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United Kingdom Drum Teachers
Drum Circles

BRIDPORT, DORSET BRISTOL COUNTRY GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY

Peter Batty

Vidley Cottage, Bridge St., Netherbury
Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5LS
Tel: +44 (0) 1308 488740
Fax: +44 (0) 1308 488740

Email:

Style of drumming: W African
Other percussion instruments taught: kpanlogo, sabar, Doundoun
Fees: £15 (UKP) per hr individual sessions
£25 (UKP) per hr groups
Comments: Workshops run under the name "Skin to Skin"

Ben Asare

Bristol, Country : UK
Tel: +44(0117)9354132
Web Site
Style of drumming : African
Other percussion instruments taught :
Anything he's got in shop (see below)
Fees: 45 pounds per person/per 10 week. Roughly 15 people per group
Comments : Ben imports drums from Ghana (Ghana Goods) and so he brings a wide variety of instruments to his classes (djembes, kpanlogos, bougarabous, marimbas, djun-djuns, bells, shakers ...). You can therefore have a go at different types of drums and techniques. His classes cover :- beginners- intermediate - performance group - marimba - kpanlogo dance (by his wife who is ghanean)
For more info on drum teachers (and drumming in general) in the UK, have a look at the excellent Drum Call page maintained by Peter Batty :
WEB

African drum services
Bristol/Bath
Tel: 07908 514554

Email
WEB
Teaching djembe, dunun and percussion
Experienced african trained percussionist for nationwide workshops with schools, drumgroups and 250 person plus corporate events. The emphasis is on traditional West African rhythms from beginner to advanced levels. Patient and friendly approach. Also drum sales, performance and repairs.
 

Godfrey and Jenny Mensah
Stark Hill, Edge, Stroud,
Gloucestershire County : UK
Tel: +44(0) 1452 812983
Email Dave Eckarsall
Style of drumming : Traditional Ghanian and Pan African. Also Ewe drumming and rhythms.
Other percussion instruments taught : Kpanlogo, Djembe, Bells, Shakers, etc.
Fees: Godfrey £15 per hour individual session, Jenny £12 per hour
individual
Regular Group Sessions on Monday nights £4
Comments : Godfrey is a Master Drummer from Ghana who can teach all the
above plus Master Drum Language from Ghana. Both Godfrey and Jenny teach
African Dance also and can provide private residential tuition. They run
classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Phone for details.

HASTINGS
CORNWALL DEVON LONDON
Vincent Salzfaas
Hastings  East Sussex  England
Tel: 01424436766
Email
Web
Monday eve.   Hastings, 5 pounds,   7 to 9 pm
Russia
bookarabou,djembe,saba.
beginners to advanced hands on, some drums available
drop in possible but tel first
resume     teaching for 20 years performing with drum troupes and dancers for
15 years, latest cd 'no grey matter' by exwiseheads
Amanda Pickering
BoumBoum Drum Workshops

Penzance, Cornwall, UK

PHONE: 01736 350469/07751 786315 
EMAIL contact:
WEB:
Class Schedule, Location & Fees: Tuesdays termly, Workers Educational Association Truro, contact them on
or ring 01872 320036 for details; Thursdays 7-9.00pm at  Humphry Davy School, Penzance. Also regular weekend workshops, contact WEA for information.
STYLE OF DRUM: djembe and dundun beginners, intermediate, advanced
Description of Drum Classes: community classes open to all comers, with the chance to develop technique, solo and performance skills. Fledgling performance group Buudu based in Penzance.

Resumé of teacher: I’ve been studying and performing West African drumming for the past 12 years, especially Malinke and Mandinka traditions. Have trained with some of the greats, including Mamady Keita, Famoudou Konate, Sekou Keita, and in the UK, Germany, the Gambia and Senegal. Always more to learn, I love this music! As a teacher I’ve worked extensively in Music Services, schools and community settings and take groups across to West Africa to study from the source.

 

John Walter
DrumCrazy
1 Magdalene Close,
Totnes, Devon,UK, TQ95TQ
Tel +44(0)1803 864538
Web

Email
Style of Drumming:
West African Influenced drumcircles but like to blur the boundaries and mix in influences.
We work throughout the South West in schools, conferences, community events.
Regular Drumcircle Tuesday 5.30 to 9.00 in Plymouth, Adult Education Rates.
Malo Sonko 
call Laurie
 
00 44 7720 705 357 to obtain booking information.
Web Site
Email

 Class Schedule, Location & Fees: OPEN TO ALL WHEN? monthly day workshops or one to one tuition WHERE? South East London TRANSPORT? 5mn from London Bridge

Teachers Country of Origin and Village: Abene, Casamance, Senegal
STYLE OF DRUMS: djembe, dun dun, seourouba, talking drum, bougarabou
Description of Drum Classes:

You will learn traditional rhythms as well as songs from Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Mali. Malo will give you background information on which occasion the rhythm is played and even show you a few of the steps danced on this particular rhythm.
Resumé of teacher: Malo Sonko grew up in a Mandinka family of musicians. He started performing from the age of 10 and founded his own performance ballet troupe. Malo has a wide experience in hosting workshops for adults and children in his village and in Europe and delivers accurate teaching in a relaxed atmosphere.

Happy, if you could upload this info I would be most grateful.

Drum on!

Many thanks for all your hard work in creating and fostering an international drumming community.

