Drum Up Big celebrates cultural diversity by sharing the joy of playing the Djembe, a traditional drum of the Mandingue people of West Africa.   We are committed to drumming as a cultural and educational resource and as a means of personal expression. We recognise the positive benefits to well-being that result from connecting with others through the shared experience of drumming.
Drum Up Big is based in Cairns in the spectacular tropical Far North of Queensland, Australia.

Contact us for:

•African Drumming Classes (djembe, dunduns)
•Team Building Drumming
•Drumming Entertainment
•Drumming Programs for Young People
•Drumming Programs in Remote Communities
•Drumming Retreats ('Beat Camp')
•Drum Sales, Repairs & Advice

Team-building through music is a fun and energizing way to break down barriers and build relationships. For a team to make music successfully, they need to listen and communicate with each other and work cooperatively. When a team can make music, it shows that each team member is listening, responding and participating effectively.

Ensemble drumming is a particularly effective means for allowing people to express aspects of their personality in a context other than the office environment, which naturally promotes friendship. It is an exciting ice-breaker for team members and an experience that they will remember forever.

Surprise your team with the memorable experience of a Team-Building Drumming Session with Drum Up Big.

Recent clients include Flight Centre, the Sports, Recreation and Community Development Branch of Cairns Regional Council, The Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI), Cairns Convention Centre, AQIS (Australia Quarantine Inspection Services) and Australia’s Olympic bronze medal winner, ‘The Stingers’ (Women’s Water Polo Team).

Recent clients’ Comments:

"Hi Tara,
Just a short note to thank you and your team for the drumming session provided at the completion of our team dynamics workshop yesterday. Not only was the activity particularly enjoyable and challenging in the best sense, the sight of our team creating rhythms, working in unison toward a shared goal and having fun together provided a wonderful, practical demonstration of many of the theoretical concepts addressed earlier in our day. Your obvious enthusiasm for the drum is infectious!"
Murray Korff Assistant Regional Manager - Far North, Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS)

"This was a great way to finalise our pre-Olympic camp, and reinforce the impact a team can have when everyone focuses on their job! We couldn't stop drumming all night!"
Georgia Ridler, Sport Psychologist Australian Olympic Women's Water Polo Team