Take a 6-week cycle and learn to play djembe – no experience needed.

Our friendly classes run across Melbourne at Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced levels
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St. Kilda Classes

Classes for Beginner level and Intermediate students.

More St. Kilda Classes

Advanced and Performance classes. Contact us for more info.

2020 St Kilda Class Cycles

You can join the 1st or 2nd week of a 6 week class cycle to maximise your enjoyment and learning experience. If you miss both the 1st & 2nd week, we recommend joining the following cycle.

Cycle #1 – Join our classes on January 14th or January 21st
Cycle #2 – Join our classes on February 25th or March 3rd
Cycle #3 – Join our classes on April 7th or April 14th
Cycle #4 – Join our classes on May 19th or May 26th
Cycle #5 – Join our classes on June 30th or July 7th
Cycle #6 – Join our classes on August 11th or August 18th
Cycle #7 –  Join our classes on September 22nd or September 29th
Cycle #8 – Join our classes on November 3rd or November 10th

We have classes for every level. Whether you’ve never played an instrument before or you’re already active in the scene, we have a drum class for you. Just about anyone can learn to play the djembe. The learning curve is somewhat different to other instruments – it’s easy to pick up but difficult to master! all of our students receive a student card which provides discount rates on a range of our products.

You can find more about our benefits for our students here.

If you’ve always wanted to drum then come to one of our welcoming classes.


How do I pronounce the word djembe?
Jem-bay ?

What can I expect at my first class?
A friendly teacher, your drum for the class, and a rhythm or two waiting to be mastered.

Do I need any previous experience or a musical background?
No! The djembe is very easy to learn with a learning curve that favours beginners.

How are your drum classes structured?
Our djembe classes run in 6 week cycles and it’s best to start in the first or second week. After 6 weeks you’ll be a part of your classes ensemble with the chance to perform at Tribalism, our student performance night.

What support does the AD School of Djembe offer to students?
So glad you asked; check out our Student Resources section.

Do I need to bring a drum along?
Only if you want to! Djembes are provided as part of the class.

What do I bring?
Just a smile. We’d recommend bringing your phone or a recording device to record what you need to learn at the end of the class. Share your footage on facebook to help out the rest of your class!

Can I play bongos/congas/a different drum?
Our classes are for djembes; sorry, other drums aren’t suitable.

What age-group are the classes suitable for?