Classes and Special Events! _______________________________

Our Adult 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 and Rhythm Class

with Erin Bollacker and DrumConnection staff


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


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

June 27, 2014

7:00pm - 9:00pm


Great Drumming and Community in the Boston Area! Just come! Go to and RSVP if you would.



DrumCircle - Arlington

July 11, 2014

7:00pm - 9:00pm



DrumCircle - Framingham

June 28, 2014

7:00pm - 9:00pm



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


SUNDAY DRUM CLASSES with Ibrahima Camara!

Master Drummer 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.

The Great Grandmaster of Djembe & Dunun Welcomes You!

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. 

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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