In association with


Slappingskins was created by Aaron Meli in summer 2002.
Aaron is an experienced percussion tutor who instructs and performs with djembe (West African hand drum), djun djun drums, bodhran, cajon, congas, bougarabou and darabuka. Aaron plays and performs on drum-kit and other world percussion.
Aaron's first experience of drumming came in the form of West-African traditional rhythms via Mamady Keita in Japan where he studied for over 3 years. Aaron bases many of his workshops around these traditional West-African rhythms as he has a special affinity with the djembe. Aaron services Rope tuned drums and offers a drum re-skinning service.
Aaron works with many youth groups throughout the UK and has organised teams of youngsters to perform in front of large audiences. A group from Sarn, Bridgend that Aaron tutored won "Best Musical Act" at the BCBC Young Talent Show 2004. Aaron took a School Group from Caerphilly to perform at St. Davids Hall, Cardiff in 2007.
Aaron is busy during the summer months on Carnival work and leads groups that he has tutored through processions such as the Pembroke Dock Carnival. Aaron played at Glastonbury 2010,2011 on one of the small stages and led daily drumming workshops for the festival crowd. Mannifest, Sunrise festival, and Camp Bestival are just a few of the events that Aaron has taken Slappingskins to and Aaron is a regular at Greenman festival. 2012 will be his 8th year in charge of the Kids Field Drumming.
Aaron works with Special Needs, O.T. groups, schools, team building seminars and much more. Aaron tutors regularly throughout the week at various venues for beginners and intermediate alike, coaching the Bridgend-based Weapons of Mass Percussion. (Check the news page for more info. or contact Aaron).
Aaron also tutors from home teaching drum kit and offers sound healing treatments. Aaron plays gongs and is studying to become a qualified sound healer using his voice and other textural instruments to create a relaxing and healing environment for the client. (Link to:
Aaron has been CRB-checked, has public liability insurance and is a member of the musicians union. Aaron is an enthusiastic and reliable tutor, trained by Community Music Wales.

Contact AARON

Address: Glamorgan (Mid)
CF31 4NN
Phone: 01656 721461
Fee (60 minutes): £23.00
Fee (30 minutes): £12.00

If you feel this profile contains any inaccurate or inappropriate content, please let us know.