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Learn to play the didgeridoo with our music and singing courses in Sydney.

If you want to learn about playing the Didgeridoo in Sydney, then this course is for you. Learn the didgeridoo In a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Enjoy learning the principles and techniques of playing this ancient instrument which is believed to have been developed between 1500 and 2000 years ago.

Our fantastic and charismatic tutor played the didgeridoo with Midnight Oil in Australia and the USA and was the ‘frontman’ for the band ‘Gondwana’ which launched the first album of contemporary didge music. He has also performed in solo concerts around the world and will share wonderful yarns and anecdotes between blowing sessions on the instrument.

Initially, in this course, there is a strong emphasis on exploring the history, cultural and environmental background to set the scene for fully appreciating this remarkable instrument and its capabilities in terms of both its scope of vibrations, audio frequencies and octaves and its benefits to the player.

Outcomes

By the end of these didgeridoo lessons, you will have:

  • an understanding of the history and cultural associations of the didge
  • an understanding of the scope of the didgeridoo as an instrument
  • an understanding of the concept, benefits and practice of circular breathing
  • learned to play basic rhythms

Ideal for

This course is designed for everyone. No experience necessary.

Course content

  • The history and cultural associations with the didgeridoo
  • The scope of the instrument and its range of possibilities
  • Breathing techniques
  • Playing techniques including sniff, squeeze and push
  • Variations to achieve different sounds and rhythms

Please bring to class

  • If you already have a didj, bring it with you. But please be aware that some didgeridoos are sold as souvenirs and are not good sound instruments.
  • If you do not already own a didj, you may want to request to borrow an instrument or purchase one for $100 from your tutor Charlie.

Please email customer.service@scc.nsw.edu.au if you want to borrow or order yours one week before the course starts.

Please note, we can supply a small number of didgeridoos and didgeribones for use during the class sessions, but you will need your own to practice between classes.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: Charlie is a great teacher and mentor. Learning from a legendary artist was a tremendous privilege. Looking forward to an advanced class being offered

  • said: It was great to be taught by an expert in his field. His anecdotes about indigenous culture also added a lot of depth to the lessons.

  • said: Really enjoyed this class and picked up a lot pretty quickly. Charlie is a great teacher and certainly a character that keeps the class entertained whist learning.

  • said: Learning something new to me with a group of smart, funny, interesting people.

  • said: The teacher Charlie with all his knowledge made the course a great learning experience with many interesting stories and Didgeridoo rhythms.