Special EVENTS! _______________________________

Drumming Classes & Workshops

by DrumConnection

DrumConnection offers a full range of drumming classes for all levels, from people who have never touched a drum before to professional-level players with years of experience. Classes are held 7 days a week at our Arlington location and throughout the greater Boston area. We also host bi-weekly open Drum Circles on Friday nights, offering a fun community drumming experience for all. And the alternate Friday nights are dedicated to workshops focusing on specific aspects of African hand drumming.




Our Drum Circle Schedule is posted below--please join our Meetup Group to receive regular notices about upcoming Drum Circles and RSVP for the next event!


To view our current Workshop Schedule, CLICK HERE.


Additional information about our special events is posted below. Or click the menu items in the Navigation Bar to the left for more details.



Kids Music and Rhythm Classes _____________________________________

Kids in Rhythm, DrumConnection


Kids Music and Rhythm Class

with Erin Bollacker and DrumConnection staff


Spring Semester I begins: April 13, 2014 (open enrollment)


Spring Semester II begins: June 1, 2014 (enrollment will open next week)


Children of all ages come together and play hand drums and stick drums, sing and do some dance moves with Erin. This is a great 45 minutes of pure fun! Limited space. Registration required. Register online


Please don't wait! Classes are filling up; limited enrollment!

Drum Circles ______________________________________________


DrumCircle - Arlington

April 18, 2014

7:00pm - 9:00pm


Great Drumming and Community in the Boston Area! Just come! Go to http://meetup.com/drumconnection/ and RSVP if you would.


DrumCircle - Framingham

April 26, 2014

7:00pm - 9:00pm


Great Drumming and Community in the Boston Area! Just come! Go to http://meetup.com/drumconnection/ and RSVP if you would.


Drum Circle Comments ______________________________________

Awesome! My son, his friend and I loved it. Mark (my son) said it was his best music night ever!!! ...

Arlene L. 10/19/2012


SUNDAY DRUM CLASSES with Ibrahima Camara!

Master Drummer Ibrahima Camara

April 13, 2014 thru June 1, 2014


Join us for an 8 week series of Djembe drumming classes as taught by Senegalese Artist Ibrahima Camara. Ibrahima is the man who brought djembe to all of New England and my first djembe teacher!


In these 8, 2-hour sessions from 5pm - 7pm on Sunday evenings, we will learn more about the djembe and dunun drums and get into some great drum grooves. You will have fun and get a solid dose of learning African djembe with an African teacher. These are all hands-on classes so bring your djembe (or borrow one of our professional drums), and a bottle of water.


Register for the 8 week semester as soon as possible. Limited to 14.




If you play djembe, this is the place to be! Make Sundays your African drumming day and add healthy rhythms and energy into your life!


Parking is easy on Mass Ave and even easier if you read about our secret spots.

I want to attend the whole damn thing! All days - all 6 Workshops! only $175.- Get the info here>>



Trip To Africa • Nov 15th - Dec 6, 2014 • www.triptoafrica.org


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. A true cultural and musical immersion in Malinké music. Boston area’s The 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...





























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Recent Customer Reviews


March 27, 2014

Today I had an experience. I came in to see if there was a foot tambourine to add to our band and left happily having spent about $100 for parts of a foot pedal and real tambourine. Alan is so knowledgable, patient, service oriented and gracious I gladly left the $ on the table and can't wait to use my new prize!


Mitchell N.


February 2, 2014

I went to buy a drum and I was able to take my time and try them and hear Alan play them. He gave me good advice and many different options. Definetely recomend it!!!

Sabrina G.


January 19, 2014

Allen Tauber is COOL.

John G.


January 4, 2014

Ongoing classes at DrumConnection. I really grow as I attend the classes. I look at the drummer I was a few years ago, and I am thankful for how far these classes have brought me. 

Joel G.


December 17, 2013

I was able to take care of many on my Christmas list; hand drums for my kids, lessons for their Dad and a tambourine for me.

Thanks for the help!!

Jennifer a. 


December 11, 2013

Everything went well. I enjoyed my visit and the store is filled with beautiful percussion instruments.

Louis K.


December 6, 2013

This is an interesting shop packed full of drums and drum accessories, some limited art and textiles and jewelry and loaded with passion by the staff. John was a pleasure to talk to and shared his fascinating background in his own training and love of drumming. Very special jewel of a place!

Ramona D.


November 30, 2013

Alan at the drum connection made for a great drum buying experience. I told him the sound I was looking for and he quickly began demonstrating several different options he thought would work. I never felt like he was just trying to sell me something. He clearly has good quality instruments at great prices. Will definitely come back here for my next purchase.

Peter C. 


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