Classes and Special Events!

THURSDAY Advanced Class

Balafon Introduction Workshop

Drumming Classes and Workshops


Shakeré Workshop

with Bill Mitkoff

To be scheduled this semester

7:00pm - 9:00pm


This informative and fun workshop will give you some history and how the shakeré is used in folkloric traditions especially in Afro-Cuban and Latin music. The shakeré, a musical instrument that is fun and exciting to play, is a natural gourd instrument covered with strings, rope and beads to make a basket which strikes the calabash.

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.




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Drum Circles

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 January 2017

Travel to Guinea, West Africa THIS 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 • January 9 - January 30, 2017 •


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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