A class for WOMEN - Drum Basics

Hand / Stick Drum

No experience necessary

Start Groovin in this class that offers technique training for a variety of drum styles that use both hands and sticks (e.g djembes, conga’s, snares, toms, and bass drums). Technique practice and playing musical pieces are used to teach you about the art of drumming. African, Brazilian, Caribbean and American rhythms will be included. In each class you will have a chance to lose yourself in the beautiful rhythms and music while you play.

Wednesday 9:30-11:00 am (weekly)

Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm (weekly)

A class for WOMEN - Groov’inHeart

Hand / Stick Drum

Some drum experience necessary

This class offers technique training for a variety of drum styles that use both hands and sticks (e.g djembes, conga’s, snares, toms, and bass drums). Technique practice and playing musical pieces are used to teach you about the art of drumming. African, Brazilian, Caribbean and American rhythms will be included. In addition, the art of performing will be emphasized.

Wednesday 11:00 am -12:30 pm (weekly)

Wednesday 4:45-6:15 pm (weekly)

A class for WOMEN - Hand Drum Basics

Hand Drum

No experience necessary

In this class technique training will be shown for a variety of hand drums (e.g djembes, conga’s, and kpanlogos). Technique practice and playing musical pieces are used to teach you about the art of drumming. African, Brazilian, Caribbean and American rhythms will be included. In each class you will have a chance to lose yourself in the beautiful rhythms and music while you play. Many variations of how the drums are played will be taught.

Wednesday (1st & 3rd) 6:30-8:00 pm (every other week)

An session for WOMEN - HealthRHYTHMS for relaxation and healing

Come and explore how the sounds of drums and other percussion instruments will help you release any stress from life and leave you in a peaceful state of being. The drumming will be free style to allow for self expression and to allow for the group to blend naturally. Each session will end with a sound mediation.

Saturday (3rd) 1:30-2:30 pm (once a month)

A Workshop for Women - "INTRO" to Drumming

Hand / Stick Drum

No experience necessary

Wondering whether drumming is right for you? Give it a try in this one time workshop. Drumming is accessible. You will actually be playing a piece within 60 minutes. Both drum technique training and drum songs will be included in this workshop. You also might just find the drum style that speaks to you. Drums e.g djembes, conga’s, snares, toms, and bass drums will be included.

Sunday (1st) 3:30-5:30 pm (one time workshop - every other month)

Community / CO-ED Drum Basics (weekend)

Hand / Stick Drum

No experience necessary

A fun and healthy hobby to do. If you enjoy music then it is time to actually expand your experience with it! Come and learn basic technique for drums from around the world and experience the energy of the rhythms through your own hands. Playing music increases the benefits to your health and wellbeing e.g. improving your immune system and more. African, Brazilian, Caribbean and American Rhythms will be taught and used within the musical drum pieces we will learn.

Saturday (1st & 3rd) 11:30-12:30 pm (every other weekend)

Cost: $10.00

Community / CO-ED Drum Basics (weekly)

Hand / Stick Drum

No experience necessary

A fun and healthy hobby to do. If you enjoy music then it is time to actually expand your experience with it! Come and learn basic technique for drums from around the world and experience the energy of the rhythms through your own hands. Playing music increases the benefits to your health and wellbeing e.g. improving your immune system and more. African, Brazilian, Caribbean and American Rhythms will be taught and used within the musical drum pieces we will learn.

Tuesday 5:30-6:30 pm (weekly)

Community / CO-ED & Family Friendly - DRUM CIRCLE - DrumAsOne

No experience necessary

DrumAsOne

A variety of drums will be available to share or bring your own

A community drum circle that focuses on creating one voice out of many. It emphasizes being “In the moment”. During the drum circle we will have time to both see where the music goes by creating a collective rhythm and experience holding a rhythm that combines with other rhythms to make a drumSong.

Saturday (3rd) 6:30-8:00 pm (every other month)

Performance in Community

An event that offers class participants a opportunity to share the musical pieces they are learning with the community at large.

Private session

Smiling Drum offers custom classes for groups that are interested in exploring drumming together. Contact Marisa to discuss availability and options.