Information about the classes at Drumz Austin

Sunday, October 24, 2010

NEW CLASS SESSION BEGINS OCTOBER 26th at DRUMZ! Please join us for the last six week session of classes before the holidays! Besides simply being a FUN and FANTASTIC experience and an age-old gateway to your most brilliant, shining, creative SELF, drumming and the expression of rhythm is a also a clinically proven way to relieve stress and release tension. This might be just the perfect session for you to begin your journey down the drummer's path with the quickened pace of the holiday season right around the corner! Also, we do have Gift Certificates at DRUMZ for Hand Drumming Sessions for your friends and family members who have always wanted to try it and just haven't made the leap! ( to say nothing of an amazing selection of beautiful, professional and student level drums of every description!).The Perfect Holiday Gift idea! The six weeks sessions are $90 , or $15 per class when paid in one sum, or classes are $17.50 for drop in! Please call Sherry at 453-9090 to sign up for this next session and get your name on the roster! Classes do fill up but we have openings at this time! You may pay at the first class. DRUMS ARE PROVIDED for your use in class for any of the Beginner Sessions! To move into the Beyond Beginner and Intermediate level classes it is necessary to have your own drum so that you may practice and enjoy the rhythms on your own between classes! Thank-you so much for your interest and I look forward to sharing a rhythm with you soon!
In peace and gratitude,

AT DRUMZ with teacher Sherry Gingras!

Tuesdays from 4pm-5pm
Young Drummers Percussion Class-Hand drumming class for 8-12 year olds ( though exception is made for children 6 and 7 who have percussion experience or who have expressed a strong interest in and focus for rhythm and percussion and have attention spans that would allow them to learn well in a class with mostly older children. Please call Sherry at 453-9090 to discuss!)
We learn to play West African djembes and djundun ( the bass drums which are played with sticks) as well as various rhythms intruments that accompany traditional rhythms such as bells and shekere. We also do some improvisation in this class and play many different percussive instruments in our weekly "closing rhythm". These classes are warm and supportive and we have a huge amount of fun! We learn about making music together as a conversation and we learn about LISTENING as a key to making music in a group. We learn to respect each person in our circle as important and unique and each child's participation is encouraged and supported as a valuable contribution to the whole group.
This class has performed for a public community event and we may do more of these as opportunities arise! They were truly a highlight of the event!

Wednesday evenings

BEYOND BEGINNER CLASS meets from 6:45pm-7:45Pm

BEGINNER CLASS meets from 8pm-9pm for "Discovering the magic of Hand Drumming 101"

Thursday mornings

ALL WOMEN"S THURSDAY MORNING "REMEMBERING RHYTHM" class meets from 11am-noon. This is an all-level class though it is recommended that a beginner class series be taken before joining!

Thursday evenings


INTERMEDIATE DJEMBE CLASS meets from 8-9pm. ( please speak with Sherry if you are interested in this class and have not participated in this class yet! )

Saturday morning


BEYOND BEGINNER CLASS meets from 11:15am-12:15pm