Laurie Sonko-Marie
http://www.alnaniking.co.uk
Tel: 07720 705 357
alnaniking uk - towards a better knowledge of west african arts

 

Lu Predere
15 Vicarage Gardens, London, UK,  W8 4AH
tel: 07881 431 892
Class held every Wednesday from 7:30 till 9:30 At Hammersmith Emerald Centre II, right next to Hammersmith tube station(metropolitan line), Class is £7.50 for the two hours. drum hire available.
style of drum: Djembe, Doun-Doun, and Gongoma
Description of class: Well I have been attending Lu's class for just over a year or so now and having studied under other drum teachers, i can honestly say that Lu is an excellent bridge between -the western school of thought in concept of music, and- the spirit and truth of African music. 
1)The class begins with warm up of whatever rhythms one feels and hears in the collective sound,.(for new comers, the basics of drum handling and playing is explained)
2) A set of accompaniments are taught.-this is then played collectively in a rota whilst advanced members of the group playes solo parts on a rota.
Where appropriate, the roots/background and also the 'feel' of the music is discussed afterwards and any questions are answered at this point.
3)15 minute break
4)repeat of 2) with a different set of accompaniments. and again Q&A.
5)most of the beginners leave at this point (9:30) and the more advanced drummers stays on for maybe an extra hour or so to play on and experiment -with guidance from Lu.
 
15 years experience with jembe, drum & gongoma maker, very experienced teacher.




 

STAFFORDSHIRE SOUTH HAMPTON NORFOLK LANCASHIRE
David Woolley
200 Boothen Old Road
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 4EZ
ENGLAND
Tel: 01782 747879

David worked with Maitre Samsou, aka Almami Kamara, Salfou Sylla and Sekou Kompo in the Gambia, West Africa, researching and rehearsing with a newly formed African Ballet Troupe--Joliba, he also travelled to Guinea Conakry to further his studies.

see www.joliba-drums.co.uk

please contact me for details of our workshops and projects as they are forever changing.
 
Kwame Bakoji-Hume     5 Fishers Road, Eling, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9JB, UK
PHONE 02380 864 954
EMAIL contact 
WEB                                 
Class Schedule, Location & Fees:  A range of classes for individuals and groups across Hampshire.
Teachers Country of Origin and Village:      Ghana

 

Rhythmus and beats from Ghana West Africa for beginners, intermediate and advanced – contact for details of an event or class near you.

 
DRUE ( ANDREW RIGG )
5 CAMBERLEY RD
NORWICH
NORFOLK
NR4 6SJ
UK , ENGLAND
01603 457393
PRIVATE / GROUP / CLASSES / PERFORMANCES / RECORDING SESSIONS
FEES VARY        PRIVATE £15 PER HR
 
WORK WITH ZIMBABWEAN BAND
ANNA MUDEKA & SVIKIRO
AVAILABLE FOR PERFORMANCES & TUITION IN
SONG , DANCE & MUSIC OF ZIMBABWE
ANNA WAS BORN IN ZIMBABWE & IS EX THOMAS MAPFUMO AS WELL AS WORKED WITH THE LATE GREAT EPHAT MUJURU
& BRAZILIAN DANCE TUTOR AQUELINE SIEG SANTANA
AVAILABLE FOR TUITION IN HISTORY & DANCE OF BRAZIL AQUELINE WAS BORN IN SALVADOR BRAZIL
 
I WAS BORN IN NOTTINGHAM UK ENGLAND
 
I TEACH / PERFORM
DRUM KIT / DJEMBE & RELATED PERCUSSIONS / CONGAS / DARABUKA & RELATED PERCUSSIONS / NGOMA & BUTONGA DRUMS / DIDGERIDOO
 
I HAVE 16YRS PLAYING & TEACHING EXPERIENCE FROM 11YRS OLD IN STYLES RANGING FROM JAZZ / PUNK TOO AFRICAN / UK FOLK INCLUDING LATIN , CHIMURENGA & TECHNO , I LIKE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC & FUSIONS BUT I HAVE A REAL LOVE OF TRADITIONAL WORLD FOLK MUSIC ESPECIALLY INDIAN , AFRICAN & IRISH .
 
I HAVE TAUGHT & PERFORMED ALL OVER THE UK & CATER FOR SCHOOLS , SPECIAL NEEDS , TEACHER TRAINING & 1ON1 , I AM A SESSION MUSICIAN AVAILABLE FOR PERFORMANCES & RECORDING SESSIONS AS WELL AS WORKING WITH MY REGULAR GROUP SVIKIRO & AQUELINE SIEG SANTANA
 
JAH LOVE PEACE & GLOBAL UNITY DRUE BATAFOLA
Kath Rimmer
ADDRESS: Whalley, Ribble Valley, Lancashire
 England / UK
PHONE - 07973 197676
EMAIL contact -
Class Schedule, Location & Fees: Beginners African Drumming - 6.30 - 7.30. Improvers 7.30 - 9.30 Monday nights at The Station House - Whalley. Fees -
Beginners £35 per term Improvers £50 per term
Teachers Country of Origin and Village: Teacher - UK
STYLE OF DRUM: Djembe.
Description of Drum Classes: Basic class for beginners, simple African patterns with Dun's and percussion. Improvers - For those with a good basic knowledge of African Drumming, this class stretches your abilities. We also do the odd public performance!

Resumé of teacher: I have studied African drumming for the past 7 years, and recently started doing drum circle facilitation as well. I have had some excellent teachers, and attend workshops when ever I can. Not studied in Africa as yet! (that's why I take the beginners class!) and boy am I enthusiastic!!!
 
 

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