NEW online cajon school

skypecajonschoollogoSo this is the year that I will officially start up my long awaited online Cajon School.

I have had so many requests from all over the world to start this up, and I am so happy that I have enough free time in my schedule to get this going!

The online school will kick off with 2 classes a week at different times, one to accommodate EU time zone and the other to accommodate countries with a different time Zone like the USA.

There is a limited amount of space in each class so make sure you register for your space in the class as soon as possible. We aim to start up the classes within the next 2 – 3 weeks, we will commence once we have enough students enrolled to make the classes viable. 

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Date and times:

Mon 7:30pm – 8:45pm GMT

Mon 11:30pm – 12:45pm GMT

Are Mondays these times impossible to make?

You could join our physical cajon classes live via Skype on Tues and/or Wed !

Get in touch for more info.

Course duration:

Each course will last 5 weeks, 1 lesson a week.

You can either enrol to all 5 courses or drop in (subject to space available)

Enrollees will get first priority on all spaces.


£35 for 5 weeks (£7 per lesson)Enrolment

Drop in

£9 per class

Payment methods
 Payment will be taken via BACS/direct bank transfer or paypal. 
(please note that all bank or paypal fees need to be covered by the payee)
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Course information:

During the first 5 week course, we will look at the fundamentals of the cajon, such as the correct technique and hand stroke position, posture, different sounds etc.

We will learn a few very useful ex and techniques that you will keep with you for life and learn a range of cool grooves from different musical genres.

We will also look at how to apply our new grooves to a musical setting with other instruments and musicians.

Get feedback from Heidi as you progress during the lessons and share what you learn with other cajon players around the world.

Be part of our cajonbox family!

It is advisable that you enrol for the entire course to take full advantage of the classes.
If you drop in or miss a class during the course, it would be your responsibility to catch up to the rest of the group.
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What you would need

You would need access to the internet, a webcamera and a web microphone. No previous musical or cajon experience needed! Of course having a cajon would be important, but you don’t need one to start, remember that the cajon is just a box and if you can somehow simulate one, then by all means, don’t let the fact that you don’t have a cajon stop you from learning, after all, it’s more about getting your hands used to the technique as a beginner. Good manners is also essential for joining the classes, anyone who is disruptive or disrespectful will be asked to leave the ‘classroom’:-)

Please note that all details on this course is subject to change.
The courses will only proceed if there is a minimum amount of students enrolled to each course.

Get in touch to book your space now! 

Write to us at


Would you consider taking Skype cajon lessons?

Share your thoughts below!

101 Replies to “NEW online cajon school”

  1. Rich

    Definitiely – next best thing to being there in person for a lesson! I am just learning to play this instrument and I also want to teach my 3 boys.
    I appreciate the videos Heidi, and I am a big fan of world music and look forward to hearing more Fernandos’ Kitchen music.
    Happy Holidays to you and all!!

  2. Diego Solis

    Hi, I’m interested in the Skype Lessons, please send me information about it to my email. I’m ready to start. Please let me know when is going to started. Thanks

  3. Peter den Boogert

    When do we start? I hope the skype connection is of good quality! I dont even have a Cajon. Please give me good advice!

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hey Peter!
      I start with Skype lessons in January ok!!! It gives you some time to get a cajon, why not get one of my Cruz cajons, they are great! 🙂
      I’ll let you know as soon as lessons on skype start!

  4. Tarek

    Hi Heidi,
    I also would appreciate Skype hours. I worked through all the beginner lessons 🙂
    But the intermediate lessons are a lot of work for me.
    I am from Germany and my English is not the best 🙂
    I play a Valter blackbox and would love to learn more from you.
    best regards

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Well done, you worked through all the lessons??? Thats great! I am proud of you, many do not go all the way, and I must congratulate you on this! Your english is great too, don’t worry!
      I will let you know as soon as I start up the Skype lessons!
      Heidi Joubert

      • Tarek

        Hello Heidi and happy new year!
        Yes…all the beginner lessons and know i am working on the intermediate ones. This is not soooo easy 🙂
        Lovin it! But it is hard 🙂
        Looking forward…

  5. Victor

    I would love to learn from you personally. Can’t find a good cajon teacher in this part of the world. Let me know when the program is up.

