Where do we operate? - The Drumming
Guys provide team building & drumming services throughout
SA and abroad. We have drummers operating in Johannesburg,
Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban.. and where ever required..
we gladly travel to any other areas. Enquire for more info.
Get into the groove with interactive drumming!
We come to you, bringing with us all necessary drums and
instruments. And soon you'll be making music facilitated
by our professional drummers - ideal for year-end functions,
team building, parties, tour groups, conferences, weddings...
We deliver awesome team experiences!
5 Ways to build winning Teams
1) Show appreciation for your staff. Recognise
and reward. Say please and thank you.
2) Create a sense of belonging - Build a culture
so that people feel part of a unique community - where
they can come to work and be part of a community, sharing
similar values - and make human connections with people
3) Management - Challenge your people, your team. Develop
people and give feedback - both candid and inspirational.
Your job is to develop people. Don't be too busy to
develop talent. Your job is to mentor people. To take
them to a level they never imagined.
4) Celebration. The Team that celebrates
together - stays together. Don't wait until year-end,
celebrate the "process wins" - celebrate the
small results achieved along the way. As you do that
it creates energy and momentum. And people fall in love
with your dream and vision and objectives.
more coming soon...
Team building sessions
Our team building sessions are high energy, interactive,
fun and effective. We have many years of expertise in
producing succesful events, and aim to bring you a highly
memorable & constructive team building experience. Interactive
drumming to Music
We have a soundtrack that will inspire and energise your
team, our Professional drummers will take your team on
a musical journey featuring South African classics and
contemporary Pop hits, beginning with an introduction
to the djembe drum, playing techniques and basic rhythms
- which will be used to play along to the music. Participants
are encouraged to express themselves creatively..
All the drums and sound equipment is provided. Enquire
for more info.
Interactive Gumboot Dancing Team building utilising the uniquely South African
art form of Gumboot dance, where rhythm and dance combine
to create a unique experience. Within minutes we will
have your team working together - and utimately, collaborating
in creating a dance routine together.
Dance & Middle Eastern rhythms workshop A drumming and dance team building session using
middle eastern rhythms and belly dancing, Our facilitators
will begin by teaching basic rhythms for belly dancing,
the belly dance facilitator will teach the accompanying
dances. The team can be divided into drummers and dancers,
and swap roles during the session. There are also different
accompanying dances specifically for males (which don't
require too much dexterity).
Drum and instrument making
We teach your team to make their own drums & percussion
instruments, the workshop concludes with an interactive
drumming session - since you have to experience playing
your own drums & instruments once you've completed
A unique new concept introduced by popular demand. Enquire
for more details. It's an amazing experience of sound
Drumming for Schools
From team building sessions for staff or learners, to
regular (weekly or monthly) drum classes where the aim
is to teach the subtleties of percussion techniques and
rhythms - and set learners on a path to discovering the
joys of music.
Drumming is suitable for all ages and has numerous benefits
- including developing cognitive, memory and motor skills.
The meaning of Rhythm
What is the importance of rhythm? What does it mean
Here is an excellent exposition of West African culture:
drumming, rhythms, work, drum making, dance.. and why
rhythm is the heartbeat of their culture.
"Rhythm is everything."
Team building session encore - "We want more!"
Client feedback -
"Thank you so much to you and the team for an excellent
drumming session on Friday at our team building event.
The response from our staff has been overwhelmingly
positive. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the drumming
session and it was very well conducted.
Job well done !!!"
A unique show - combining African drums, Cuban percussion
and an electrifying performance.
Client Feedback - International Luxury Hotel Owner's Conference
"Thank you very much for your performance on Saturday
night - our guests loved you
and everybody couldn't stop talking about how much fun
Drumming and Dance Performances
African drumming - The Drumming Guys
High energy West African drumming and dance. From welcome
drummers to stage performances. African drummers ensemble
- can include dancers and other performers. Performances
can be combined with interactive drumming. Gumboot Dance Showcasing the dance form that was invented
in South African mines. Also offering other SA dance
Cuban and Afro-cuban Percussion
Cuban rhythms and instruments have their origins in
Africa, but have evolved over the years into a distinct
latin sound that is associated with Salsa, Jazz and
Salsa, Latin and African Jazz bands also available.
Middle Eastern Darbuka and Zaffa drummers
Can be combined with Bellydance. Very popular with Middle
Eastern themed events.
Traditional and contemporary melodies. Can be combined
1) Get organised to feel more in control. 2) Take time off to recharge. 3) Exercise as part of your work day wind down. 4) Disconnect from devices at home. 5) Speak up if you can't cope with your workload.
medical studies have shown the health benefits of drumming,
as well as a wide range of applications.
From group drumming sessions to individual therapy - hand
drumming has been proven to be highly effective and very
versatile, and has been used in a variety of therapeutic
The Drumming Guys
was formed by Johan Botha in the early 2000's.
a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the
University of the Witwatersrand:
BA - Psychology; English & Classics
- other subjects include Latin; Afrikaans & Nederlands
Our Approach to Interactive Team Building
We can custom make team building experiences to address
your specific organisational needs.
We like Musicality,
strong rhythm, good groove and tight playing.
We have a passion for percussion!
We do not subscribe to 1950's style psychology - repeating
slogans and platitudes is counter-
We are results driven - and have every intention of making
your event a success.
A background in Psychology
has informed our approach to Team Building - and differentiates
our teambuilding sessions from our competitors. (As well
as the quality of our performance.)
We recognise that since music is primarily experiential
- we do not presume to explain how you should interpret
or feel about the experience. We believe learning should
come from within.
We believe that people are the most important element
of any business, or organisation.
We employ a human-centred approach, and our sessions also
address the social
aspects of group psychology.
Because that is what facilitates real
team development - and makes the team stronger.
Client feedback -
Johannesburg Stock Exchange (Jhb):
"Thank you very much to Johan and his team for coming
to host our drumming team building event. The drumming
was fun, energising and had the whole team dancing and
singing. Their performance was brilliant and well enjoyed
by all in the team. The drumming brought the team together
to all have fun together without considering which person
performs which role in the office, and outside we were
all just a bunch of people having fun and making music
Thank you again!"
Nativa Healthcare (Pretoria):
"As a Social Psychologist I can tell you this form
of team building really works. People normally take much
longer to begin socialising the way they are now- and
it was catalysed by your drumming session."
"Just a quick note to say thank you for the great
Everyone had such fun and it was wonderful to see our
whole department join in.
It definitely was a positive step towards Building our
Drumming Guys were chosen to do the live
drumming soundtrack for the official
FIFA 2010 World Cuptheme song.
The FIFA 2010 World Cup took place in South
Africa, the official song and video was commissioned
by the SA Department of Sports and
The video was flighted on all SABC TV channels prior
to and during the World Cup. Percussion
arrangement by Minel West Melendez
Here we are at Lesedi Cultural Village - filming the