Drum classes

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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.

Classes have stopped due to Covid 19 and will restart when allowed.


  • 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


  • Google map.


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.


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.