Information about the classes at Drumz Austin

Saturday, July 07, 2018





DRUMZ Hand drumming Class Schedule for SUMMER 2018!
Connect!   Create!   Communicate!    Express!
                    Please join us for the new session of hand drumming classes at DRUMZ starting Wednesday evening11th! Classes are in 4 or 6 week sessions. 
             We meet weekly for an hour unless otherwise noted.. Cost per regular session is $100.  The expression and sharing of rhythm is our birthright and is a basic human need! Rhythm is a natural part of who we are as human beings and everyone has a natural sense of rhythm….when we walk we express rhythm…when we talk we express rhythm…when we breathe we express rhythm…everything inside of us and every thing around us is in rhythm all the time! Come learn the basics of rhythm as we explore the fundamentals, learn a traditional West African rhythm and song, AND end each class with an impromptu in-the-moment rhythm we create together a safe and supportive circle of new friends!Music feeds the soul and frees the spirit! Don’t miss this opportunity to discover and explore the musician who lives inside YOU! 

         
Monday in Briarcliff  Afternoons at 4pm!
 Women’s All level hand drumming class in Briarcliff ( Lake Travis area) 4-5pm. Call Sherry at 512-453-9090 for details. Begins July 9th at 4pm.$100

Wednesday Evenings
Beyond Beginner Djundun classes- For those students who want to play the big African basss drums ( sticks will be available for purchase or bring your own. Djunduns will be provided or bring yours!) 6:45pm-7:45pm  Begins July 11th .$100 for 6 weeks. 
Beginner/Beyond  Beginner- “Exploring the Magic of Hand drumming” for those students just starting off on the drummer’s path and those who have starteds and are on their way! If you have a heartbeat, you HAVE rhythm! Beginners learn basic hand technique and fun exercises to develop the techniques, some rhythm fundamentals, drum circle etiquette, tuning a drum, selecting a drum, and African rhythm and song, and some improv secrets to playing percussion well with others in a group setting. Everyone has rhythm...it is our mother tongue and music is our Universal language! Come learn a fun, primal, creative, liberating  new language~the language of the drum. Meets 8pm-9pm starting July 11th.$100 for six weeks.

Thursday mornings 10:30am-12 noon
 WOMEN”S ALL LEVEL DRUMMING INCLUDES DJEMBE AND DJUNDUN. Special 1 ½ hour class for Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level players. $150 per six week session. Starts 7/12/18

Saturday Mornings
Beginner/Beyond Beginner Djembe and Djundun Class, This class will focus on both djembe and djundun as we explore the ensemble style playing of West African music. We will also work on technique and learn exercises to help develop good hand technique. This class is good for those newly on the drummer’s path as well as those who have taken a few sessions and want to continue to develop as drummers or to expand and add djundun to their experience as we will play both in this session. Class begins July 14th and is a 4 week session. COST:$70


 Beyond Beginner/Intermediate Krin Class-The African log drum is a dynamic and exciting instrument to play!  Played with special krin sticks, this class in Krin requires some knowledge of sticking technique and some previous Krin experience. We will have a beginner Introductory level in Krin this Fall! Class begins Saturday July14th from 11:15am-12:15pm. 
 Sherry Gingras                                                                                                                                                          
Drumz, A World Percussion Paradise
3700 !/2 Kerbey Lane, Austin TX 78731                                                                                                              
512-453-9090
sdrumz@austin.rr.com               
www.drumzaustin.com
For current class schedule, click link http://drumzaustinclasses.blogspot.com


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Saturday, January 06, 2018


NEW WINTER SESSION OF HAND DRUMMING CLASSES BEGINS JAN. 16, 2018 AT DRUMZ! Celebrating community , creativity, connection, and Communication through RHYTHM!


Please join us for a six week session of classes in hand drumming and enjoy the benefits that come with learning this exciting new language, the language of the drum! These benefits include: energizing and healing  the body, mind , and spirit, releasing stress and tension, raising your spirits, opening your heart, awakening your creative juices, honing your listening and communication skills, discovering a new creative pathway for the expression of your most brilliant SELF, igniting your passion , and meeting a truly wonderful group of folks who, like you, are drawn to the drum and to rhythm! Validate that musician that lives inside you and begin to really shine. Music is our Universal language and making music together is our birthright- not for a select few , for all of us!  And if you have a heartbeat, you have rhythm! Please call to reserve your space as classes do fill up! You may pay the first day of class. MC/VISA accepted.
 