  6. Mel

    I cannot make to your classes on Mondays and east london is a bit far for me too so Skype lessons sound great. Please let me know details. Dankie

  7. Tamiko Crump

    Hey Heidi. I’m a keyboard player for a church but I’m buying a cajon in 3 weeks. This is due to fact that we don’t have a drummer so I figured I’d buy a cajon to help out my worship team when I’m not playing keys. However, I’ve never played a cajon in my life. So I’m going to have to trust in God that he will teach me and having some Skype lessons from u wouldn’t hurt 😀 Please keep me posted, thanks.

  8. André

    I am an absolute beginner and Skype-lessons would be great. I am absolutely interested. So I am looking forward to hearing from you once the details are clear.
    Thanks in advance,
    P. S. Hope you understand my poor english 🙁

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hello Renen, classes are set to start end Jan, prices and details will be up in a bit, I suggest you sign up to cajonbox newsletter to stay updated with all the details! 🙂

  9. james

    I play bongos with sticks and guitar,need to get a grip on cajon in a month for a gig. Please advise on skype lessons. Great site!

  10. Jeff

    Built my own Cajon after hearing about the instrument for the first time this past summer. Bunch of us get together and play music on a river island nearby all summer on the weekends. Great time for a Cajon, was always just a bunch of guitars. Now i need some lessons. Pressure is on now. 🙂
    Surprisingly the Cajon came out real nice. I like the sound. I think i will really love playing it. Childhood dream of being a drummer, partially fulfilled.

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Excellent news Jeff!!! Yes now those bonfire nights can have some beats, there sued to only be space for guitarists, aaah the wonderful days of the future! 🙂 Let me know how you fare with your playing!

  11. Dave Breckenridge

    I was given a cajon at Christmas. I have never played percussion before and am an absolute novice (struggling with coordination!). I have been really impressed by your videos and think that lessons via skype would be useful – I can’t find any lessons in and around Edinburgh.

  12. Tim Daniels

    This sounds like a good idea.
    1. Will this be a one to one Skype session? (free Skype)
    2. How is the time zone issue covered?
    3. Is a video file of the session available?
    4. Can I apply the class towards my PhD? (just a fun question.)
    I am waiting for my Cruz piano string cajon to arrive (California) to join the other instruments.

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Helloooo Tim!!
      Firstly thanks for supporting cajonbox and for purchasing a Cruz cajon, I look forward to when you receivbe it and play it with much delight!
      As per your questions, they will all be covered once I have all the details down(Just started up our London can Cambridge cajon school and it has taken most of my time and energy), but it’s almost set up and I will let you know all these answers as soon as I have the whole thing set ok! 🙂

  13. Jay Verma

    Hello my name is Jay, I am 15 years old and I have had my cajon for about 7 months, I am very keen to progress on my cajon playing, I also play the drums(kit). Ive really enjoyed watching your tutorials and I am very interested in your online skype lessons 🙂
    Please can you let me know when you are likely to start giving lessons. I would have loved to have come to your group lessons in leytonstone but sadly it is just too far 🙁
    Thanks again 🙂

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hey Jay!
      Great to hear from you! I will defo let you know about my online cajon school once I got the details. Just out of curiousity, would it be easier for you to attend one of our cajon classes if we held it in central London? I am considering moving our cajon school more cetral for the next cajon course.

  14. Jörg

    Hi Heidi,
    I wish you a happy new year.
    Your page is great and Skype is a wonderful idea.
    I Play your lessions currently on the djembe after.
    I am from Germany and my English is not the best.
    At present I have just the rumba, but somehow hears the clock to something different if you’re playing fast.
    Do you play then the ands just as ghost?
    Many greetings from Hannover

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hello so nice to hear from you!!!
      I like that you even use my lessons on the djembe, and why not!!! 🙂 Ole! As per your question, I found it a bit difficult to understand what you are asking… but I assume you mean if I plkay my ghost notes very soft? I play exactly the same fingers and patterns when I play the rumba fast as when I play slow, but when I play fast I have a lot more control over adding the ghost notes much soter, I assume this is what makes it sound a bit different. It’s just technique, and you can easily practise to get those little ghost notes very soft!
      Please ask me again if I got your question wrong and I will try answer asap!

