Information about the classes at Drumz Austin

Monday, November 30, 2015

Drumz December Class Schedule 2015

We are in the last days of 2015 now and classes at DRUMZ will soon be  winding down until the new session in January 2016! Where did the year go?  So many amazing students, old and new, and so many fun & exciting classes happened in this year... it's hard to keep up with them! I appreciate each of you and thank-you so much for your support of  Drumz as a small, local Austin business and me as a teacher...I have learned much from YOU! I look forward to the remaining December classes and I know the new year will bring much joy and growth and learning for us all, through our music and through all of our experiences in life! May we find the means to access the peace and joy within and the passion and commitment to spread that peace far and wide in the year to come and may peace prevail not just on Earth, but WITH Earth, in the year to come. 

With much gratitude, Sherry

REMAINING CLASSES FOR DECEMBER 2015! If you wish to drop in on these remaining classes, please do! The new six week session of Hand Drumming Classes at Drumz will begin in January on Saturday, January 9th. Please stay tuned for the all New January 2016 Class Schedule coming soon! If you wish to be on our mailing list to receive updates on classes and workshops at DRUMZ, please email Sherry at and request that your name be added to our current class mailing list! Thank-you for your interest!

TUESDAY EVENINGS- DRUMSISTA CLASS from 6:45pm-7:45pm - December 8th and December 15th...$17.50 per class on a drop in basis. A women's drum class in West African Ensemble....dunduns and djembe. December 8th and 15th remaining....$17.50 drop in.

TUESDAY EVENING- KRIN CLASS- A class on the Krin, an African log drum played with stickes from 8pm-9pm. Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level class. Must have a krin to join this class. (Krins are available at DRUMZ in our retail shop).December 8th and December 15th. Cost: $17.50 per class.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS- DUNDUN CLASS from 6:45-7:45pm. A fun and powerful instrument, the dundun is the African Bass Drum played with sticks and creating the bass support line for the West African music. An exciting and empowering instrument to learn to play! This class is a Beyond Beginner level class. December 9th and December 16th. $17.50 per class.

WEDNESDAY EVENING - BEGINNER/BEYOND BEGINNER HAND DRUMMING- from 8pm-9pm. This class is for those just starting out on the Drummer's Path and those who have been on the path and are novices learning to play this beautiful and interactive community-style music from West Africa! Drums are provided for this class for those students who do not yet have drums of their own. Two classes remain in this sessio...Dec.9 and December 16th on a drop in basis....$17.50 per class. 

THURSDAY EVENING-INYTERMEDIATE/ADV DJEMBE/DUNDUN CLASS  from 6:45-7:45pm. Please touch base with the teacher at 512-453-9090 if you are interested in joining this class of students who have been on the drummer's path for a number of  years and are continuing to build on their skills and repertoire with continuing classes.

SATURDAY MORNINGS- BEGINNER/BEYOND BEGINNER HAND DRUMMING- ( *see listing above for Wednesday evening class at 8pm for description) 10am-11am. December 5th, 12th, and 19th remaining.

SATURDAY MORNING- BEGINNER BALAFON CLASS- 11:15am-12:15pm. Please join us for a fun class on these beautiful, melodic wooden xylophone instruments. This class is for students who have their own balafons and are familiar with West African rhythms and wish to learn about these amazing instruments that often accompany the drums and songs. Dec. 5th, 12th, and 19th remaining. 

Thursday, November 05, 2015

DRUMZ...building community, compassion, and creativity through RHYTHM!

 Hand Drumming 101"Discovering the Magic of Hand drumming"
Every Saturday at 10 am beginning November 21st & Wednesday @ 8pm beginning Nov.4th!

This is the ideal path for new students just starting out on the drummer's path as well as those who have already found their way to drumming and are just becoming more experienced and moving deeper into the art and practice of drumming. No previous drumming experience is required and all classes emphasize the balance between the value in creative individual self-expression and the value of unity and the oneness of the collective whole! Through music we break down the barriers that separate us and discover our common ground as a unified group creating a groove together while still honoring and developing our individual strengths and talents and the gifts that we bring to the circle through our own unique contributions to the music! Join us and let the musician within emerge!

Beyond Beginner Djundun Class
Every Wednesday @ 6:45pm

This class plays the big and powerful African bass drums, the three djunduns played with sticks that create the beautiful and powerful underlying bass line of the West African rhythms! We have djuns to share if you do not yet have your own and sticks are available for sale at Drumz as well, or bring your own! If you have always visioned yourself playing drumset or just find yourself sticking away on every desk, dashboard, and drum-like surface you encounter, THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU! Truly a fun and lively endeavor, playing djuns is something everyone can do with practice and it is deeply gratifying and highly expansive experience that brings you ALIVE in ways you never imagined! Join us. Please visit with Sherry at 512-791-9516 if you are interested in joining this class as it is not a beginner level but is just BEYOND beginner so may be perfect for you.

DrumSista Class
Every Tuesday @ 6:45pm

Drumsistas is an all-women's all level Drum Class that meets every Tuesday evening and plays both djembe and the djunduns. We learn many ensemble pieces from West Africa and we are building up a wonderful reservoir of music and rhythms and solo phrases to choose from for our big Spring Fundraiser concert in April. This class is not a commitment to participate in the Spring Concert but most of the women attending do plan to join in playing at the big concert In April with the Hildegirls, Susan Lincoln's big vocal ensembe because it is TOO FUN to pass up!All women are welcome to join this group though you must have your own drum and some hand drumming experience is helpful!

Krin Class 
Every Tuesday @ 8pm 
Join us for LOG DRUM class on Tuesdays and enjoy another stick drum experience from West Africa! Log drums have beautiful, natural, warm tones that are at once soothing and exciting! The rhythms are powerful and often electric! Ear plugs are recommended for this fun class with the unique log drum!Class begins Nov. 3rd.

Beginning Balafon
Every Saturday@11:15am

Balafons create the warm and mesmerizing melodies that accompany West African rhythms and songs. Made of dense hardwood with natural gourds as the resonators, these beautifully melodic instruments soothe the mind and soul in a way that is difficult to describe! There is nothing quite like playing music with others on balafon for attaining another state of being and an altered consciousness! One of my very favorite instruments, this xylophone like instrument is a wonder to play and a joy to behold!