Drum Making

Build your own djembe!

Book a drum making session and work alongside our experienced drum makers to craft your own djembe. It’s an experience which will connect you to your drum for life. We’ll guide you through the process step by step at our drum making workshop in St Kilda, where all of our top shelf African djembes are skinned

We’re very flexible in arranging times to fit your schedule

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The Process

drummakingFirst Session (3 – 4 hours)

  1. Select your shell
  2. Choose the skin based on the sound you want
  3. Choose the rope and accent material
  4. Sand, oil and the perfect the shell to your specifications
  5. Rope up and skin the drum, add a handle
  6. Leave to dry and settle

Second Session (1 hour)

  1. Tune the drum & get a quick debrief about care and tuning
  2. Take home and play!

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Rates

We only charge for the cost of the materials – your time with the drum maker is free!  The cost of the drum is largely determined by your choice of shell. Our medium density shells come from Ghana and hardwood shells come from Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Mali

Shell Type                                     Price Range

12″ – 14″   Medium density                       $350 – $450
12″ – 13″   Hardwoods                               $500 – $650

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Bookings and Enquiries

p: 03 9525 3073
e: [email protected]