TUESDAY NIGHT~6:45pm-7:45pm
DRUMSISTA CLASS for Women…starts Jan. 16th from 6:45pm-7:45pm ! This is a Beyond Beginner/ Intermediate level class and will be a four week class this session….more or less a primer for the Performance class slated to begin on Feb. 13th in preparation for our big Public Benefit Concert on Saturday night June 2nd at Unity Church of the Hills.
The excitement and fun and camaraderie of the Drumsista experience definitely takes you to a new level in your drumming and in your living! Join us and soar!

TUESDAY NIGHT~8-9pm
KRIN CLASS from 8-9pm on Tuesday evenings. This will be a six week class and you must have your own krin for this class. The African Log Drums are stick drums and they have an amazing and wonderfully  bright and powerful and unique wood sound!  Please talk to Sherry if you are contemplating this class for the first time! It’s incredibly fun and exciting to play krin!  Sticking experience is very helpful!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT~ 8pm-9pm
BEGINNER/BEYOND BEGINNER West African Ensemble style CLASSES- Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm ( starts January 17th) and also a SATURDAY MORNING BEGINNER/BEYOND BEGINNER CLASS meets from 10am-11am, beginning on January 20th.This class covers the FUN-damentals of hand drumming and is called “Discovering the Magic of Hand Drumming” . Drumming enhances the flowering of the human spirit! Join us! Cost:$100 for six week session .

WEDNESDAY NIGHT~ 6:45pm-7:45pm
BEYOND BEGINNER DJUNDUN CLASSES- Wednesday evenings from 6:45pm to 7:45pm. Begins January 17th!
These are classes designed for those students who have already acquired an understanding of the fundamentals of playing on bass drums with sticks and have a commitment to developing good technique and practice, and are ready to move beyond the beginner level classes offered  and on to more complex rhythms and patterns! ! Drumming is not about competition, it is about being where you are and being comfortable and content in that place! We play rhythms in this level that are more complex than the Beginner level classes and bring in djundun ( bass drum) with bell pattern combinations.Cost:$100 per six week session.

THURSDAY MORNING~ 10:30am-11:30am
All Women’s “REMEMBERING RHYTHM”  ALL LEVEL DRUMMING CLASS , Djembe and the West African Ensemble . Class meets from 10:30- 11:30am beginning Thursday , Jan. 18th.

THURSDAY MORNING~11:30am-12:30pm
All Women’s Beginning DJUNDUN Class begins Thursday mornings following Djembe class from 11:45am-12:45pm.
Please bring your own djuns if you have them! Several djunduns will be available to play if you do not yet have your own!  The djuns are powerful bass drums played with sticks and they add the POWER to the Ensemble which includes djembes, shakers, bells, often balafons and krins as well!

THURSDAY NIGHT`6:45pm-7:45pm
INTERMEDIATE CLASSES-Djembe and djundun Thursday evenings from 6:45-7:45pm beginning Jan. 18th,. These classes are for students ready to move to the next level. Practice is an important part of  learning to play any instrument well and this level does require practice! Practicing your drum is FUN and deeply gratifying so for most folks practice is hardly an issue and can be prioritized even with the busy lives we lead in the modern world. This class is for students who have been playing West African-style rhythms and working on developing good hand technique  for at least a minimum of five years with  traditional solos included and the necessary memorization skills and practice to carry off these longer compositions. Please talk to me first if you are new to this class and we can decide together which class would be your very best match.


SATURDAY MORNINGS~10am-11am

BEGINNER/BEYOND BEGINNER DJEMBE & DJUNDUN CLASS meets Saturday mornings from 10am-11am and the new session begins Jan. 20th.This ”Discovering the Magic of Hand Drumming!” class is suitable for all levels of players.  Drumming ignites the human spirit and inspires the seeds of creativity within to awaken and blossome! Come and meet new friends, explore rhythm roots, learn a new language and enhance your communication skills, connect as a community, hone and deepen your listening skills, release tension and relieve stress, heal and energize your body, mind, and spirit! Simply celebrate the JOY of being alive!

SATURDAY MORNINGS~11:15am-12:15pm

BALAFON CLASS-Saturday mornings 11:15-12:15 starting Jan.20th, 2018! Come and learn the mesmerizing rhythms and melodies of the beautiful and unique West African  Balafon ….The balafon, similar in appreance to a Europran Xylophone, dates back to the courts of the Mandinka Empire and is still a popular West African instrument today.
 The Mandinka balafon, also called the bala or the balphone, is a kind of idiophone (an instrument which creates sound by vibrating. In the West, instruments like this are called xylophones. The balafon is associated with the Griot, an hereditary musicianship tradition of West Africa.

