West African rhythms are poly-rhythmic in nature, which invites drummers at all levels to be able to participate. Therefore, beginning, intermediate and advanced students can jam together harmoniously. Besides being inclusive, these classes are FUN ! We have a great time learning together and supporting each other through the individual/group process. Poly-rhythmic drumming necessitates that players listen to and be acutely aware of each other The reward is a heightened satisfying positive group dynamic.
Dec 8-14 12-Hour Beginners’ Djembe Drum
Dec 15-21 12-Hour Ballet-Style Performance Drumming
Jan 12-18 12-Hour Beginners’ Djembe Drum
Jan 19-25 12-Hour Traditional West African Djembe Music
Feb 9-15 10-Hour Teacher Training Part 1
Feb 16-22 10-Hour Teacher Training Part 2
Feb 24-27 African Healing Dance
⤟ Complete Immersion ⤠
The Apprenticeship program is ideal for the enthusiastic student or person. To be involved in every class and event during the whole season, a Total Immersion, promises dramatic improvement in technique and a giant boost in confidence. Let’s customize an ideal program for your development.
Discipline is essential to grow and improve. Practice the fundamentals every day to truly incorporate into your repertoire what you have learned in the sessions.
In your pursuit of rhythm and proper technique, be prepared, in mind and body, for the challenge. It is not easy but it sure is rewarding. As your skills progress, your perception sharpens and your will and body strengthen, you will feel a sense of pride, accomplishment and even wonder.
These sessions improve your memory, coordination and overall brain function. Musically, your timing, technique and personal style will be greatly enhanced and refined. Furthermore, once you have mastered some fundamentals, we will encourage you in class to improvise, to play intuitively.
This music thankfully requires a communal effort. The more we drum together, the more we hear and feel how each drummer’s part contributes to the one glorious sound. Being a part of this is a satisfying, joyous experience, one you will come to love.
We await you. Join us in Thailand to Drum in the Sun!