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)

Washboard Workshop: “Grab A Board & Rub”

WorkshopOpen to All

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 2 weeks  ·  $55 ($53 members)

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

In just two Saturday afternoons, you can learn the basics and be playing the washboard! Join Barb for fun, rhythmic music-making in a group setting.

Djembe Ensemble

Group ClassBeginnerNew!

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

Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday with Rick Neuhaus or 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  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Tom Sorich

Drum Kit 2

Group ClassBeginnerNew!

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

Monday with Joel Styzens

Introduction to the Bodhran

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

Group ClassIntermediate

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

Monday with Mike Austin

Brazilian Percussion Techniques

Group ClassBeginner

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

Sunday with Geraldo de Oliveira

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

Gamelan Ensemble

Group ClassBeginner

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

Wednesday with Peter Ludwig

Just bring your hands and ears for this musical journey.

Introduction to Djembe (West African Drumming)

Group ClassBeginner

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

Wednesday or Sunday with Michael Taylor

Discover the fun playing the djembe! No experience necessary.

Introduction to Latin Percussion

Group ClassBeginner

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

Sunday with Carlos Cornier

Middle Eastern Rhythms

Group ClassOpen to All

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

Wednesday with Wanees Zarour

Taiko 1

Group ClassBeginner

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

Saturday with John Yost

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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