Information about the classes at Drumz Austin

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!


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.