We are a friendly group of Egyptian drummers based on the Wirral. We meet every first Saturday of each month in Wallasey Village.
Egyptian drumming workshops are hosted by Tara and taught by dancer & drummer Michelle Pender. Each session runs for around an hour and a half and the fee is £15 per session. New members are welcome regardless of experience. You may be an absolute beginner or someone who has drummed for a while but want to be part of a group it doesn't matter you are more than welcome. Our group as it is at the moment is made up of drummers of all abilities. Our group is also beneficial to those who may have studied Egyptian dance and want to get familiar with drumming to compliment dance or to improve in dance authentically. Michelle is a teacher with lots of experience in teaching both drumming and dance and has a world of knowledge you are in good hands. Egyptian drumming is traditionally taught and performed by men however it has become popular with Women also. Our group invites people of all genders.
What to bring -
Yourself and if you have a drum bring that along!
What type of drum? An Egyptian Darbuka is preferred but Turkish style is also suitable.
What is a darbuka - It is a goblet shaped drum
What if I haven't got a drum?
That's okay there are some spares available to borrow but you will have to tell us a few days before as Michelle travels from Manchester to teach us.
How do I book and pay -
If you don't have a drum please contact to book a drum / space
If you do have a drum just turn up! 1.30pm every first Saturday of each month
Pay at class with cash
We can be added to the WhatsApp group if you like once you become a member or alternatively follow the Facebook page Wirral Belly Dancing where updates are shared regularly.
For more information on the drumming or to borrow a drum contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are the only Egyptian drum group of our type situated in the Merseyside area. The group is for learning authentic Egyptian hand drumming rhythms. We focus solely on learning /teaching authentic rhythms that are played in Egyptian culture.
Our drum group is an inclusive welcoming group meaning everyone is welcome!