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African Drumming

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Start date: 23rd Sep 2020

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Cost: £71

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Alison Lyon

Course code: 20AU042

YES- WE CAN MEET IN PERSON! We will meet at the Cricket Club and play together, with appropriate
social distancing. Drums will be provided (and cleaned between users), but you are welcome to bring your
own if you prefer.
We will be playing funky stomp-your-feet African rhythms together from day one. Don’t worry if you have
never played before – Alison will show you how. Learn or consolidate basic playing technique, pick up
some traditional grooves then we are ready to layer them together and get funky. Experienced players will
get some more challenging parts, some additional focus on the bass drum and the principles of the bell
parts, and opportunities to learn and apply some djembe solo techniques.

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Alison Lyon

The course is led by Alison Lyon, of Drums Agogo. Alison has been teaching African drumming for 16 years, to both adults and children, and is known for her clear and accessible teaching style that makes learning friendly and fun. Alison now brings this fresh and friendly approach to the ukulele, which she has played since 2013. She has taught ukulele in schools, and devised the “Ukulele jukebox” part of the course as an instant-fun workshop project which has been enjoyed by everyone from WI groups to Scouts and Guides.

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