Youth Drumming

Ditch the traditional talk based interventions, put the mobile devices away, & let the drums do the talking!

With EVERY BEAT, young people build a sense of connection, success, empowerment, and wellbeing!

Guaranteed to unite everyone in the room within minutes, drumming together has the power to connect strangers, facilitate community engagement, and inspire change to the beat of the drum.

Afrobeat are passionate drum leaders - ‘life educators’ who inspire young adults through the medium of the drum and music making. Within minutes, Afrobeat transform a group of novice young drummers from a cacophony of noise into a lively orchestra. With every beat, their excitement builds as they begin to sense the power of their rhythmic contributions and realise their musical potential and the support of their peers.

Drumming teaches young people valuable life skills that will endure a lifetime including mindfulness, resilience, and perseverance while fortifying community values, inspiring cultural awareness, diversity and team spirit.

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and experience it for yourself!

See how we engage 300 Year 7’s in our Interactive Drumming Show while capturing the School’s themes of Compassion, Innovation & Integrity.

Because ‘The djembe knows no borders’, it levels the playing field, allowing all abilities, backgrounds, languages, social status, and experiences to come together in a FUN, relaxed and creative environment.

Encouraged to ditch limiting self beliefs, peer pressure, and their comfort zone, participants are immediately rewarded by the simple act of engagement, contribution, and freedom to express their true selves to the beat of the drum.

Through rhythmic entrainment, drummers relax, learn to quiet the distraction, regain focus, and calm breath and mind.

The message is – Everybody belongs, everybody has a part to play.

Afrobeat Supports

  • Youth Groups
  • Anti-Bullying Programs
  • Re-integration / Integration
  • At Risk Youth
  • Disengaged Students
  • Youth Wellbeing Programs
  • Community Engagement
  • Youth Camps
  • Leadership Development
  • High needs groups

Afrobeat’s Interactive Drumming is perfect if you’re looking to help your group

  • Get inspired to participate in mainstream activities
  • Build confidence
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Feel a greater sense of belonging
  • Improve social skills
  • Harness peer support
  • Increase self esteem, self-worth and self belief
  • Improve communication, listening and response skills
  • Develop better memory and concentration
  • Learn mindfulness and other coping skills
  • Cooperate and contribute in a group environment
  • Build resilience and perseverance
  • Instil a sense of history, community, tradition and culture
  • Build tolerance of other’s differences
  • Get energised and inspired
  • Improve self expression
  • Develop cultural awareness and diversity
  • Experience solidarity and social harmony
  • Improve mental health
  • Build leadership and follow-ship Skills
  • Practice patience and self-control
  • Meet on an equal playing field
  • Work together as a team to create music
  • Learn a new skill
  • Foster imagination & creativity
  • Experience a sense of connection and celebrati

Success Stories

Leaps and Bounds – 6 week Drumming Program for At-risk Youth

Leaps and Bounds staff and students had a great term, especially after having been instructed in African drumming which culminated in a brilliant performance. Indeed, the facilitator was very charismatic and always appropriate for our students who all have different issues and difficulties. The performance in front of parents driven by Seydou’s enthusiasm and belief…

Lara Secondary College – Teacher

It was great to experience the drumming sessions. I found the teaching style allowed students to learn and participate without feeling judged or like they couldn’t drum. Students were highly engaged and left keen to do more in the future. An all-inclusive drumming experience that takes a complete novice to a basic drummer in as…

City of Greater Geelong – Youth Development Unit, Connected Communities

Thanks so much for the session last week. It was really enjoyable, the group loved it. You are very good at what you do!

Leaps & Bounds

We have enjoyed Afrobeat throughout the sessions over 6 weeks. Students at Leaps and Bounds have high needs so it was fantastic that the facilitators were flexible, adaptable and accommodating. Thanks Janine, your presentation was always vibrant and engaging. You clearly have great connections with young adults and your ability to empathise was great. 6…