Do you want to learn how to drum but don’t know where to begin?
Beginner and Intermediate Hand Drum Class
Thursdays 5:30pm to 6:30pm
This is a class for adults ages 15+.
1717 W. Ontario St. – Sandpoint
At the Children’s Mental Health Building
This class is geared towards those who have little or no prior drumming experience, but also easily accommodates intermediate players.
For the warm-up we cover the basics such as holding and striking a drum, basic coordination drills.
After that we will learn and play the rhythms listed on the class handout
(see 4/4 Rhythms)
$30 per month (drop in $10)
Class size will be limited so advanced registration is recommended
- Universal hand drum techniques
- Exercises for timing and speed
- Poly-Rhythms and Improvisation
- Community Drum Circle Confidence
This means that the class focuses on those aspects of drumming that are universal to most any drum or drumming tradition that utilizes hand drumming.
Students are not bound to any specific tradition and learn how to create their own rhythms as well.
Although the class is primarily taught on djembe drums (provided), the goal of the class is to teach people to play any hand drum with confidence and flare in any situation (drum circle, on stage, alone, etc.).
Want to get involved but don’t have a drum?
Not a problem! We can provide you with an authentic African Djembe.
Cathy Ross, Music Teacher
Participants in this class will experience:
- Drum Circle Etiquette
- Handing Techniques
- Listening Skills
- Drum Sounds
- Experiential Percussion
- Simple Rhythmic Patterns
- Group Dynamics
- Poly rhythm
Here are some samples of the types of rhythms
that we work with in class.
Drum Repair is now available in Sandpoint
Drum Tuning is now available in Sandpoint
Questions and/or comments
are always welcome.
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