Our aim is to connect people with West African music and teach them how to play in a supported environment.


Each class group has it’s own facebook group where students and teachers post material, videos and otherwise chat about goings on. It’s the best place for you to post any recording from class so that everyone knows what to practice! We also post information about upcoming workshops, retreats and specials. When you come to class, ask your teacher to invite you to the group. Like our main African Drumming page to keep your finger on the beat.

Learning Resources

The African Drumming Instructional Pack

A booklet and 3 CD set which break down rhythms set-by-step so that you can learn full arrangements. The Pack boasts a lifetimes worth of material. Now in its third edition, the Pack has been expanded and reformatted. The rhythms covered here are popular in our School of Djembe, so it’s a great way to pick up some rhythms which are in common circulation.

Student Handbook – Digital Edition

So, you’ve completed a class and you loved it. Where do you go from here? That’s where the Student Handbook comes in: we’ve created it to give you a guide to the fundamentals. Available here.
Includes info on:
What a Djembe is
Finding Your Sounds & Technique Guidance
Community Connections

Students: Hire & Rent-to-Own Djembes

We offer hire drums to all of our students to help your practice.
Rental fee: $20 per week.

In the highly likely event that you fall in love with your djembe, we can help make it official with our Rent to Own plan. If you decide to buy the drum you’ve been renting, we’ll deduct the amount you’ve paid in hire fees from the total cost of the drum. We’ll keep your credit from the hire for up to 6 weeks after the last class you’ve attended.
Drums from our Second Hand, Indo series, and Ghana Series, are available for pick up from our St Kilda Studio.

Student Discounts and Perks

All of our students receive a student card, which entitles them to a 10% discount at our shop.
We also offer ongoing support and advice, and personal guidance in choosing a drum tailored to your needs.

How to tune your djembe