Listen to the rhythm of your heart

“We’re musicians. We make music for a living. It’s that simple. Nothing else matters.” Eddie Van Halen

About Talking Drums

Family-run and owned, Talking Drums offers interactive percussion workshops and sessions.

Based in beautiful KwaZulu-Natal, we facilitate and host school workshops, teambuilding sessions and events. Whether recreational or educational, each Talking Drums session is tailor-made to suit your company, school, or group’s needs and hosted by our team. We use handmade Djembes, crafted by our master artist, Michael, and each session is run by Michael, Tracey and Cyngen.

Talking Drums has fourteen years’ experience in hosting and coordinating percussion workshops, with the core team remaining unchanged during that time. As our audiences and participants have evolved and changed, so too have our methods and schedule. Nowadays, school sessions place a bigger emphasis on educational outcomes, while the adult sessions focus more keenly on teambuilding and breaking down interpersonal barriers between people. Moreover, teambuilding sessions help to enable an atmosphere of cohesion and unity, which is often lost within workplace groups due to deadline demands and related stress levels.

The Talking Drums team also manufactures Djembes, Bass ports, Ashiko Bass Drums and Cajons by hand. A Talking Drums instrument is not only a delight to own, but a locally crafted treasure, unlike any other in the world.

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Interactive Talking Drums Sessions

To book a Talking Drums session at your school, office, or anywhere, get in touch with us and we’ll create an interactive learning and fun experience you’ll never forget. Our team is equipped to travel across South Africa if required

“For someone facing an incurable illness to drum ecstatically for 55 minutes says it all. The drumming served to lift people’s spirits, enliven their lives and created a mind shift away from their problems.”

Chantal Christopher – Occupational Therapist
The Highway Hospice Association

“Drumming has been an enriching experience for my whole class. The drumming session allowed me to assess my class’ concentration, sequential and rhythmical skills.”

Hillary Evans – Grade R teacher
Scottsville Primary School

“Your team brought tremendous energy and spirit to our team build and we all had a GREAT time, and when I looked around the room as people were drumming their hearts out, EVERYONE WAS SMILIING. Thank you for making it such a huge success!”

Neerashni Mahabir – HR Officer
East Coast Radio