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Drumming Classes and Workshops

DrumConnection offers 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. More info, more classes on side navication on your Right.




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

Kids Music and Rhythm Classes

Kids in Rhythm, DrumConnection
Kids in Rhythm, DrumConnection


Kids Music, Rhythm & Drumming Class

with Audrey Diallo and Laura Smith


• Spring Semester begins: March 29, 2015 - May 3, 2015 (Various start dates - Please note!)


We are accepting enrollment of children 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs. 4-7 yrs and 6-8 yrs at this time. Classes will be held on Sunday late mornings or Tuesday afternoon, depending on age of your children and which day works best for you!


Learn to play hand drums and stick drums, sing and do some dance moves with instructor of music, Audrey Diallo or Laura Smith. This is a great 40-45 minutes of pure fun! Limited space. Registration required.      Get more info >        Register online >


Please don't wait! Classes will fill up; limited enrollment! Registration Required - No Drop ins.

Drum Circles


DrumCircle - Arlington

April 3, 2015

7:00pm - 9:00pm


April 10, 2015

7:00pm - 9:00pm


Great Drumming and Community in the Boston Area! Just come! Go to and RSVP if you would. For the indoor circle we always have drums and no chairs needed.


DrumCircle - Framingham

March 28, 2015

7:00pm - 9:00pm


For the indoor circle we always have drums and no chairs needed. If you have drums, we'd appreciate it if you could bring. Please RSVP with 'Need a Drum' so we know how many to bring.


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


Really awesome! Best $10 I've spent. For 2 hours Alan and Fanta (his wife, I believe) lead the group with humor and a lot of fun! We'll be back almost every Friday we can!

-John M. 4/28/14  Read more >


Travel To Africa This Jan - Feb 2015

Travel to Guinea, West Africa THIS December & January with us! 


Famoudou Konaté, the living legend of the Malinké djembe and dunun drummers teams up with DrumConnection of Boston, MA. We are accepting deposits on this year's trip to study drumming, dance and much more. A true cultural immersion in culture of Guinea. Read more >

Mamady Keita

Trip To Africa • December 28th - January 17, 2014 •


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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