I look forward to sharing a rhythm with you soon! WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR! As 2017 has just drawn to a close may we each reflect with gratitude and reverence on the many gifts we have received and the many doorways that have opened for us throughout this last year….some with ease and some with anguish and many gracefully in between.  May we trust that they all bring us closer to the knowing that contentment with what IS , may be the greatest gift of all. May our oft times hard-earned growth in this past year move us closer to lives lived in balance, in peace, and in harmony within our selves and with each other and our world in the new year to come! And may our families, friendships, and our communities support us in gathering the courage and commitment we need to face and transmute the weight of the many global challenges we face into a collective presence of promise, creativity, and the illumination of powerful solutions.
Axe Axe…so be it…
Always love, Sherry




NEW WINTER SESSION OF HAND DRUMMING CLASSES BEGINS JAN. 16, 2018 AT DRUMZ! Celebrating community , creativity, connection, and Communication through RHYTHM!

Please join us for a six week session of classes in hand drumming and enjoy the benefits that come with learning this exciting new language, the language of the drum! These benefits include: energizing and healing  the body, mind , and spirit, releasing stress and tension, raising your spirits, opening your heart, awakening your creative juices, honing your listening and communication skills, discovering a new creative pathway for the expression of your most brilliant SELF, igniting your passion , and meeting a truly wonderful group of folks who, like you, are drawn to the drum and to rhythm! Validate that musician that lives inside you and begin to really shine. Music is our Universal language and making music together is our birthright- not for a select few , for all of us!  And if you have a heartbeat, you have rhythm! Please call to reserve your space as classes do fill up! You may pay the first day of class. MC/VISA accepted.

TUESDAY NIGHT~6:45pm-7:45pm
DRUMSISTA CLASS for Women…starts Jan. 16th from 6:45pm-7:45pm ! This is a Beyond Beginner/ Intermediate level class and will be a four week class this session….more or less a primer for the Performance class slated to begin on Feb. 13th in preparation for our big Public Benefit Concert on Saturday night June 2nd at Unity Church of the Hills.
The excitement and fun and camaraderie of the Drumsista experience definitely takes you to a new level in your drumming and in your living! Join us and soar!

TUESDAY NIGHT~8-9pm
KRIN CLASS from 8-9pm on Tuesday evenings. This will be a six week class and you must have your own krin for this class. The African Log Drums are stick drums and they have an amazing and wonderfully  bright and powerful and unique wood sound!  Please talk to Sherry if you are contemplating this class for the first time! It’s incredibly fun and exciting to play krin!  Sticking experience is very helpful!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT~ 8pm-9pm
BEGINNER/BEYOND BEGINNER West African Ensemble style CLASSES- Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm ( starts January 17th) and also a SATURDAY MORNING BEGINNER/BEYOND BEGINNER CLASS meets from 10am-11am, beginning on January 20th.This class covers the FUN-damentals of hand drumming and is called “Discovering the Magic of Hand Drumming” . Drumming enhances the flowering of the human spirit! Join us! Cost:$100 for six week session .

WEDNESDAY NIGHT~ 6:45pm-7:45pm
BEYOND BEGINNER DJUNDUN CLASSES- Wednesday evenings from 6:45pm to 7:45pm. Begins January 17th!
These are classes designed for those students who have already acquired an understanding of the fundamentals of playing on bass drums with sticks and have a commitment to developing good technique and practice, and are ready to move beyond the beginner level classes offered  and on to more complex rhythms and patterns! ! Drumming is not about competition, it is about being where you are and being comfortable and content in that place! We play rhythms in this level that are more complex than the Beginner level classes and bring in djundun ( bass drum) with bell pattern combinations.Cost:$100 per six week session.

THURSDAY MORNING~ 10:30am-11:30am
All Women’s “REMEMBERING RHYTHM”  ALL LEVEL DRUMMING CLASS , Djembe and the West African Ensemble . Class meets from 10:30- 11:30am beginning Thursday , Jan. 18th.

THURSDAY MORNING~11:30am-12:30pm
All Women’s Beginning DJUNDUN Class begins Thursday mornings following Djembe class from 11:45am-12:45pm.
Please bring your own djuns if you have them! Several djunduns will be available to play if you do not yet have your own!  The djuns are powerful bass drums played with sticks and they add the POWER to the Ensemble which includes djembes, shakers, bells, often balafons and krins as well!

