Dave Kobrenski and friends are proud to present a new series of in-person courses, aimed to help make YOU proficient in the ancient art of West African drumming.

Browse our current offerings below:

Introduction to West African Drumming

Wednesdays, May 1 – June 5, 2024
7:00 pm | Mountain Kula Yoga, North Conway, NH
Cost for the session: $180.00

Embark on an immersive journey through the rhythms of West Africa! 

Join us for an invigorating 6-week session where we’ll delve into the rhythms of Guinea, West Africa, focusing on the sounds of the djembé and dunun drums. No prior experience necessary.

Led by seasoned musician and author Dave Kobrenski, whose extensive experiences in West Africa inform his teaching, this course offers a hands-on exploration of authentic Malinké rhythms.

Under Dave’s expert guidance, participants will learn the art of playing the djembé in a nurturing and inclusive environment. From mastering proper technique to gaining insight into the intricacies of Malinké drumming ensembles, each class promises growth and discovery.

Experience the magic of traditional rhythms passed down from the legendary master djembéfola Famoudou Konaté, as Dave shares his knowledge acquired firsthand in Guinea. Feel your sense of rhythm and technique flourish with each session, culminating in a joyous unity of rhythms in a communal drumming setting.

Join us on this rhythmic odyssey and unleash your inner percussionist!


  • When: Wednesday evenings from May 1 to June 5, 2024.
  • Where: Classes are held at the beautiful Mountain Kula Yoga studio in North Conway, NH.
  • Time: Class starts at 7:00pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early
  • Registration: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so please sign up ahead of time.
  • The cost for the six-week course is $180. I accept all major credit/debit cards, as well as PayPal or Venmo. Financial assistance available for those in need.
  • Drop-in Policy: Please note, drop-ins are not allowed. Both the individual and the whole class benefit most when all participants attend regularly, as each class builds upon the material learned in the prior classes. Payment for the entire six-week session is required to start the course.
  • What you need: a djembé drum similar to this one. Don't have a drum? Djembé drums are available for rent and purchase.
  • Drum rentals: the cost for renting a drum is $50 for six weeks. You can take the drum home with you for the duration of the session. The drum must be returned in good condition at the end of the last class. Valid credit card required for security deposit authorization. The rental fee can be applied to the cost of a djembé from me if you decide to purchase one. 
  • Cancellation and refunds: After the first class, if you find that it just isn’t for you, you may cancel and receive a full refund. Requests to withdraw from the class must be received before the start of the second class.

See you there!

For more information, please contact Dave directly here.