Information about the classes at Drumz Austin

Monday, December 31, 2018


I look forward to sharing a rhythm with you soon! WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! May this new year bring our world  closer in alignment with the Golden Rule... to treat others with the same respect and benevolence and generosity with which we ourselves would want to be treated  and may we each continuously increase and expand our capacity to give and to receive more gentleness and kindness, more empathy and understanding, and more unconditional love! May peace our hearts and in our world., All the best, Sherry


NEW WINTER SESSION OF HAND DRUMMING CLASSES BEGINS JAN. 12th, 2019 Please join us for a six week session of classes in hand drumming and enjoy the benefits that come with learning this exciting new language, the language of the drum! These benefits include: energizing and healing  the body, mind , and spirit, releasing stress and tension, raising your spirits, opening your heart, awakening your creative juices, honing your listening and communication skills, discovering a new creative pathway for the expression of your most brilliant SELF, igniting your passion , and meeting a truly wonderful group of folks who, like you, are drawn to the drum and to rhythm! Validate that musician that lives inside you and begin to really shine. Music is our Universal language and making music together is our birthright- not for a select few, for all of us!  And if you have a heartbeat, you have rhythm! Please call to reserve your space as classes do fill up! You may pay the first day of class. MC/VISA accepted.  Drums are provided for those in beginner level classes who have not yet purchased their own drum. However, if a person decides to continue with classes it becomes important that they have a drum to call their own for practice and playing! Learning to drum is all about repetition!  Call 512-453-9090 to sign up or for more information & visit our website at:  or email Sherry at:

2019 Drumz Class Schedule


SATURDAY MORNINGS~11:15am-12:15pm
KRIN CLASS ! This will be a six week class and you must have your own krin for this class. The African Log Drums are stick drums and they have an amazing and wonderfully  bright and powerful and unique wood sound!  Please talk to Sherry if  you are contemplating this class for the first time! It’s incredibly fun and exciting to play krin!  Sticking experience is very helpful! 

 TUESDAY NIGHT from 7pm-8:30pm .THE 2019  DRUMSISTA PERFORMANCE CLASS for Women…starts Jan. 15th from 7pm-8:30pm! This is a Beyond Beginner/ Intermediate level class and will be an 18 class session in preparation for our big Public Benefit Concert on Saturday night MAY 18th at Unity Church of the Hills.
The excitement and fun and camaraderie of the Drumsista experience definitely takes you to a new level in your drumming and in your living! Join us and soar!

BEGINNER/BEYOND BEGINNER West African Ensemble style  CLASSESWednesday evenings from 8-9pm
 starts January 16th. )This class covers the FUN-damentals of hand drumming and is called “Discovering the Magic of Hand Drumming” . Drumming enhances the flowering of the human spirit! Join us! Cost:$100 for six week session .

WEDNESDAY NIGHT~ 6:45pm-7:45pm

BEYOND BEGINNER DJUNDUN CLASSES- Wednesday evenings from 6:45pm to 7:45pm. Begins January 17th!
These are classes designed for those students who have already acquired an understanding of the fundamentals of playing on bass drums with sticks and have a commitment to developing good technique and practice, and are ready to move beyond the beginner level classes offered  and on to more complex rhythms and patterns! ! Drumming is not about competition, it is about being where you are and being comfortable and content in that place! We play rhythms in this level that are more complex than the Beginner level classes and bring in djundun ( bass drum) with bell pattern combinations.

THURSDAY MORNING~ 10:30am-11:30am
All Women’s “REMEMBERING RHYTHM”  ALL LEVEL DRUMMING CLASS , Djembe and the West African Ensemble . Class meets from 10:30- 11:30am beginning Thursday , Jan. 17th.
THURSDAY MORNING~11:30am-12:30pm
Women’s Beginning  DJUNDUN  Class begins Thursday mornings following Djembe class from 11:45am-12:45pm. Please bring your own djuns if you have them! Several djunduns will be available to play if you do not yet have your own!  The djuns are powerful bass drums played with sticks and they add the POWER to the Ensemble which includes djembes, shakers, bells, often balafons and krins as well! 

BALAFON CLASS-Saturday mornings 11:15-12:15 starting TBA, 2019! Come and learn the mesmerizing rhythms and melodies of the beautiful and unique West African  Balafon ….The balafon, similar in appearance to a Europran Xylophone, dates back to the courts of the Mandinka Empire and is still a popular West African instrument today. This class will be taught by Master Balafon performer and teacher, ABOU SYLLA from Conakry, Guinea in West Africa. Classes will begin in February. Please email me if you are interested in this cvlass so that I may put you on the list! This will be an amazing class!

 The Mandinka  balafon, also called the bala or the balphone, is a kind of idiophone (an instrument which creates sound by vibrating. In the West, instruments like this are called xylophones. The balafon is associated with the Griot, an hereditary musicianship tradition of West Africa.

I look forward to sharing a rhythm with you soon! WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR! As 2018 has just drawn to a close may we each reflect with gratitude and reverence on the many gifts we have received and the many doorways that have opened for us throughout this last year….some with ease and some with anguish and many gracefully in between.  May we trust that they all bring us closer to the knowing that contentment with what IS , may be the greatest gift of all. May our oft times hard-earned growth in this past year move us closer to lives lived in balance, in peace, and in harmony within our selves and with each other and our world in the new year to come! And may our families, friendships,and our communities support us in gathering the courage and commitment we need to face and transmute the weight of the many global challenges we face into a collective presence of promise, creativity, and the illumination of powerful solutions. YES WE CAN!  Axe Axe….so be it….Peace, love, and gratitude, Sherry