
Every Wednesday: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

St Kilda: African Drumming 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda
Beginners: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

PD Workshop: Songs & Rhythm for early learners August 18th

Alena Schneider presents a 2-hour Teachers PD at African Drumming’s St.Kilda Studio.
This is part of 3 fun and accessible sessions to explore songs, rhythms and instruments for Kinder and early Primary level students.

Theme: African tuned percussion.
Time: 10.30pm-12.30pm

Far North Regional Tour: August 28th – September 1st

We will be touring the Far North area of Victoria, offering workshops and performances around Mildura/Ouyen/Warracknabeal/Hopetoun and surroundings.
Contact us if you would like us to visit you.

September

Community Classes Cycle 7: September 25th

Our classes run in 6 week cycles in 3 locations across Melbourne:

Camberwell: Palace Hotel (Upstairs), 893 Burke Road, Camberwell VIC 3124
Every Tuesday:
Beginners: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Hampton Park: Hampton Park Community House, 20 Stuart Ave, Hampton Park VIC 3976
Every Wednesday: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

St Kilda: African Drumming 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda
Beginners: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

October

Spring Retreat: October 5th- 7th

Our weekend Summer Retreat offers drum classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels with special guests!
Located at the beautiful great Otway national park

Book your spot now!


Teacher Training Melbourne: October 27th- 28th 

Level 1 & 2 Teacher Training course. Whether you are a primary or high school teacher, professional facilitator, youth worker or therapist, this course will give you the road-ready skills and resources you need to run successful drumming sessions – no prior musical experience needed

November

Community Classes Cycle 8: November 6th

Our classes run in 6 week cycles in 3 locations across Melbourne:

Camberwell: Palace Hotel (Upstairs), 893 Burke Road, Camberwell VIC 3124
Every Tuesday:
Beginners: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Hampton Park: Hampton Park Community House, 20 Stuart Ave, Hampton Park VIC 3976
Every Wednesday: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

St Kilda: African Drumming 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda
Beginners: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Intermediates: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

December

Tribalism: December 15th

The final tribalism performance for the year. This event will showcase the community classes run by African Drumming across Melbourne. Come join us for the biggest party of the year!

Location: Catani Gardens, St.Kilda VIC
Time: from 2.30pm