  15. Meg

    I can’t wait! It’s so wonderful that you’re offering this. Thank you for all your great work and inspiring music.

  16. Russia Wladimir

    Хайди здравствуй!!! Ты и твоё творчество меня просто потрясли! На днях понял, что хочу научиться играть на барабане и случайно узнал о cajon. В интернете случайно нашёл твоё видео и влюбился ! :))) В тебя и как ты играешь. Я живу в Казахстане. Это рядом с Россией. У нас кахон очень редкий инструмент. Я видел его один раз давно. Теперь очень хочу приобрести этот инструмент, чтобы играть. Спасибо за видео!!! Ты можешь на сайте сделать видео уроки, для тех, кто только приобрёл инструмент??? Я бы с удовольствием начал по ним учиться. Видео для начинающих. Удачи!!! Спасибо!!!! Привет от русских! Пока!

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Thanks for your comment! Unfortunately I do not understand russian, so I translated it online, here’s what I got:
      Хайди hello!!! You and your work me have simply shaken! One of these days has understood, that I wish to learn to play a drum and has incidentally learned about cajon. In the Internet has incidentally found your video and has fallen in love!:))) in you and as you play. I live in Kazakhstan. It near to Russia. At us кахон very rare tool. I saw it once for a long time. Now very much I wish to get this tool to play. Thanks for video!!! You can make on a site video lessons, for those who only has got the tool??? The beginnings I’d love to on them to study. Video for beginners. Success!!! Thanks!!!! Hi from Russian! Bye!
      Well, I suppose the translator isn’t very good because I can’t really understand everything you are asking, If you want to rewrite to me in english I can answer ok! But thank you very much for the nice compliments and the comment, I hope you learn fast, it’sgreat to know someone in Khazakhstan is learning from my videos!!!

  17. Diego Solis

    Hi Heidi, I was sending you emails before about skype cajon lessons, please let me know when this lessons start it.

  18. George Drew

    Hi Heidi,
    as I’m located in rural Scotland I would be very interested in your Skype lessons, please send me the details.

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hey George
      If you send me an email at, then I can send you a little form which you should fill out, ti will help me to determine the best times and days for doing the classes! The sooner the better, as we are hoping to have everything sorted and everyone enrolled to start within the next 2 weeks! 🙂
      Rural area in scotland huh! That sounds fab…… 🙂

  19. Chuck McLaughlin

    I’ll be 85 years old in June and have been playing Congas and Bongos for around 10 years. Started playing the Cajon (or trying to) about a month ago and find it a great instrument. I’m having trouble though notating your Bossa Nova heel strokes and wonder if you can tell me whether there are two beats between each pair of heel strokes or one. I assume you start the pattern with one heel stroke and then follow with pairs, with the cycle ending on one heel stroke. Hopefully I’m making myself clear. I’m also interested in your Skype lessons. I live in Nehalem, Oregon in the U.S. and wonder how your will handle the difference in time.
    Thank you sincerely for sharing your expertise.

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hey Chuck
      thanks for the comment. Yes you start with 1 beat on the bass, just like you say! 🙂 I will be posting up a video on how to do this rhythms with just the hands, it might be easier to do! As per online lessons, I am in the final planning stages so if you are interested, you should send me an email so I can send you a from that will help me to find the right time and day for doing these classes, hope that makes sense! Email me at

  20. Steve Sutton

    Hi Heidi I am very interested in Cajon lessons on line keep me posted.
    I have been playing Cajon very badly for about a year now and was a singer in a Christian worship band and we needed a drummer because ours left and I tried the Cajon which fits I think better acoustically than a drum set, I am just about keeping up need to get more patterns under my belt.

