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 (14 found)

Brazilian Percussion Technique

Group ClassOpen to AllNew!

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.

Djembe Rhythms & Hand Percussion

Group ClassOpen to All

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

Saturday with Rick Neuhaus

Drum Kit 1

Group ClassBeginner

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

Thursday with Tom Sorich

Drum Kit 2

Group ClassBeginner

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

Monday with Joel Styzens

Beginning Bodhran

Group ClassBeginnerNew!

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

Monday with Mike Austin

Intermediate Bodhran

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

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

Tuesday with Mike Austin

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