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Spring Drum Classes are listed!




Welcome to the Boston Djembe Community! We invite you to join us to see just how much fun and exhilarating a drum class can be. We have drum class lessons for all levels of experience. We hold special events throughout New England where we feature guest artists in drum and dance.

See Video for 2016 Drumming at Marathon! CLICK!
See Video for 2016 Drumming at Marathon! CLICK!

Drumming for the Boston Marathon

WATCH THE VIDEO! Click the pic!

Every year for 16 years, DrumConnection meets at the corner of Chestnut Street and on Comm Ave to cheer the runners on with our African style and spirit of drumming. Playing djembe, congas, dununs, taiko, any drum. Everyone's welcome. Bring a drum and a chair. Read More>


World Drumming an World Drums have certainly taken off and we were there when it started and will be there for YOU when you want to learn to drum.

 

Take a look through our offerings and pick a class. Unsure what is right for you? Please contact us for an immediate answer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way. 

 

We even organize and run trips to Africa with the Grandmaster of the Djembe, Famoudou Konate every year. Trips to Africa: Learn more>

 

Welcome to Our Transformative World of the Drum! 



Adult Beginners, Beyond and Mixed-Level Classes

Beginners Drumming Classes

 

Arlington Tuesdays  Mixed-Level Tuesday Drum Class, begins May 3, 2016 - May 31, 2016 (5 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:30pm - Thierno Keita

 

Brookline Tuesdays April 5, 2016 - May 17, 2016

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (6 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:00pm - Mark Williams - Call BroADED: 617-730-2700

 

Lexington Tuesdays begins April 26, LHS, Room 247. 6 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm. $137/Seniors $115. CALL for Spring info: 781 862 8043  - DrumConnection Faculty

 

Arlington Wednesdays begins April 27, 2016 - June 15, 2016 (8 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:30pm - Audrey Diallo

 

Newton Wednesdays begins April 27, 2016 - June 1, 2016 (6 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:00pm - Lillian Hastie (skip date Feb 17)

 

Arlington Thursdays begins March 17, 2016  -  May 5, 2016 (8 sessions) - Thursdays at 7:15pm - DrumConnection Faculty

 

Join in really fun class for beginners as well as advanced beginners - many levels; Great, fun classes. No experience necessary but most people play a bit. - Drum rentals available.

 

Make ups for our Beginner Classes are easy. See our Class Policies for more info.


Sunday - Adult Intermediate to Advanced Classes

Intermediate to Advanced Drumming

SUNDAY

African Rhythm Sundays with African Masters Drummers and Teachers!

 

Begins: April 10, 2016 - May 15, 2016

5:00pm - 7:00pm (6 weeks) $165.-

 

Extraordinary classes that capture the pure essence of Africa and her rhythms, songs and movements!

 

Guest African Masters will be teaching the classes. They are calm, patient and filled with humor and the wisdom of the music and the culture of Mali or Guinea. Come on out and see how great a drum class and experience can be! 

 

Register Now! >


Thursday - Advanced Classes

THURSDAY

Advanced Drumming Class

 

May 5, 2016 - July 7, 2016 

(10 sessions)

7:30pm - 9:00pm

with Dean Fisher and Alan Tauber

Open to anyone who wants to learn at a faster paced level. Djembe and dunun is taught in a fun, exciting class. You will LOVE this! And you'll love Dean. Dean has traveled with me to Guinea and has had numerous TV experiences including a few appearances on Conan and The Tonight Show! Bring your best djembe or use one of our pro drums to try.

KIds Drumming and Rhythm Classes

Kids having fun and learning music!
Kids having fun and learning music!

SUNDAYS

Kids Music, Rhythm & Drumming Class

Winter Semester begins Sundays - March 6, 2016 ~April 24, 2016 (8 sessions)

 

• 10:00 am for the 3-5 year olds

  &

• 11:00 am for the 6-8 year olds

 

with Audrey Diallo & Thierno Keita

(8 weeks of fun classes with these excellent teachers)

 

More info and registration here.

 

Please don't wait! Classes will fill up; limited enrollment! Registration is required. Drums and instruments provided or bring your own!



Travel WITH US to Guinea, West Africa IN JANUARY! 


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Famoudou Konaté

Trip To Africa • January 9, 2017 to January 30, 2017 


With the Master of Masters The Great Famoudou Konaté! It doesn't get better than this!

 

Make your plans NOW to travel with us to Guinea! Learn drum, dance, and more. 

 

Join us for the trip of a lifetime, studying djembe and dunun drumming in Africa with Masters of the craft with Famoudou Koanté organizing and teaching all of us. A true cultural and musical immersion in Malinké music with the Master born into the rhythms of dununba and other inner Guinean famouos rhythms that everyone wants to learn, worldwide. 

 

Boston area’s DrumConnection is hosting an unforgettable journey to the birthplace of the djembe. In this 3 week trip you will have the opportunity to delve into the music and culture of Guinea. Study drum and dance, attend festivals and celebrations, learn about the country and its people and discover the magic that IS Africa!  More info...


Drum Repair

Complete drum repair service. Using Guinean goat and cow skins and traditional methods, we will make your drum like new or really, better than new! We also can repair dunun, (djun-djun), doumbeks, congas, bongos and middle-eastern drums. Call or contact us today. Check our checklist for drum repair.

 

Let us make your musical instruments better than new!


Our Philosophy - your enjoyment

Learn to play, get good and create community with us. Our music school is traditional African. Africa and her rhythms are alive for all drummers...right here in Boston!

 

NEW! Day and Evening Hand Drumming for Beginners - Adults and Kids - many cities and locations near you. Drum rentals available. Join us!

 

Sign up today add some rhythm, joy, community and new friends to your life. Dancing and Drumming are powerful, life-enriching & healing activities.  No experience necessary for most classes. Learn how to drum with us! Info on all classes>>


Visit our store online or on Mass Ave, Arlington, MA USA!


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