  21. Jo

    Hi Heidi, I am in Johanneburg, definitely interested. We have been investigating visiting you when funds permit. In the mean time this would be perfect.

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hey Jo from Jo burg!!!
      Must be warm down there now! I miss my biltong! alot! but I supose the frustration of not having it here in the uk has made me start bashing boxes, so hey, not a bad thing!! haha!!1
      I’llkeep you in the loop, I am still awaiting to get the forms back from everyone and set up details.

  22. Claudia

    Hi Heidi.
    I’m from Sicily and I’m waiting for start Skype lessons! 😉
    PS: You’re fantastic! I always watch your videos on youtube while I play my cajon.

  23. Richard Lee

    Hi, I’ve been playing cajon for about a year, i live in the u.s and where i’m located their are no cajon players to practice with. Would like to take skype lessons. Need to work on my rolls, my rolls are awlful. Maybe you’ll have some advice on perfecting the heel-toe technique on the cajon. I’m also intrested in buying a cajodoo. Which one do you think is the most useful?
    Love your music!!!
    Richard Lee

  24. Dragon Lady

    Really interested in the online classes. I have never played percussion instruments but had a fasination after I heard a band with a Cajon drum. Bought one and immediatley began playing. I am fortunate to have good friends in bands and they have been inviting me to play with them every Wed and Sun. LOVE IT but really want to learn to be able to play better. Thank you!

  25. wei wei goh

    Yes! I am very interested in taking the onlie classes. i am from Malaysia.
    Thank you for sharing it.
    wei wei

  26. Ciara

    I am stationed in Japan and don’t know where to go for Cajon lessons so online ones would definitely help. Please sign me up!

  27. Susan Snyder

    Yes! I live in Austin, Texas, and I could do that UK time on Tuesdays. Please keep me posted! Cheers, Susan

  28. Lee Clarke

    Coming in contact with your cajon playing has made my day. Thank You for your simple effectiveness in teaching cajon. Please let me know about Skype lessons and any instructional videos your offering.

  29. Joe Visitacion

    I so can’t wait for the online courses. That is such a good idea. Just wanted to say that I’ve always wanted to play the cajon since 2009 when I first heard about them, but coming across one of your videos a few months ago actually made me go out and buy one. Been playing hip-hop grooves and now want to learn even more because you make it seem easy to learn them the way you teach it. So, from Sacramento, CA in the US I’m ready. Have you thought about recording the sessions and posting them or something? Just a thought.

  30. Andrew Linderer

    Hey, Definitely interested in online lessons. Not sure how to sign up though. I’m in the US. Not sure about time differences but I can probably make it work.

  31. Bob Mauterstock

    I am very interested in online Cajon lessons. I am here on the east coast of the USA and hope we can work someting out for US students. Please let me know if you are starting.

  32. Andrew Linderer

    Have these lessons started? I feel like i’ve hit a wall in my playing. Struggling to find some intermediate lessons. I see basic stuff all over the web that’s just boring and super advanced stuff that I just can’t keep up with.

  33. Danny

    I’m interested in ONline Classes. I’m an intermediate Conga player (maybe 1,500) hours, have recently bought a Meinl and have been practicing all of your videos. Committed to taking it to the next level. Live in Pittsburgh.
    Thank you and keep up the great Licks!,
    – Danny

  34. Bob Ketterlinus

    I am learning Cajon (I play stringed instruments now) and would love to take online lessons. I am in Philadelphia, PA, USA East coast. I take Mandolin lessons online at and love it! Maybe you can teach there too (they have percussion instructors but not Cajon) Thanks for the free lessons too and your wonderful music!

  35. Conleth Donnelly

    Hi, I’m getting a cajon for Christmas but I live in the country in Northern Ireland and don’t know anywhere close by that I can get lessons. I would love the opportunity to attend the online Skype lessons. I look forward to working through the online videos when I get my hands on my new cajon – Happy Christmas!

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hey Conleth! Skype lessons might very well be starting up along with my London cajon courses, on Tues from the 14th Jan. I hope you are signed up to my newsletter to stay updated to all the details coming up this week!

