Please make sure you have this email accessible well before the class.
Our classes run across 6-week cycles
Beginners @6.15pm – 7.45pm AEST
Intermediate @8pm – 9.30pm AEST
If you miss both the 1st & 2nd week, we recommend joining the following cycle
June 30th: first Session of the cycle – anyone can join.
July 7th: 2nd week of the cycle – anyone can join.
July 14th: 3rd week of the cycle – you can join if you participated in the first or second session.
July 21st: 4th week of the cycle – you can join if you participated in the first or second session.
July 28th: 5th week of the cycle – you can join if you participated in the first or second session.
August 4th: 6th week of the cycle – you can join if you participated in the first or second session.
Click here for more information on our community classes
Simply download ZOOM, create a free account, and start the test to check that your audio and video both work.
Testing audio and video
Desktop, laptop or ipad
If you are having issues, you may need to update your webcam drivers. Once you’re logged in, follow these instructions to optimise your Audio for our sessions.
Click the Settings cog in the top right corner of the app’s home screen
Open the Audio tab and click the Advanced button at the bottom right. This will bring up three Audio Processing Options.
There are two background noise suppression options (persistent and intermittent), please disable both of them.
There is one other option: Echo Cancellation. This should be set to Audio.
Before your online class, go into your Zoom app on your smart phone and click on the settings cog at the bottom right of the screen.
Click on Meetings.
Make sure your microphone is always turned on and your video is always turned on.
2020 Class Cycles
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
MEET YOUR TEACHER
Born in Zimbabwe, Mike began his musical life with the rhythms of Southern Africa, practicing a variety of musical disciplines since 1998. In 2015 his passion drifted westward to discover the djembe, and intensified when he moved to Melbourne and continued his learning under Simon Fraser and Bassidi Koné. He regularly performs with fiery ensemble Dunu Teké and spends his practice time developing his understanding of West African rhythm. He believes that music is inside each of us – it’s just a matter of learning how to speak its language.