Charly van der Post

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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  • Co-director at Juma Drums, Piano Teacher
  • Bachelor of Arts in music and anthropology
  • From Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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About Me

I am co-director of a small business called Juma Drums ( We are based in Cape Town and provide drumming workshops for individuals and small to large groups. We also provide African dance, kalimba and mbira (African lamellophone) lessons. Our shop has an variety of handmade african instruments djembe drums, kalimba/nyunga-nyunga and mbira instruments.

Besides facilitating workshops with Juma Drums I work as a private piano teacher ( and I perform and record music on the piano, guitar and vocals.

I love traveling!

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing is a great way to meet like-minded travelers, adventures and musicians.


Music, art, drumming, nature, traveling, love, horse riding, jazz, anthropology, colours, outdoor life, sports, nights, learning, farms, samba, wandering, psychology, space, writing poetry, campfire evenings, freedom, philosophical conversations... !

Music, Movies, and Books

Anything I feel inspired by. Art that is made with a genuine heart.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Some great traveling experiences...
3 day trip to the highest point of Lesotho on horse back in 2010. About 8 hours on a horse every day, sleeping in a mud hut on the ground and living on peanutbutter sandwiches roasted above a fire of cowdump :) I've not eaten much peanut butter anymore since..
Working at the horse farm in Wild coast, Eastern Cape. Beach rides and the most amazing nature around every single day!
Trip in south Morocco through the mountains to the edge of the Sahara. Very hot!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share my love of music and African music :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

You are welcome to stop by Juma Drums for an African music lesson , instrument or just a chat :) Our shop and workshop venue is situated at the historical Oude Molen Eco Village in Cape Town, here there is situated a restaurant-cafe, backpackers, gardens, horse riding and several small art and crafts workshops.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Lesotho, Morocco, Namibia, Poland, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, South Africa

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