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6 week drum course with Elliot

Thursday 23 August – Thursday 4 October

Venue: South Brisbane Croquet Club,
91 Cordelia St, South Brisbane
(Musgrave Park)
opposite Glenelg St.


Basic class PAYMENT $105 / $20 casual for 2 sessions

Intermediate / advance full PAYMENT $135 / $25 for all 3 sessions.

Classes are broken into 3 sessions. Basic payment covers 2 sessions.

Thursday August 23rd,
Thursday August 30th
Thursday September 6th
Thursday September 13th – NO CLASS THIS WEEK
Thursday September 20th
Thursday September 27th
Thursday October 4th

6.30-7.15 Session 1
7.15-7.35 Tea break
7.35-8.20 Session 2
8.20-8.45 Tea break
8.45-9.45 Session 3
Bookings & info:  Elliott 0407 372 554



Doun Doun Class!

Saturday August 25     2PM – 5PM

Venue: East Brisbane State School,
Entrance on Wellington St close to intersection with Stanley St. There is off street parking and the hall is located in the corner of the school grounds close to the South East Gabba lights tower.

PAYMENT $25 for three hour class
Doun hire $5

Bookings & info:  Elliott 0407 372 554


Full Day of Drum and Dance Workshops with Elliot Orr and Josie

Saturday 23 June   9.30 Registration

Venue: Coffs Harbour Scout Hall,
209 Harbour Drive,




 10am -12pm Drum class 1 of 2
1pm -3pm Drum class 2 of 2
3pm -5pm Dance class

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Whole day $45
Drumming (both classes) $35
Drumming (first class only) $25
Dancing $20
$5 drum hire
Contact Rich  – 0401 288 705
Coffs Harbour already has a great drumming scene, both in the schools and the larger community. Josie and Elliott are coming down to teach drum and dance with the kids at Coffs Jetty HIgh and Orara HIgh.

Sounds of Singchronicity Newsletter Feb, March & April 2012

Hello and Happy New Year to you all.  It is hard to believe that February is on our doorstep already! Take a few minutes to see what is in store for you for the first part of 2012, with lots of opportunities to play.

Click here to download Sounds of Singchronicity Feb,Mar,Apr,2012

2 Week Drum Course with Elliott Orr

Friday 3 February & Friday 10 February

 Beginners (Session 1 & 2) –  6.30 – 8.20pm
             Intermediate/Advanced  7.35 -9.45pm
West End Croquet Club, Musgrave Park
   91 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane 4101





Pulse – Featuring Salaka – Supported by Spankinhide & Zormiwasa (students)

Saturday 20 August  Doors open 7PM11.30PM

Pulse is an all ages, family friendly night of culture, music and dancing!!!

Smooth Latin Groove  474 Ipswich Rd. Annerley
Running Order:

Zormiwasa is a Housa word meaning ‘come play music’ and that is exactly what Talkin’ The Drum students have been doing each week! Seeing a large group of colourful people from all walks of life come together to share with you what they have learnt is always a highlight at Pulse! The sheer numbers and joy on mass is totally contagious! Be sure to make lots of noise for them!

Door Cost: $18/Adults
$12 High school students
$5 Primary school students
$0 Pre primary school

1 Day Workshop Intensive with Salaka

 Saturday 20 August

 Smooth Latin Groove
 474 Ipswich Rd Annerley 

10.00 – 11.30  Drum
11.45 – 1.15    Dance


2.15 – 3.45      Drum
4.00 – 5.30      Dance

Wallet:  $70/day (incl’s drum & dance)   or
$40/day (incl’s drum or dance)    or
$25/single workshop

Parking:Parking available at rear.

Drums:  Drums available for hire ($5) & sale.

Book in now:



Special 6 week drumming course – Elliott Orr

Here is Elliot’s last post for 2010:-

“This is going to be a special one people!  So come and get your ‘chops’ up for the silly season!!
Presenting the last course for 2010: A big 6 week course, culminating in a performance on Sunday the 19th Dec at the HiFi Bar, West End.
Beginning on Friday the 5th November, this course goes through to Fri Dec 17th. Note – there is one week off on the 10th Dec.

In this course I will be teaching Dinbe, N’Yanza, Bachelle and Boyobe – all 4 rhythms of the latest Banakuma from Chris Berry. It will be an action-packed course, to say the least! But don’t be put off if you don’t feel confident as I will be making it very achievable for all levels. In this way we will be in a position to perform with confidence the whole Banakuma on the 19th. Naturally you won’t be forced to be part of the performance – it is optional – but rest assured, it will be heaps of fun!!

The classes, while very effective in teaching you how to drum, are also just good fun – and we have tea & coffee breaks (provided).

Dates and Times

Friday nights Nov 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th plus Dec 3rd & 17th.
Beginners 6.30-8.20pm (Session 1 and 2)
Intermediate/Advanced 7.35-9.45pm. (Session 2 and 3)
West End Croquet Club Community Hall, Musgrave Park. 91 Cordelia St, South Brisbane (plenty of off-street parking)

$105 (includes either first two sessions or second and third sessions for the three weeks) Or $20 casually.
$135 (includes all three sessions) Or $25 casually.
Drum hire is $5 per week. Drums are also available to buy – or make your own drum with me!

Booking process:
Reply to info@talkinthedrum.com.au or call 0407 372 554.

Please provide your
1. full name,
2. mobile number,
3. email address,
4. which course you intend to do, and
5. whether you need to hire a drum.
If you are unsure of anything please don’t hesitate to contact me. Looking forward to seeing you in the circle.

Beats and blessings,

Elliott ”


Summersong Music Camp 2011

The 12th annual Summersong Music Camp will take place at Lake Ainsworth Sport & Recreation Centre in Lennox Head from January 14-21st, 2011.  This 8-day music holiday camp for adults caters to aspiring musicians through professionals, and offers daily classes in Songwriting, A Capella singing, Guitar, Bass, African Drumming, African Dancing, Band Lab, Home Recording, Looping and Singing, Soloing, Jamming, plus bodywork, concerts, and celebration.  There are Partial Youth Scholarships available for those ages 17 – 24.

The faculty includes, Tony Backhouse, Kristina Olsen, Mr Percival, Aurora Jane, Karl Farren, Fumi Yamamoto, Elliott Orr, Josie Kurukulie, Luciano Mesiti, Anthony Payn, and surprise guests.

Visit: www.summersongmusiccamp.com for registration and all info, or contact: apearl@mullum.com.au
Visit Summersong on YouTube as of September 3rd.

Alison Pearl Presents PO Box 234 Mullumbimby NSW 2482 Ph (61) 2 66 845 570 Mob 0428 845 570


Drum Circle and Horn Jam with Elliot Orr

Wednesday 27 October & 24 November @ 8PM

The Joynt, Montague Road, West End, Brisbane