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Allan Kerr is the principle workshop leader and founder of drumtakaboom

Allan has travelled, studied and lived in West Africa as well as gaining a 1st honours degree in ethnomusicology from the School of oriental and African studies (SOAS - university of London). Allan has performed with various groups and is passionate about creating a hands on musical experience for people of all ages. He has been teaching and facilitating African drumming Workshops for over 15 years.

Meet the Instruments

Drumtakaboom have a unique collection of instruments for use in workshops and classes. These include: * Djembe and doun doun from West Africa * Zimbabwean mbira - (thumb piano) * World percussion - including bells, shakers, clave * Boomwhackers * Aboriginal didgeridoo




Drumtakaboom work with various fellow artists from diverse backgrounds in the following areas:

* Singing - Rob Carney, Bella Lilley

* African and Contemporary dance - Denise Rowe

* Story telling - Iwan Kushka (Please see the links page for more details).

* We also have a wide pool of drummers available for larger group workshops and Performances


All workshop leaders have full CRB clearance and Public Liability Insurancetudied

We believe that music makes the world go around, and that Our drumming, singing, and dance workshops will help all participants to be part of that music.

We provide workshops for Schools and higher education, Communities, and Business.
Whether you are looking to learn specific African rhythms or have some fun on a drum,.
we can offer a range of workshops to suit your needs.
Some of the benifits of Our workshops Include:

*Stress relief and active fun!

*Teambuilding, icebreaking, and social cohesion

*Expert insight and teaching of traditional and contempory rhythms

*New musical and cultural experience

*Improved listening skills

See our full Workshops list for more details and prices.

current events and courses:

Now Taking Bookings for 2016/7

We specialise in African djembe drumming, junk percussion, didgeridoo

and more. Music workshops and tuition for Schools communities

and Business in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Midlands, Devon, Somerset

and the south west.




"Play to learn, learn to play"

Contact us: drumtakaboom@gmail.com Tel;07955304747