Bristol Drum classes

Bristol samba drumming

Samba drum teacher Bristol

We hold drum classes on Wednesday evenings in Bristol, taught by Jordan. The classes are beginner friendly and we will endeavour to accommodate your requirements. No experience is necessary. Drums are provided. Arrangements are taught by ear and by copying. We  have a video playlist to help with learning.

Class dates

Generally 10 week terms in winter, summer and autumn. Check the calendar and Facebook page for dates.



  • Doors open at 6.10pm
  • 6.30-7.30pm Fundamentals (beginners) class
  • 7.40-8.40pm Dance class
  • 7.45-8.45pm Performance drumming in main hall
  • 8.50-9.10pm Drumming for dancers in main hall


  • Google map.


Block price is £70 for 10 classes ( or £77 if you are paying for the extra class this term – beginning 15th Sept.)
If you know you cannot attend the full 10 weeks, please use the drop in price of £8.50
  • Attending both sessions + £2 per  additional session

Payment via cash or bank transfer (contact us for details).


Cancellation Policy

For pay as you go bookings:
Please note, once booked, if you wish to cancel your place in a class you must do it at least 24hrs before the start of the class. Contact with the class and your details to cancel.
For Block Bookings:
Unfortunately, we can’t change or refund individual sessions from a block booking. If you find you can’t attend a class, but are able to let us know, we will always appreciate it


Members are welcome to come and perform with us if they feel happy to do so. There is no obligation to perform if you come to the classes.

We perform at festivals, street parties, carnivals and weddings throughout the year. Summer is usually the busiest time. For many of us performing is the highlight of being in the Sambistas and there are some perks in terms of food and drink and free tickets into events. We are keen to share that experience with new members. Performing is the most fun when you feel comfortable with the material. That is best achieved by coming to the classes each week. Performances page.