  36. Colin Gibson

    Hi. I would certainly do this. I did not sign up for the London lessons because it would be too much in my schedule to get over to the venue after work and then home to see the family. Online is perfect!

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hey Diego
      The online school is now going to be happening in conjunction with my physical cajon classes in London, which is every Tues from 7pm – 8:30pm. We’ll be streaming the lesson live via my youtube channel and it won’t be expensive to join in the class via the Youtube stream.
      This is now going to be set up and we’ll start up in 4 weeks time when my new courses start up in London. The course will last 10 weeks, there will be a beginner course and an improvers course for people with some previous playing experience.
      I will keep you updated as to when enrolment for this will start and all the details!

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hey Diego
      You should check out my youtube channel, I have 40 video lessons on youtube you can watch and more coming very very soon! We are updating our ‘cajon lessons’ page so soon I can send you the new details but not yet.

  37. dan cardella

    Hello Heidi,
    can you please tell me how I can join the online classes?
    I’ve previously sent you an email if you’d care to send me an email.
    thank you,

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hey Dan!
      Apologies for not getting back to you, we are still setting up our online system, I will certainly let you know when we will start!
      We’re thinking of starting within the next month!! Almost there! 🙂

  38. Kyla Lakheeram

    Hello, Heidi!
    Depending on whether or not I have time after school, I may be interested in joining your Skype cajon classes. I have a few questions though.
    1. Are children (I’m only 12) allowed to join the classes?
    2. Do the classes require any past experience in drum/cajon playing?
    3. Does time difference matter? (I’m from a little Caribbean island called Trinidad)
    4. What cajon would you recommend that I get as an inexperienced beginner?
    Thanks in advance,
    Kyla L. 🙂
    PS I accidentally posted this comment on the Cruz Cajon page as well because I thought I was on this one. Sorry!

  39. Lorena Garcia

    Hola Heidi!
    Soy de Puerto Rico y estoy interesada en tomar clases por internet via Skype. Siempre me ha gustado la percusión pero nunca he tomado clases. Toco el bongó pero de oido, nunca he tomado clases. Esta navidad me regalaron mi primer cajon, y la verdad que me gustaría aprender como tocarlo formalmente. Navegando por internet vi tu youtube channel y me encantó. Por favor, me gustaría saber cuando comienzan las clases para matricularme! Así tan pronto me convierta en una experta me compró un cajon como el tuyo!

    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Ole Loreno! Es un gran palcer! ahoro no tengo Classes en el internet pero muy pronto!! I will let you know as soon as we start up chico! 🙂 un abrazo desde Londres

      • Rafael

        Hey Heidi,
        When will you have online cajon classes? Do you have a teaching book or DVD? I know you have the videos but I would love to get some classes.

        • Heidi Joubert Post author

          I am going to release my DVD and booklet very very soon, and then we will start up our online classes again!
          I suggest you sign up to my mailing list to stay updated on when this will happen! 🙂 So exciting!

    • Mary Figueroa

      Hey Lorena! Soy de Puerto Rico tambien! Fajardo! De que parte eres? A mi me encanta la percusion pero nunca he cojido clases tampoco. No se tocar pero si se que si me lo propongo me saldria bien! Maybe despues montamos una bandita por ahi para llegarle a las Sance!!!

  40. david

    hi. could you tell me when your next online course will be starting. I work shifts so I might have to drop in when I can.
    in the meantime Im enjoying your lesson videos. Im waiting for my cruz cajon to arrive. I have an intermediate level acoustic drum kit, intermediate electronic kit and intermediate cajon so im very excited about stepping up to a top quality cajon.
    when I started drum kit I bought a rudiments training dvd by tommy igoe called great hands for a lifetime, Ive just started using it as a learning exercise on the cajon and it seems to translate very well.

  41. Chloeewings

    Hello! I would like to start Skype sessions for cahon. Which weekday evenings will you be holding sessions?! Chloe x

  42. Anoop

    I would love to join in. I am from India and can work out a time with you. Please let me know when you start please..


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