online african djembe drumming lessons & drum videos


Djembe Basics

This beginners learning course will give you the essential basics you need to know to start learning djembe


Djembe Pro

For drummers who have a strong foundation in djembe technique, and the basics of djembe ensemble playing

How to improve your drumming and feel more confident

  • Improve your drumming confidence
  • Learn at your own speed
  • One on one tuition
  • Develop your playing as fast as possible
  • Practice at your own speed for as long as you like
  • Improve your co-ordination and technique
  • Build your confidence and be more comfortable playing with others
  • Learn anywhere - always have a teacher at hand
  • Practice playing with others by playing with Paddy
  • Learn to play in traditional ensembles

What's in the package?

Babbe - djembe lessons

Paddy knows how to reach all levels. Beginners have their hands full with the basic rhythms, more advanced players can discover the micro timing of the accompaniments and try to master some solo parts. These solo phrases can be a real enrichment for the advanced djembe player.

Babbe, Belgium
Irene - djembe lessons

I think Tasumakan is great. The audio and video are good quality, and the pace - for me anyways - is good. I thought it was fantastic...looking forward to the next installment.

Irene Ngui, Melbourne Australia
Michel - drum lessons

I can only say that Paddy's a very patient teacher. You can ask him to repeat everything over and over.... hard to do that in class! The image and sound quality are excellent. With a little experience you can learn the accompaniments, dunun- and solophrases in an easy way.

Brian - drum lessons

I hope that Paddy has other rhythms in the works. I really enjoyed the quality of Tansole.

Brian (aka. bkidd)

Why you'll love 'Djembe Basics':

Why you'll love it

  • This is the most comprehensive beginner's learning course for djembe drumming.
  • HD video quality and studio quality audio
  • Slow motion
  • Instant delivery - download, and be playing in minutes
  • Use your smartphone, tablet or TV
  • Build your confidence in the comfort of your own home

Who teaches it?

Tasumakan is taught by Paddy
Cassidy, a drummer in the US
who has studied djembe
throughout West Africa, but
Specializes in Malian and
Malinke styles.

Learn more about Paddy

Buy with confidence

We're so confident that you will be satisfied with Tasumakan, that if you're not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 2 weeks, simply contact us for a no questions asked 100% refund.