Drum classes

Bristol drumming classBristol samba drumming

Samba drum teacher Bristol
Jordan Mirrim

We hold drum classes on Wednesday evenings in Bristol taught by Jordan Mirrim. The classes are beginner friendly and we offer a £5 taster option. No experience is necessary. Drums are provided. Arrangements are taught by ear and by copying. We  have a video playlist to help with learning.

Class dates

Generally 10 week terms in winter, summer and autumn. Check the calendar and Facebook page for dates.

December 2019
18th – last class of 2019

2020

  • Jan 2020
    • 8th – new member drum workshop
    • 15th – standard fundamentals class, main drumming class drumming for dance workshop
    • 22nd – standard class (2/10)
    • 29th – standard class (3/10)
  • Feb 2020
    • 5th – standard class (4/10)
    • 12th – standard class (5/10)
    • 19th – week off
    • 26th – standard class (6/10)
  • March 2020
    • 4th – standard class (7/10)
    • 11th – week off
    • 18th – standard class (8/10)
    • 25th – standard class (9/10)
  • April 2020
    • 1st – standard class (10/10)
    • 8th – week off
    • 15th – week off
    • 22nd – standard class (1st of 10 week block, 1/10)
    • 29th – standard class (2/10)
  • May 2020
    • 6th – standard class (3/10)
    • 13th – standard class (4/10)
    • 20th – standard class (5/10)
    • 27th – week off
  • June 2020
    • 3rd – standard class (6/10)
    • 10th – standard class (7/10)
    • 17th – standard class (8/10)
    • 24th – standard class (9/10)
  • July 2020
    • 1st – standard class (10/10)

Times

  • Doors open at 6pm and Fundamentals (beginners) class is 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm
  • 7.20-8.15 pm drumming in main hall, dancing in upper room
  • 8.25-9.10 pm drumming for dancers in main hall

Location

  • Google map.

Cost

Fundamentals course

  • Fundamentals course: £5 per session for 10 weeks (£50 total) or 2 x £30 payments (5 weeks each at £6 per class).
  • Fundamentals course member joining regular class: 1st session free, subsequent sessions £2

Regular class (regular class followed by joint drum and dance rehearsal)

  • Drop in: £8 per session
  • Block of 5: £7 per session (£35 total)
  • Block of 10: £6.50 per session (£65 total)
  • Regular class member going to fundamentals session: £2 per session
  • We also accept MoveGB.

Payment via cash or bank transfer (contact us for details).

To join midway through a term will be charged pro-rata on the number of weeks left.

Performances

Members are welcome to come and perform with us if they feel happy to do so. There is no obligation to perform if you come to the classes.

We perform at festivals, street parties, carnivals and weddings throughout the year. Summer is usually the busiest time. For many of us performing is the highlight of being in the Sambistas and there are some perks in terms of food and drink and free tickets into events. We are keen to share that experience with new members. Performing is the most fun when you feel comfortable with the material. That is best achieved by coming to the classes each week. Performances page.