Authentic djembe technique and culture.

With weekly lessons, get a good integration of the rhythms you learn. Also, get a deeper understanding  and become more comfortable playing the djembe. I teach in English and French.

Beginner

Learn the technical basis of the djembe with easy rhythms. It is recommended to register at the entry level for a year before moving to the intermediate level. 

Tuesday  6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

January 9th - 30th (4 weeks) Cost: $65

March 27th to April 24th (5 weeks) Cost: $80

May 1st to June 19th (8 weeks) $130

Location: At 18 Lavallée street, Gatineau Map

 

 

Intermediate 

You are comfortable playing djembe? Learn more complex and faster rhythms and learn to play dundun drums. 

Wednesday 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

January 10th - 31st (4 weeks) Cost: $85

March 28th to April 25th (5 weeks) Cost: $105

May 2nd to June 20th (8 weeks) Cost: $168

Location: 432-A Alexandre Taché in the Studio situated at the rear of the big grey building. Map

Turn on Saint-François street for parking.

 

 

Advanced

You are hooked? This class is aimed at students who can play dundun drums and have the vocabulary and technique to play almost anything on djembe and dundun.

Tuesday   7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

January 9th - 30th (4 weeks) Cost: $85

March 27th to April 24th (5 weeks) Cost: $105

May 1st to June 19th (8 weeks) $168

 

Location: 18 Lavallée street, Gatineau Map

Day class, all level 

You juste want to have fun with your djembe in a structured class? This one is for you.

Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

January 10th - 31st (4 weeks) Cost: $85

March 28th to April 25th (5 weeks) Cost: $105

May 2nd to June 20th (8 weeks) Cost: $168

Location: 432-A Alexandre Taché in the Studio situated at the rear of the big grey building. Map

Turn on Saint-François street for parking.

 

Dundun Dance

 

Thursday  7:00pm to 8:30pm

January 11th to February 1st (Barcode: 1103626)

April 5th to May 10th (Barcode: 1139872)

Registration with the City of Ottawa

Location:  Nepean creative art center

No drop-in options.

Some options for djembe classes

5$ discount for registration in more than more group: For exemple, you register to beginner and intermediate in a 8 weeks class: Get $40 discount.

Unplanned absences: If you are absent for a course during the session, you can take this course in any other group during this session. Ideally, it would be in the same week. The material will probably not be the same but at least you'll be able to play :-)

Absences planned in advance: It is possible to pay only the courses where you will be present, if you indicate at the time of registration. In this case, the cost is $ 18 / 1h x the number of courses or $ 22 / 1:30 x the number of courses.

Drop in: Can't commit but want to come when you can? Pay when you come. $ 20 / hour or $ 25 / 1:30

 

Djembe rental

$3 per class or $30 per month. Please Let me know when you register.

 

Private class

By appointment. $50/hr

Testimony

"Catherine's style: Relaxed but challenging"

-Pat Tamosetis

"It worked my brain"

-Jenny Solar