Percussion Classes



Discover and explore rhythms from around the globe.

The Old Town School of Folk Music's group percussion 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 class. Beginners are welcome in all level 1 and introduction percussion classes.

List of All Percussion Classes (19 found)

Bodhran

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

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

Monday with Mike Austin

Bodhran 1

Group ClassBeginner

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

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

Bodhran 2

Group ClassIntermediate

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

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

Brazilian Percussion Techniques

Group ClassBeginner

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

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

Cajón

Group ClassBeginner

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

Sunday with Raul Fernandez

Conga 1

Group ClassBeginner

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

Sunday with Carlos Cornier

Djembe 1

Group ClassBeginner

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

Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday with Rick Neuhaus or Michael Taylor

Play the rhythms of West Africa

Djembe 2

Group ClassIntermediate

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

Wednesday or Sunday with Michael Taylor

Drum Kit

Group ClassBeginner

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

Thursday with Tom Sorich

Gamelan Ensemble

Group ClassBeginner

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

There are no classes scheduled right now.

Introduction to Brazilian Drumming

Group ClassOpen to AllNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $92 ($82 members)

Tuesday with Geraldo de Oliveira

Learn to play the infectious Brazilian Samba rhythms! Open to all!

Introduction to Djembe (West African Drumming)

Group ClassBeginnerNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $92 ($82 members)

Sunday with Michael Taylor

Discover the fun playing the djembe!

Introduction to Taiko Drumming

Group ClassBeginnerNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $92 ($82 members)

Saturday with John Yost

Introduction to the Bodhran

Group ClassBeginnerNew!

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

Monday with Mike Austin

Introduction to Latin Percussion

Group ClassBeginner

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

Sunday with Carlos Cornier

Rhythm & Groove

Group ClassOpen to All

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

Saturday with Rick Neuhaus

Tahitian Drumming

Group ClassBeginner

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

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

Taiko 1

Group ClassBeginner

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

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

Taiko 2

Group ClassIntermediate

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

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

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