THURSDAY NIGHT`6:45pm-7:45pm
INTERMEDIATE CLASSES-Djembe and djundun Thursday evenings from 6:45-7:45pm beginning Jan. 18th,. These classes are for students ready to move to the next level. Practice is an important part of  learning to play any instrument well and this level does require practice! Practicing your drum is FUN and deeply gratifying so for most folks practice is hardly an issue and can be prioritized even with the busy lives we lead in the modern world. This class is for students who have been playing West African-style rhythms and working on developing good hand technique  for at least a minimum of five years with  traditional solos included and the necessary memorization skills and practice to carry off these longer compositions. Please talk to me first if you are new to this class and we can decide together which class would be your very best match.


SATURDAY MORNINGS~10am-11am

BEGINNER/BEYOND BEGINNER DJEMBE & DJUNDUN CLASS meets Saturday mornings from 10am-11am and the new session begins Jan. 20th.This ”Discovering the Magic of Hand Drumming!” class is suitable for all levels of players.  Drumming ignites the human spirit and inspires the seeds of creativity within to awaken and blossome! Come and meet new friends, explore rhythm roots, learn a new language and enhance your communication skills, connect as a community, hone and deepen your listening skills, release tension and relieve stress, heal and energize your body, mind, and spirit! Simply celebrate the JOY of being alive!

SATURDAY MORNINGS~11:15am-12:15pm

BALAFON CLASS-Saturday mornings 11:15-12:15 starting Jan.20th, 2018! Come and learn the mesmerizing rhythms and melodies of the beautiful and unique West African  Balafon ….The balafon, similar in appreance to a Europran Xylophone, dates back to the courts of the Mandinka Empire and is still a popular West African instrument today.
 The Mandinka balafon, also called the bala or the balphone, is a kind of idiophone (an instrument which creates sound by vibrating. In the West, instruments like this are called xylophones. The balafon is associated with the Griot, an hereditary musicianship tradition of West Africa.

I look forward to sharing a rhythm with you soon! WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR! As 2017 has just drawn to a close may we each reflect with gratitude and reverence on the many gifts we have received and the many doorways that have opened for us throughout this last year….some with ease and some with anguish and many gracefully in between.  May we trust that they all bring us closer to the knowing that contentment with what IS , may be the greatest gift of all. May our oft times hard-earned growth in this past year move us closer to lives lived in balance, in peace, and in harmony within our selves and with each other and our world in the new year to come! And may our families, friendships, and our communities support us in gathering the courage and commitment we need to face and transmute the weight of the many global challenges we face into a collective presence of promise, creativity, and the illumination of powerful solutions.
Axe Axe…so be it…
Always love, Sherry



THE ARRIVAL OF FALL WILL SOON BE UPON US and the signs of this transition are slowly and quietly making themselves known to us through the annual and familiar shifts in Nature that bring awareness to the reality that another summer is ending. I am looking forward to the new season and the changes it brings to life...especially the enlivened plants and flowers and trees...I. too, can feel that energy surge...new beginnings...a new cycle...renewal. It is palpable in even the slightest hint of cool in an evening breeze, a change in the night sky, every slightly darkened dinner time and early morning breakfast, every lone leaf that falls or shows a tinge of Autumn's golden hue. The late summer brought with it some very harsh and dramatically high temperatures and record setting heat indexes that seemed surreal! Just as it seemed we might need to start thinking about finding another more reasonable state to live in ( just kidding!), Hurricane Harvey showed up and dropped the temperature dramatically lower and brought rains that we humans and every being still alive in these parts had desperately longed for since June! The price was high for the people and places South of us and the losses suffered on the devastated Texas Coastline will require years to recover and heal. Our hearts go out to the folks who have lost their homes and businesses and cherished possessions...their stability and balance and certainty.... their world now turned upside down and hope drowned.  May they all rise up from the wreckage of this experience with a deepened sense of what truly brings meaning and purpose to life here on Earth and what, in fact ,belongs to the realm of superficial. And may a strong sense of community arise in our consciousness and with it a commitment to respond through whatever means we we can muster, to share, to show we care and to help with the healing and well being in those places hard hit. If ever there was a time in our country when we must each search for and find ways to open and deepen our hearts, to reach across the lines and barriers we have constructed  around our differences and find our common ground with others, it s now. Helping our neighbors in need is one pathway.
One of the things I love the most about music in general, and drumming and rhythm in particular, is that it is also a very powerful and consistent pathway to bridging our differences and discovering our common ground...our connections. Drumming and rhythm deepen our connection to our own spirits and our own hearts in ways that overpower even our own resistance or trepidation around self- awareness or self-revelation or the value of our own authenticity. Eventually, if we stay on the drummer's path and delve into rhythm and the awakening of our natural rhythmic sensibility, we realize how much strength and understanding and courage and wisdom and value resides in our own unique inner being and the need to look outside of ourselves for guidance and answers begins to wane. We are free to BE more of who we ARE and we realize that simply being who we are is the greatest possible gift we could give to the world. When we release the bondage of living our lives solely by the structures and expectations imposed on us by others and trust instead our own inner knowing, we blossom...we are charged up and enlivened ....empowered to honor and develop and share our own unique gifts and talents and creative potential with the world! Fall is the perfect time to discover the magic and the mystery inherent in drumming and the exploration of rhythm and the transformative possibilities they hold might just be a key to a new way of being in relationship to your self, to others, and to all things. Community music making can be a powerful tool in rebuilding our world

