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Djembe 101 - How to Rock It at Drum Circles

Complete course to feel confident, have fun, and make friends!

Djembe Drumming - How to Rock It at Drum Circles

You Can be the Popular Drummer at Parties


Drum with confidence and rock it!

  • Learn all the drumming basics to feel at home and confident at a drum circle.
  • Learn to contribute with comfort.
  • Know how to communicate and connect with other drummers.
  • Make new friends and make lasting relationships.

Drumming has changed my life. I will show you how it can add fun and connection for you too!

You will learn:

  • confidence - how to feel at home and play at any drum circle
  • friends - how to rock any music party
  • relating - how to inspire people to dance
  • safety first - how to drum and never hurt your hands
  • buying - how to find and buy a great djembe
  • rhythms - how to play 3 major rhythms you can use anywhere
  • posture - how to drum with energy and stamina
  • melody - how to create clear tone, slap, bass sounds
  • pulse - how to identify and stay on the main beat
  • signals - know the signals that most drummers use
  • drills - 3 of my favorite drills to build speed and melody
You will finish this course with increased confidence and skills to make friends at any drum circle.


Your Instructor


Robert Hensley
Robert Hensley

Founder of Drum Your Way School of Rhythm, Robert Hensley is known in California, Hawaii, Iowa and Colorado for his dedication and skills as a drummer and teacher. Robert greatest passion is creating rhythms and inspiration for dancers to fully express their primal joy. As the founder of Tribal Fire Drums band, he leads many events in San Diego, including the popular Trilogy Sanctuary full moon ceremony, and ecstatic events at Eve Encinitas. He has performed and taught West African drumming for the last 20 years. His greatest learning opportunities were 3 years with master drummers Madou Dembele, Fara Tolno, Monette Marino, and grand master Mamady Keita. In 2007, Robert conceived, financed, and cofounded Rhythm Reference, the complete library of drum parts for 50 popular West African rhythms. Now as the founder of Drum Your Way School of Rhythm, his main focus is teaching drummers to create safe, inspiring events for dancers to fully express their innate and suppressed joys. Many people have been deeply touched and transformed by Robert's offerings, and this is what drives his continued efforts to teach and market the Drum Your Way School.


Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Is this course interactive?
YES. I will be answering all questions and comments posted under each lesson, to help you along the way. I am here for you.

Dearest Future Drummer:

If you are hesitating to drum because you are intimidated, or not good enough, think you don't have rhythm, or lack the skills to feel confident at a drum circle or party, PLEASE look at what I have created for you. Drumming is not just about creating beats on a drum. Drumming is about connection, community, friends, affection, respect.

Let me help you get over your hesitations, so you can enjoy the huge benefits of drumming, and see how it transforms your life into a blissful set of connections that are the greatest treasure in life. I will do all I can to support you. And I am good at it. Give it a look.

I salute you!

Robert Hensley,
Founder, DrumYourWay School of Rhythm

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