THE African drum workshops of the Oxford Rhythm Centre are making a big noise in Witney every week.

Kim Gajraj and Lukasz Lisak started teaching African drumming a year ago at The King’s School after returning from Senegal, where they spent an intense month learning the art from a drumming master.

Miss Gajraj, 24, is in her last year at Oxford University learning French and Spanish, but their business has grown and in January they will be starting a new beginners’ class in Witney.

She said: “Hitting a really big drum really energetically and making a lot of noise can be really relaxing at the end of a hard day.

“People like playing the djembe because they learn about music theory, but in a fun group atmosphere.

“These workshops are really popular and people keep coming back.”

As well as their regular Witney class and after-school clubs for children, the pair also offer one-off lessons, as executive team building exercises or just for parties.

At the moment, they teach about 100 people a week at the school in New Yatt Road but hope to start teaching more people in the new year.

To find out more email or call Kim Gajraj on 07811 041308.