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Weekly ongoing workshop
Every Tuesday from 2nd September 2008 to 16th June 2009

Friends Meeting House, Church Street, Colchester, Essex.


£6 per session

For further information contact:
01206 330407 or 07802655692
e-mail: admin[at]

Spare drums available on request

Private tuition: £20 per hour.

Drummer, Drum-maker

Hello to all you drummers. I thought I'd better put something down about me as a way of introducing myself, so here it is.

In my youth I played Dombak (a larger Persian version of Darbouka). My first introduction to African drumming came by attending one of Peter Scott's "Drum break" workshops in 1993. This was an unforgetable experience installing a passion in me for African drums and rhythms which is still burning as strong as ever and will be with me for the rest of my life.

Since then I have studied with many different teachers. To name but a few who have influenced my drumming, Gary Newland (good fun to learn from him , very patient man), Chris Tero (briliant Dundun player and percussionist), Danny Hammond (Ghana- completely dedicated to teaching, precise in orchestration), Jean Marie Keita (Guinee- very strict but effective if one is not discouraged, brilliant Djembe player, I still haven't worked out how he manages to create 2 or 3 layers of harmonics on top of the rhythm being played).

I teach Djembe rhythms in Colchester, privately and also at regular weekly evening workshops. I started making Djembes and Dunduns in 1999, for more information about this see drum-makers section.

I set up this site in June 2000 as a directory/magazine for promotion of African drumming in United Kingdom and as a platform for drummers and teachers in Senegal and Gambia. It is a long way from completion but new items are added on a weekly basis or as and when I receive them.

Teaching at schools
Teaching at schools