The Saturday morning West African djembe drumming class is aimed at those drummers who have some experience in basic technique of drumming or some musical experience. If you are a beginner, and have never played a drum or any musical instrument, then please contact Nigel for advice. In particular, I may not have a spare drum, unless you contact me first.

If you are rhythmically, or musically challenged, then there are other classes available in the area which are aimed at beginners, but if you are quick to pick things up, or if you have a musical background, or have done other forms of percussion, then you should be OK. Again, if you are not sure, speak to Nigel (contact details are available on the 'Contact' page).

West African djembe/dundun classes are currently scheduled to take place on Saturday mornings (except when full-day workshops are organised). These classes are aimed at adults across the Black Country and Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

Classes will normally start at 10am and go on until 1.15pm (maybe even 1.30pm, and occasionally, later still) and will cost £5. The first 30-45 mins is aimed at less experienced drummers where there will be some in-depth tuition on technique as well as being able to play rhythms at a slower pace. Later on in the morning, the pace picks up significantly and this part of the class is aimed at the better drummers who are able to drum faster and to handle more complex material.

All classes will be held at Halesowen Athletic & Cycling Club (HACC), Manor Way, Halesowen B62 8RW, UNLESS otherwise specified. If using sat-nav, be careful as it will direct you 100 yards past the entrance.

Classes for 2024

8th June - Sabar drumming with Nigel Sadler
15th June - No drumming
22nd June - Djembe/dundun drumming with Nigel Sadler
29th June - Djembe/dundun drumming with Nigel Sadler

6th July - No drumming
13th July - Djembe/dundun drumming with Nigel Sadler
20th July - Djembe/dundun drumming with Nigel Sadler
27th July - Djembe/dundun drumming with Nigel Sadler

3rd August - No drumming
10th August - No drumming
17th August - No drumming
24th August - No drumming

Note - If there is no class on a particular week, it is because there might be a workshop or festival or we are taking a holiday break (usually the month of August, plus Christmas/New Year and Easter).