Information about the classes at Drumz Austin

Monday, April 20, 2015

                           DRUMZ Hand drumming Class Schedule for Spring ll 2015                                        
  Create!   Communicate!    Express!  Connect!
Join us for another session of hand drumming classes with teacher Sherry Gingras starting April 
23rd at DRUMZ, 3700 1/2 Kerbey Lane! Remember, we all have rhythm and we all share a basic human need to express and share rhythm in our lives! Learn the basics of rhythm and hand drumming as we explore the fundamentals, learn traditional West African rhythms and songs, AND create in the moment music pieces together in a safe and supportive circle at the ending of each class! Music feeds the soul and frees the spirit! Don't miss the chance to find and explore the musician who lives inside of YOU! All classes are taught in six week sessions and cost: $100 Drums provided for beginner level class. Classes taught by longtime hand drumming teacher and Drumz owner, Sherry Gingras. Sherry is the founder and Director of the Djembabes Drumsong Ensemble and the Drumsistas Performance Class.

           TUESDAY EVENINGS – The Drumsista 6 week Sessions begin May 12th-7-8pm      

Wednesday Evenings

Beyond Beginner Djundun classes- For those students who want to play the big African bass drums ( sticks will be available for purchase or bring your own. Djunduns will be provided or bring yours!) 6:45pm-7:45pm  Begins April 22nd $100 for 6 weeks.

Beginner Djembe- “Exploring the Magic of Hand drumming” for those students just starting off on the drummer’s path and those who are novices 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 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 April 22nd!
Saturday Mornings
Beginner Hand drumming, Exploring the Magic! Join us for this introduction to the art and magic of drumming as a language for the spirit!  Drumming for fun and for creative self-expression! 10-11am on Saturday mornings for six weeks starting April 25th h.

Intermediate Djembe and Djundun Classes This class is for Intermediate/Advanced level students who have been studying the music of West Africa at Drumz or with another teacher.  This class works with more complex rhythms and at a fast pace so please call the instructor, Sherry Gingras, at 453-9090, if you are interested in joining this group. Meets 11:15am-12:15pm.  Starts April 23rd.
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