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.

Richmond Classes

Classes for Beginners at the beautiful Bakehouse Studio

More St. Kilda Classes

Advanced and Performance classes. Contact us for more info.

2019 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 15th or January 22nd
Cycle #2 – Join our classes on February 26th or March 5th
Cycle #3 – Join our classes on April 9th or April 16th
Cycle #4 – Join our classes on May 21st or May 28th
Cycle #5 – Join our classes on July 2nd or July 9th
Cycle #6 – Join our classes on August 13th or August 20th
Cycle #7 –  Join our classes on September 24th or October 1st
Cycle #8 – Join our classes on November 5th or November 12th

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?