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.

List of All Drumming Classes (10 found)

Washboard Workshop: “Grab A Board & Rub”

WorkshopOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

For those looking to follow up on last month's workshop and new folks, too!

Brazilian Percussion Technique

Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Sunday with Heitor Garcia

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

Samba School Bateria

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Cajón Ensemble

Group ClassBeginnerNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Monday with Raul Fernandez

Conga 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Sunday with Carlos Cornier

Conga 2

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Sunday with Carlos Cornier

Introduction to Djembe (West African Drumming)

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Wednesday or Sunday with Michael Taylor

Discover the fun playing the djembe! No experience necessary.

Djembe Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Monday with Joel Styzens

Drum Kit 2

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Thursday with Joel Styzens

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
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