Friday, July 21, 2017

  • Summertime....and the living is easy....
SUMMER ll is now in session at DRUMZ and is a shorter four week session ending the first week of August! There are some repairs happening, of fairly grand proportions,  at my location at 3700 Kerbey Lane in August and DRUMZ will NOT BE OPEN the last three weeks in August while the construction takes place! The Pilates Studio will be using my DRUMZ space for that month and I will be taking a much needed vacation! I will be resuming classes at DRUMZ on September 12th refreshed and renewed and excited to teach another year! I am hoping to do a number of exciting projects during my break ...including a new teaching DVD! The FALL 2017 SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED THIS WEEKEND! I am so grateful to each of you who have participated in the classes at DRUMZ....I have learned much from you...and enjoyed each of you SO much! I love what I do and you all have kept that love alive for 20 plus years of teaching West African style hand drumming ! I look forward to many more years and I send out my heart felt thanks for all that you have contributed to this drummer's story!
With love and gratitude, Sherry


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SUMMERTIME IS UPON US....a perfect time to begin your journey on the drummer's path and enjoy a group class at DRUMZ to enhance your playing skills and grow and develop as a confident and enthusiastic drummer/musician and LET YOUR SPIRIT SOAR! The NEW CLASS SESSION AT DRUMZ BEGINS MAY 27th! All classes are in six week sessions and cost is $100. There are always amazingly warm and friendly, supportive, enthusisastic and FUN students assembled in these group classes and many lasting friendships seem to develop in every group. It is simply the opportunity to be in a supportive and creative, non-competitive and expressive musical environment that I find fosters and strengthens community and friendship! Everyone can discover their common ground through group music making experiences. JOIN US in our celebration of rhythm and experience the joy, the energy, the spirit, and the power of connection and creative expression and community through drumming and rhythm! Private individual classes and private group classes also available.Call 512-453-9090 for more information or email Sherry at: sdrumz@austin.rr.com

SUMMER I 2017 DRUM CLASS SCHEDULE

                                                              
                               
SATURDAY MORNINGS beginning May 27th, 2017

 EXPLORING THE ART and MAGIC OF HAND DRUMMING from 10am-11am
  Join us for this class, a Beginner and Beyond Beginner level, and learn the art and magic of drumming as a language for the spirit! These classes offer drumming for sheer fun, for creative self-expression, and for a new mode of communication with others in a group setting. We will learn proper hand technique to play West African djembes and djun duns in these classes and fun rhythmic exercises to develop good technique as well as learning Traditional West African rhythms and orchestration, breaks, and solo phrases.

SATURDAY MORNINGS- Beginning May 27th from 11:15AM -12:15pm. 
KRIN CLASS- The African Log Drum. Students must have their own Krins for this class. This is a class for Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level players and definitely takes FUN to a new level! 


TUESDAY EVENINGS beginning May 30th from 6:45-7:45pm
THE ART OF SOLOING for Beyond Beginner and Intermediate level players.
 This class is for students who have stiudied West African rhythms and are ready to move on to the next level and develop skills to solo, using both traditional West African solo phrasing and skills to improvise and create your own distinctive, expressive solos. We will learn exercises to develop skills which can strengthen and enhance your solos. Please call Sherry or email: sdrumz@austin.rr.com if you have questions determining if this class is suitable for your skill level.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS beginning May 31st

DJUNDUN CLASSES from 6:45pm-7:45pm

Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level classes in the fun and powerful African Bass Drums. Students must provide their own sticks and ideally would have their own Djundun as well. A limited number of djuns are available for those students who do not yet have their own.

