Djembe Drumming Class for Noobs

With Tom The Pom



1.5 hours Class size 12 to 60     label $40


Get ready to get your groove on- hand drumming is the beginning of music. Djembe is the classic West African drum- we’ll start with the basics and build up to a polyrhythm before long.

Tom has lead drumming workshops over 20 years in seven countries, so you’ll be amazed how soon you’ll be playing some hypnotic beats!

Grab a ticket to Ukulele for Noobs straight after this class for an entire evening of musical adventures!

Please note: This class requires at least eight students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get

    • All fantastic djembe drums will be provided
    • A plethora of dad jokes from Tom (worth the ticket price alone)
What to bring

    • If you’ve got a djembe, bring it! Otherwise just bring your enthusiasm
Location

Work-Shop HQ - 16 Cope Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher
Tom Harding

Tom Harding

5.0 (14)
30k

Tom Harding keeps busy leading workshops in schools and the community, performing in Samba Ninja and Ukulele-Oke, some stuff on TV and whatever sounds good.

His record to date is teaching 1,140 people to drum in two cities in six days!

He believes that music is not a competition, but a game. A game everyone can play and everyone wins.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (1478)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.


health_and_safety
Work-Shop is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
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Banurekha Sriranjan  •  Feb 2021


Tom was fantastic My husband and I loved every bit of it! He made it so much fun and interactive, enjoyed it so much!

Ashley Reynolds  •  Feb 2021


It was such a fun class. Teacher was friendly and helpful with great playful energy. Also clearly very knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

Yuliya Wood  •  Nov 2020


It was great djembe class:) the teacher was great and he had amazing djembe for us to use:) after his class I actually went and bought my own because of how excited I was to learn more about drumming:)

Iris Luo  •  Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Tom is an awesome teacher. We had so much laugh with him. Would love to come back again!

Jocelyn Simons  •  Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended


The class was such good fun from the moment we walked in the door. Tom tailored the class to the student’s abilities and keeps you on your toes with his quick wit and tricky drum beats to make sure you are following. The drums are all hand-strumg by Tom and excellent quality. Highly recommend!

Phil Kurian  •  Feb 2020


Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Tom is an entertaining teacher who really knows his stuff.

My main instrument is classical guitar, however this class was extremely beneficial for learning different rhythms, and how to keep time properly.

Now I want to go out and get a djembe of my own!

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Alice Fu  •  Feb 2020


Great fun. Good hands on session for learning and love how the teacher came up with little chants to learn the beats easier. You don’t even think about it and you are learning. He made quite a lots jokes as well, pretty funny guy.

Esosa Edmonds  •  Feb 2020


Fun, engaging, to the point, overall brilliant. Loved it. There should be more classes just like it.

Susan Hay  •  Feb 2020


The class was brilliant, Tim made it so much fun regardless of your musical prowess or lack of Would highly recommend this class.

Sasha Novacek  •  Feb 2020


Thanks for a brilliant class! Lots of fun, for all abilities, and Tom was very personable. Everyone felt like pros from the start. Now I’m stuck with African drumming rhythms in my head! :)

Belinda Nadile  •  Dec 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fun, enjoyable and entertaining. Lots of laughs and good vibes whilst learning to play in a fully interactive way. Would highly recommend.

Tom  •  Dec 2019


A highly enjoyable experience. Tom is high energy and upbeat and gave us all a great time.

Djembe Drumming Class for Noobs review by Tom

Richard Ho  •  Dec 2019


Tom was great and energetic and very clever in his teaching methods would recommend to anyone interested, might try some of the other classes also

Arabella Vaughan  •  Dec 2019


Tom was an awesome teacher! The venue was great as well. We had heaps of fun and will definitely be back for more classes.
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