About

Both Michele and Karen have developed a unique facilitation style and have a combined teaching experience of over 25 years to a wide range of environments.
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Karen Wray


Karen has been a percussionist for over 20 years and has her roots in the Middle Eastern drum called the darabuka. The progression to African drumming has allowed her to teach and facilitate the layered rhythm system which is unique to African drumming. Karen’s ability to blend the 2 cultures adds clarity and depth to her teaching.
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Michele Marie


Michele’s great love of percussion and joining others in rhythm through drum circles was originally inspired through spending some of her childhood in America during the Mowtown era. She has played and taught African Rhythms since 2000, with African masters as her teachers. Michele is particularly known for her patience with beginners and her joyful teaching style.
Testimonial

Testimonial

  • Absolute fun, joy and a wonderful experience”, Drum4Fun offered amazing entertainment for our recent events. No fuss, just superb contemporary drumming. The event was better than we could ever have wished for. We would recommend Drum4Fun to any company who want the best possible experience for their guests. We received a very personal first class service from start to finish and would recommend these services without hesitation.Thanks Drum4Fun for entertaining our guests and capturing beautiful memories.

    NATALIE MOUTIA
    - NATALIE MOUTIA
    FOUNDER ‘SUCCESS WOMEN’S NETWORK’ – MARCH 2013
  • I feel connected to the group, everyone is so supportive – everyone opens up and is friendly and I think the drumming does that. For me it is healing and I go because I love it and I have discovered that I have a talent so now I’m addicted. Karen and Michele are amazing and break it down so it’s easy to pick up.

    MEGAN CAMERON
    - MEGAN CAMERON
    DRUM4FUN STUDENT
  • Michele and Karen’s experience, enthusiasm and passion offered me the opportunity to STOP – to play, to discover and to have fun with other like minded women – It allowed me to step into a new arena filled with rhythmic joy and excitement – I highly recommend any event run by Drum4fun.

    TRICIA YOUNG
    - TRICIA YOUNG
    ART THERAPIST AND COUNSELLOR
  • Drum4fun is so amazing and incredibly addictive & once you start you won’t want to stop. It takes you to another place and the every day stresses of life are drummed away. Michele and Karen are a magnificent duo that know how to teach in very easy fun and exciting way.

    RAVEN ABULHAWA
    - RAVEN ABULHAWA
    WHOLISTIC BIRTH DOULA
  • Thank you Karen and Michele for the life-changing experiences your Drum4Fun workshops and classes have given me: I have reconnected the rhythm I thought I had lost, gained confidence through facing my fear of performing in a group and on stage, and met some really lovely people in the process.
    The experience of drumming in the group is hard to describe – the sense of connectedness with the drum, my body and the whole group thanks to the powerful vibrations from the drums; the pulsing rhythms keeping me both very present and in a meditative state; the joy, peace and vitality I feel during and after every class, no matter how tired I was beforehand. I feel so grateful. Thank you!

    DEBBY HEATH
    - DEBBY HEATH
    DRUM4FUN STUDENT
  • I have known Karen & Michele for many years and it has been a joy to work with them. Drum4Fun presents a professional attitude and has accompanied my dance classes & workshops with their unique style of drumming.
    My students are uplifted when Drum4Fun comes along to our events.

    TERASA GUINEY
    - TERASA GUINEY
    SHIMMI’S SCHOOL OF BELLYDANCE
  • My team got a lot out of Drum4fun’s board room drumming event and really enjoyed it. The rhythm helped my staff from different departments come together and appreciate their differences and work in the same direction for our clients. It was facilitated well and Michele and Karen brought in a lot of enthusiasm and energy into the session

    DARRYN FELLOWES
    - DARRYN FELLOWES
    FINANCIAL PLANNER AT SKEGGS GOLDSTEIN
  • Michele and her colleagues ran a workshop at the Westpac technology women’s forum to introduce more than 70 technology ladies (and a few men) to the benefits of drumming. It was a unique experience that touched everyone and excited many. Everyone had a fantastic time.

    Caroline Sanders
    - Caroline Sanders
    Westpac group
  • Thank you both for your energy, time and professional approach to the event, it was the perfect balance for the group

    Catherine Hadaj
    - Catherine Hadaj
    Client relationship manager – Blanchard International
  • Thank you very much to you and Karen for the wonderful workshop you have presented. Both, students and I were very engaged and have learnt a great deal about drums and drumming. They were saying to me that they wanted it longer. I hope we will be able to do more in the future.

    Stella Levinsky
    - Stella Levinsky
    Chatswood High School

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