Do you want to learn how to drum but don’t know where to begin?

Beginner and Intermediate Hand Drum Class

When?
Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm –

This is a class for adults ages 15+.

Where
1717 W. Ontario St. – Sandpoint
At the Children’s Mental Health Building

Class Description
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)

Cost
$30 per month (drop in $10)
Class size will be limited so advanced registration is recommended

Topics include…

  • 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.).

“Great class! Very fun, educational and therapeutic. Thanks!”

Marsha Venables

Want to get involved but don’t have a drum?

Not a problem! We can provide you with an authentic African Djembe.

Drumming Reduces Stress

“You keep doing this and I’ll keep coming”

Cathy Ross, Music Teacher

Participants in this class will experience:

  • Drum Circle Etiquette
  • Handing Techniques
  • Listening Skills
  • Drum Sounds
  • Experiential Percussion
  • Simple Rhythmic Patterns
  • Breathing
  • Group Dynamics
  • Volume
  • Tempo
  • Poly rhythm
  • Timbre
  • Pitch

 

Here are some samples of the types of rhythms
that we work with in class.

4/4 Rhythms

6/8 Rhythms

Drum Repair is now available in Sandpoint

Drum Tuning is now available in Sandpoint


Questions and/or comments
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