BEGINNER/BEYOND BEGINNER DJEMBE- EXPLORING THE ART & MAGIC OF HAND DRUMMING- 8pm-9pm
For those just starting on the drummer's path as well as those who have taken beginner level classes and are on their way in developing as drummers. We learn basic hand technique, rhythm fundamentals, exercises to develop technique, drum circle ettiquette, how to tune a drum, how to select a drum, Traditional West African rhythms and songs, and ome opportunities to play in-the-moment-improv pieces as well! We all have rhythm....it is our mother tongue! And music is our Universal language.

MONDAY AFTERNOONS IN BRIARCLIFF ( LAKE TRAVIS AREA)  Begins JUNE 5th
4-5pm

WOMEN'S ALL LEVEL DRUMMING CLASS This class is an opportunity for women to come together in rhythm and drumming and experience the joy of this fun, primal, liberating new language in a home setting in Briarcliff. Please email Sherry at :sdrumz@austin.rr.com for more information or to sign up for this class.




Monday, April 03, 2017

DRUMZ will be beginning it's 2017 Spring ll Hand Drumming Class Session this week! Saturday classes will begin APRIL 8th. There are six classes ( one per week for one hour each) in a class session at Drumz and the cost is $100 for a full six week session. Drop ins are available as well as private lessons, and private group lessons. Please call Sherry Gingras, DRUMZ owner and teacher,  at 512-791-9516 to discuss these classes with her personally. Please call to reserve your spot in these classes listed below as well. THANK-YOU for your interest in classes at DRUMZ! Drumming is an exciting new language to learn and speak and it is very accessible to all of us...truly, if you have a heartbeat, you have rhythm! Drumming is relaxing, empowering, reduces stress, revs up the immune system, increases deeper listening skills, improves memory, bolsters energy, opens up pathways to the seeds of creativity and communication and compassion....just to name a few reasons this experience is so delightful and contagious! RHYTHM IS THE SOUL OF LIFE....sharing rhythm with one another is one sure way of enjoying the human experience together and finding our common ground!


 DRUMZ HAND DRUMMING CLASS SCHEDULE FOR SPRING ll SESSION 2017


SATURDAY MORNINGS we have DISCOVERING THE MAGIC OF HAND DRUMMING Beginners and Beyond Beginner together in a djembe/djundun class from 10am-11am. We learn the basics in this class and explore the rudiments of hand drumming, basic hand technique, West African ensemble-style music and songs and rhythms, as well as exploring in-the-moment- improvisational style playing so students will be comfortable in Drum Circle style playing as well as traditional style playing. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY AND DRUMS ARE PROVIDED IF YOU DO NOT YET HAVE YOUR OWN!Class begins April 8th.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS from 6:45pm-7:45pm we have BEYOND BEGINNER DJUNDUN CLASS . This class is for students who have taken a Beginner Djundun Session or two and are ready to move on to more complex djun/bell combination patterns and rhythms and/or who have some other stick drumming experience and feel they are ready to move at a faster pace than the Beginner Djun Dun Classes. Class begins April 12th.

 WEDNESDAY EVENINGS we have another DISCOVERING THE MAGIC OF HAND DRUMMING class from 8pm-9pm for Beginner level players and Beyond Beginner players. We will have an opportunity to play outside at DRUMZ in this evening class from time to time during the warm weather months! Our curriculum is the same level as the Saturday morning classes though the rhythms and songs we learn may differ. This class begins April 12th.

**THURSDAY MORNINGS we are beginning a new WOMEN'S REMEMBERING RHYTHM CLASS starting on May 25th, a New Moon day! I have had many requests for a daytime class during the week so we are starting this class up again from 11-noon on Thursdays on May 25th! This will be an all-level class and we will play djembe, djundun, shaker, krin, and bell in this class and create some of our own rhythms as well as learning and playing the traditional music of these instruments. This is an all-level class and beginners as well as more experienced players are invited to join this class. Begins May 25th.

MONDAY AFTERNOONS  at 5pm we have a WOMEN"S HAND DRUMMING in the LAKE TRAVIS AREA  in BRIARCLIFF, out HWY 71 West near Lake Travis! This is a fun and wonderful class at a home in Briarcliff and accomodates students from the neighborhood as well as Marble Falls and Burnet and Lakeway and Bee Cave and Horseshoe Bay who do not wish to drive all the way into Austin for a class! Please call Sherry at 512-791-9516 if you would like more information on this class and/or need directions. This class begins Monday, April 11th.