Information about the classes at Drumz Austin

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Winter I Session is now in progress through October 15th ( last Saturday class this session meets October 22nd)  NEW SESSION, WINTER II 2016,  BEGINS ON OCTOBER 25th! WINTER II will be the final Six Weeks Session for 2016! PLEASE JOIN US! MANY LEVELS AVAILABLE IN HAND DRUMMING CLASSES AT DRUMZ! All Class Sessions are 6 weeks and classes meet weekly. COST: $100 per session.  You may make up a missed class within the session by taking any other class offered in that six week session. Individual classes on a drop in basis are $18.50 per class. Please call DRUMZ at : 512-453-9090 for more imnformation or email Sherry at: We look forward to sharing a rhythm with you soon! ALL ARE WELCOME AND NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY TO JOIN US AND COME DRUM FOR FUN! IF YOU HAVE A HEARTBEAT, YOU HAVE RHYTHM! Drums are provided for beginner level classes.


TUESDAY EVENINGS- 6:45pm-7:45pm-DRUMSISTAS CLASS- All Women's Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level class in Djembe and DjunDun. This class is for women interested in joining the Women's Performance group , The Drumsistas, for their annual Public fundraiser concert in April, though it is not mandatory to be in the concert to take the preliminary six week class sessions. The February session is a 12 plus week session and is the one that culminates in the big public concert each year. Class begins. Oct. 25th.

TUESDAY EVENINGS- 8-9pm- KRIN CLASS- fun class in African log drum ( played with sticks)
Students must have their own krins to participate in this lively and exciting class in the African Log Drum. Log drums are available for sale at Drumz. Class begins October 25th.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS-6:45pm-7:45pm- BEYOND BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE DJUNDUN CLASS- popular class with the big African bass drums creating the bass line in Traditional African rhythms. Students must furnish their own sticks for this class and it is recommended to have your own djundun set to play though we have a limited number of djuns available for student use. Class begins October 26th.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS-8-9pm- BEGINNER/BEYOND BEGINNER DJEMBE AND DJUNDUN CLASS-"DISCOVERING THE MAGIC OF WEST AFRICAN MUSIC AND RHYTHM"- One of Drumz' most popular hand drumming classes, this class learns a variety of Traditional West African rhythms and songs, solo phrases to accompany the rhythms, and exercises to practice to improve and advance your skill level and comfort with playing djembe! Learning proper hand technique improves your pronunciation of this "drum language" and allows for more eloquent expression and communication through your drum! Very supportive and friendly circle of players and lots of fun for beginners and those already on the drummer's path! Join us beginning October 26th!

THURSDAY EVENINGS- 6:45pm-7:45pm-INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED West African DJEMBE and DJUNDUN CLASS- For those players who have been playing and//or performing West African music and wish to continue learning and developing their skills and expanding their rhythmic repetoire! Class begins October 27th.

SATURDAY MORNINGS- 10-11AM- One of Drumz' most popular hand drumming classes, "DISCOVERING THE MAGIC OF HAND DRUMMING FOR BEGINNERS AND BEYOND BEGINNERS"Learn proper hand technique and fun exercise patterns to develop technique as well as traditional West African rhythms and some accompanying solo phrases and songs! Fun class for multi-level players. We also have the opportunity to play the African Bass Drums played with sticks in this class, the Djunduns! Very warm and supportive circle of players and an opportunity to meet new friends to play with! We close our class with an impromtu in-the-moment rhythm "drum circle"  style with an opportunity to play and enjoy self-expression from the heart while discovering the magic of other percussion instruments in the store! Class begins October 29th.

SATURDAY MORNINGs- 11:15am-12:15pm- SOLO AND THE ART OF IMPROVISATON- INTERMEDIATE LEVEL- Thus class is an intermediate level class for those folks who have been playing and studying djembe for some time and wish to further their skills in learning and playing traditional West African solos as well as improvisational/self expression through  soloing and creating one's own style. An opportunity to discover and develop your own voice and what you have to say through your drum! Class begins October 29th.