Term 4 of Drumming at The Rhythm Hut

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The Rhythm Hut is the Central Coast’s undisputed number one place to learn how to drum in a range of styles and levels! Whether you’re interested in Djembe or Taiko drumming, we have the class for you! We can teach you how to beat out a rhythm, brush up on your skills, or even take your d rumming to the next level with attention to style, form and even through our exciting Masters Workshops… if this sounds like something you’ve always wanted to pursue, then please give us a call on 0420 682 258 or 02 4322 5971. We are a friendly, supportive space – and we can’t wait to welcome you to our warm family

We are so excited to welcome new students – and our beloved existing students – to a supercharged Term 4 of Drumming at The Rhythm Hut – beginning on Monday 20th October. A FREE drumming open night will be help Tues 14th October from 6.30pm, and is suitable for new students and existing students alike. It’s a great chance to meet some of the Hut teachers, try the different types of drumming, have a tour of The Rhythm Hut, and make some new friends. Snacks will be provided, and registrations for Term 4 of drumming can be taken.

At the completion of each term, or students perform at an end of term showcase called KaBOOM. It’s a great chance to show off to other students, family, friends and the community what the students have learn over the past 8 weeks. KaBOOM showcasing term 3 will be held Sunday 19th October. The evening starts with a BBQ at 5pm, followed by the performance at 6.30pm. KaBOOM is open to all members of the public, entry is just $5, with children under 12 free.

                                        
 Term 4 Timetable

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Djembe

The Djembe is a traditional hand-drum originating from West Africa and is central to the musical traditions of peoples such as the Malinke. More recently artists such as Ben Harper have made the djembe more recognised in popular culture. Notable exponents in Australia include the Bangoura brothers from Guinea.

Taiko

Japanese Taiko drums are the largest drums in the world. Also known as festival drumming, the style of playing is called Wadaiko, known for its rigorous training requirements and awe-inspiring stage performance. Groups such as Ondekoza (Demon Drummers), Kodo and Drum Tao have put taiko drumming on the international radar over the last 20 years. Notable groups in Australia include TaikOz & The Rhythm Hunters.

 

Classes Offered

Djembe 1 – the beginner Djembe class, for those interested in learning basic rhythms and technique.

Djembe 2 – Our more challenging intermediate Djembe class, this class emphasizes technique and more demanding rhythms.

Taiko 1 - Taiko 1 goes over the basics of taiko form and rhythm.  Learn techniques and rhythms that you will expect to know in upper level classes.

Taiko 2 – Our intermediate class, for those who want a faster pace and to learn more intricately timed rhythms, Taiko 2 moves more quickly than Taiko 1 and focuses on getting an intimate understanding of rhythm.

Taiko 3 – Our advanced taiko class- this is a fast paced class that focuses on unusual time signatures and movements.

Taiko Fitness – Taiko fitness is a drop-in class that is open to all skill levels and focuses more on the stamina, form and technique of taiko drumming. Improve yourself and your playing with an hour taiko course that makes you sweat!

Taiko Form – We are thrilled to introduce a brand new class – Taiko Form! Taiko Form is focused on honing the physical movement in taiko drumming. In our general classes the teaching is spread between rhythms, counting, form, fitness and learning a performance piece. Now, here is the opportunity to train in correct stance, stroke making, body position and awareness; and how that relates to creating sound on the taiko drum. There is no emphasis on performance or complexity of rhythm but rather a methodically approach to getting yourself feeling coordinated and free playing taiko. There will be use of mirrors to enhance visual feedback. No experience necessary and it the perfect adjunct to students currently enrolled in Taiko 1,2 or 3 classes.
Our form master Heath Kelly will be taking Taiko Form classes. If you’ve seen Heath in class, you will know how incredible his form really is. Having drummed at The Rhythm Hut for the past 3 years, and having a martial arts background, Heath is interested in exploring body movement, form and discipline, and implementing this in the art of taiko drumming.

For further information about any of the above classes, or any other enquiries, please contact Lou on 0420 682 258 or classes@therhythmhut.com.au

 

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