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Katumba Drumming for Beginners: September 2020!

Come for a taste of Liverpool’s Katumba Drumming & Movement! In 4 lessons, learn the basics of drumming, rhythm, technique & movement in our drumming course for beginners

By Leigh-Angel
Fri 24 July, 2020

Our Beginners Course is now FULLY BOOKED! Stay tuned for our next intake of Beginners scheduled for 2021. We also have a range of other yoga, percussion and arts classes here.

Lockdown has lifted! We’re back in business and throwing open our doors to host a range of COVID-proof activities!

We’ve adapted all our pre-lockdown activities (plus some new exciting extras here) to be hygienic, safe, and with secure social distancing measures in place – whilst of course keeping them fun and welcoming to all!

This includes our Beginner’s Course, open to ALL ages (18+) with no experience needed! We are encouraging people of different ethnicities to take part – whilst we have drummers from all over the world we always make a conscious effort to increase diversity.

**Low income and free spaces available for BAME/PoC**

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BEGINNERS – No experience needed!
Every year we welcome an intake of beginners into our Katumba family. We’ve had loads of interest during lockdown, and we’re so excited to finally be able to welcome you into our Katumba Culture Hub for a drum, with open arms (from a distance of course!).

All details below ????


When: Tuesday 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th September

Times: Two classes available on the same dates: 6:30-7:45pm (FULLY BOOKED) &  8pm-9.15pm

Where: Katumba Culture Hub, Liverpool

Who: 18+

Content: Part 1 is the first stage of every Katumba drummer’s learning journey!  A 4-week introduction to rhythm, technique, cultural influences and how our music interconnects with Afro-Brazilian movement: exploring the foundations of our vibrant style!

Cost: £44.82 / £24.30* for the whole 4-week course. Prices includes a free pair of drumsticks!

What Do I Need: All equipment is provided (thoroughly disinfected before and after use).

How to Book: Click here to book through our website schedule – scroll along to September 8th (the date the course starts) and click “BOOK”. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions on the page 🙂 For low income rates – please read info at the bottom of this page ????

What Next: You’ll receive a confirmation email of your booking and another email nearer the time with more details. Feel free to check out our free tutorials on Youtube for a little teaser of what to expect!

PLEASE NOTE: our courses get booked up quickly – don’t miss out on your chance to come drum with us!


*we offer some free places for those experiencing financial hardship, and subsidised places for those on low income (as defined by the UK government DWP as a combined household income figure of £304 per week (full-time) or less than £15,000 per year, before tax) – get in touch here to book your space (no evidence of earnings etc needed).





I am a student – does that count as low income? 
Yes, absolutely. All those who count as students/concessions are welcome to pay the low income rate. Please get in touch here.

What does Part 1 mean?
The beginners course (and Katumba learning journey as a whole) has several parts – there’s a lot to learn! Each part breaks down different areas of learning, which will become more in depth as you progress. Part 1 is the first stage of your learning journey 🙂

Do I need to do this course to join the band?
Yes. Unless you are already a very experienced percussionist, this is the best route for you to join the band.

By doing this course will I be in the band? 
No – there are several parts to your learning journey and it will take some time before you are ready to perform as part of the band. It also depends on what drums are available. However, you will absolutely be part of our Katumba community, and we welcome everybody with open arms!


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