Location for week 1 (November 2nd):
Ian Johnson Oval, St Kilda (outside St Kilda Park Primary)
Once you purchase your ticket we’ll send an email with an exact location in the park.
From November 9th onwards, our classes will run at our St Kilda shop
Welcome to our St Kilda Community Djembe Classes!
No walk-ins possible, please reserve your spot in advance 🙂
To comply with government orders, there will be a strict limit of 10 adult students per class.
Please note that due to this limit, we can’t offer a refund if you don’t attend the class.
Our St Kilda classes run across 6-week cycles
Beginners @6.15pm – 7.45pm
Intermediate @8pm – 9.30pm
If you miss both the 1st & 2nd week, we recommend joining the following cycle
November 2nd: first Session of the cycle – anyone can join.
November 9th: 2nd week of the cycle – anyone can join.
November 16th: 3rd week of the cycle – you can join if you participated in the first or second session.
November 23rd: 4th week of the cycle – you can join if you participated in the first or second session.
November 30th: 5th week of the cycle – you can join if you participated in the first or second session.
December 7th: 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
Please note our safety measures in response to COVID-19
We are following strict government guidelines and updating as they change
○ All of our drums will be wiped down and disinfected before each class
○ We will provide hand sanitiser to our students
○ Our teachers will practise safe social distancing
○ We have a strict limit of 10 students per class
Here’s how you can help
○ Face masks are mandatory
○ Sanitise your hands upon entry
○ Please stay in your station and only use the downstairs bathroom
○ Avoid touching your face
○ Cough and sneeze into your elbow and discard of any tissues immediately
○ Practise safe social distancing at all times
○ Students are encouraged to bring their own djembe if they can
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.