Drum classes

Wonderfields festival drummingWe 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.


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

  • Jan 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and Feb 7th.
  • Feb 21st, 28th, and March 7th, 14th and 21st.

TBristol drum classesimes

  • Doors open at 7 pm.
  • Classes begin at 7:15 pm.
  • We drum until 8:50pm with a short break in the middle.


  • Horfield CEVC primary school,
  • Google map.


  • 1 week taster session £5
  • 5 week block £40
  • 10 week block £75

Payment via cash or bank transfer

  • Sort code 60-07-27
  • Account number 45084483
  • Please put your name as the reference

Payment is not carried over or transferable to future terms.
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.