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Learn to play the Dhol.

Price:£100.00 for 12 weeks

Age:From 8 to 18


Learn the techniques and rhythms of the traditional Punjabi Dhol drum. This 12 week course is delivered in partnership with Services For Education.

What will you learn on this course?

Learn to play and perform the Punjabi Dhol drum through a structured, professional environment through a set syllabus with a wide range of traditional and Western beats.

In these sessions, you will be taught by highly experienced tutor Harjit Singh with over 30 years of experience in teaching and performing Punjabi Folk music.

The course tuition is provided by the Head of Percussion & World Music from the multi-award-winning Services for Education Music Service in partnership with MAC Birmingham.  In 2018/19, the Music Service’s Azaad Dhol Group, directed by Harjit performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall, ICC, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Ruddock Performing Arts Centre.

We provide Dhol tuition in a fun, friendly and creative environment where you will learn and develop basic and specific techniques using the Dagga and Tilli.  Opportunities for performance and grades will be offered throughout the course, and both traditional Bhangra and classical beats will be taught.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to participants aged 8+ to adults for beginners and improvers to advanced level of playing and performing.

Whether you are someone that has never played the Dhol before or want to gain further skills and qualifications then this is the course for you.

The course may be accessible for people with disabilities. You need good upper body and manual dexterity. Students can be accompanied by their own carer or support worker and the room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

You may bring your own Dhol drum and beaters.

Are there any additional costs?


Who teaches this course?

Harjit Singh on behalf the Services for Education Music Service.

Dates & Times for the 12 week course

For more information and to book a class, visit the Midlands Art Centre website.