Drumming Classes



Discover and explore rhythms from around the globe.

The Old Town School of Folk Music's group drumming programming invites you to discover and explore the rhythms and traditions of world cultures in a supportive learning environment that engages you in self-discovery and learning through experience. Teachers take care to impart the language, lifestyle, and learning modes associated with their instrument and repertoire.

For an overview of different drum styles, check out our Drum Kit 1 class. Beginners are welcome in all level 1 and introduction drumming classes.

List of All Drumming Classes (15 found)

Djembe Rhythms & Hand Percussion

Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

Brazilian Percussion Technique

Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

Sunday with Heitor Garcia

Explore the rhythms like of Samba, Baião, Bossa Nova, xote, maracatú and Frevo.

Djembe Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

Sunday with Michael Taylor

Embody the poly rhythms of West Africa playing djembe, dundun and bells.

Drum Kit 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

Thursday with Joel Styzens

Drum Kit 2

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

Monday with Joel Styzens

Rhythmicity

Group ClassOpen to AllNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Wednesday with Rick Neuhaus

Tap into the power of rhythm. Drumming positively affects our immune systems, levels of stress, and psychological well being

Bodhran: Beginning

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

No group classes are currently scheduled, but private bodhran lessons are available. Call the front desk at 773-728-6000 for details.

Bodhran: Intermediate

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

No group classes are currently scheduled, but private bodhran lessons are available. Call the front desk at 773-728-6000 for details.

Samba School Bateria

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

Sunday with Heitor Garcia

Learn to play the instruments that make up the infectious Brazilian rhythm called Samba!

Cajón

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Ian Wilson with your contact information.

Conga 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

Sunday with Carlos Cornier

Conga 2

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

Sunday with Carlos Cornier

Introduction to Djembe (West African Drumming)

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

Wednesday or Sunday with Michael Taylor

Discover the fun playing the djembe! No experience necessary.

Middle Eastern Rhythms

Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Ian Wilson with your contact information.

Taiko 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Ian Wilson with your contact information.

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000