What we're about
With Lucie Feenstra and Daniel Chapman
Come and express yourself through the power of Rhythm and learn some funky beats from West Africa and beyond! Experience the joy of playing music together.
Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. If your heart is beating you can drum!
The community drum classes are geared towards absolute beginners, through to intermediate level players. They are aimed to teach traditional African-Style drumming in a relaxed and fun environment. Classes kick off with a simple call and response warm up. Then we move on to playing funky, multi-part rhythms from Zimbabwe and West Africa. Classes will often finish off with a free jam at the end.
Kids age 10 and older are welcome to attend, drums are provided but if you have your own feel free to bring it along.
Lucie’s passion for African drumming began in 2008 when she discovered the African djembe drum. In 2009 she started working for Rhythm Interactive, teaching and performing for Schools, Corporate and Public events throughout NZ. Lucie also joined Tamani, an African style drum band and performed with them at many events and Festivals.
In early 2016, Lucie began running regular community classes, kid’s classes and special needs drum therapy sessions throughout Auckland. She’s also held drum workshops for Toi Ora, working with family’s and at-risk youth.
Lucie is a strong believer that drumming is for everybody. Everyone has their own unique rhythm regardless of their background, ethnicity or gender. Her passion is to help people find the connection between their own rhythm and the rhythm of the larger groups they’re part of and to transfer these skills into everyday life.