02 Aug - 27 Sep
90 Minutes
$280 per term

West African Drumming (Adults)

Fridays 6:00pm-7:30pm

Discover the power of West African drums in this 8-week course with multi-instrumentalist Sharon Williams. No experience necessary – whether you’re a seasoned drummer or a complete novice, everyone is welcome!

All drums are provided

What’s included:

  • Basics of West African drumming technique
  • Vocalisation and percussion language
  • Rhythmic notation skills
  • Audio recordings of individual drum parts

Fee: $280.00

Ages: Adults 18+

Course Schedule

Fridays 6:00pm (90 mins)
Ensemble Room 3 (Level 1, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre)

  • Term 3: 2 August – 27 September 2024 (8 weeks – no class on 6 September)

About the Tutor:

Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams holds a doctorate in music, focused on experimental composition and collaborative drumming. She is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music educator, with a passion for West African drumming. Sharon has studied in West Africa, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. with renowned world percussion masters including Famoudou Konaté, Arthur Hull, Glen Velez, Layne Redmond, Lori Cotler, and Reinhard Flatischler.

Sharon teaches West African drumming and drumming improvisation to music students at Western Sydney University. Her innovative teaching methods, grounded in traditional techniques and enhanced by her extensive experience, create a dynamic and enriching learning environment for her students.

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