177 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02474
Closed Sundays & Mondays for the Summer. Sorry for any inconvience.
Tuesday thru Saturday: Noon - 6pm
Many nights we are open later, often till 9pm. Don't be afriad to call us and see! 781-316-8068
Percussion Plus NEW Drum Kits in your choice of color.
$399.- Boxed. $449.- professionally assembled by us. Deliveries possible near Boston.
Includes Cymbals, Stands, Drum Throne.
ph: (001) 781-316-8068
Recent Customer Reviews
August 12, 2014
DrumConnection has every percussion toy you could want, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and a great atmosphere.
August 3, 2014
‘Family of drums’
We just had the best experience at DrumConnection. We are new to drumming and needed teaching as much as selling. We found not one, but three perfect drums for our family and are now off on a new adventure. Thank you to Alan for taking time and care to invite us into this world.
August 2, 2014
The owner stayed open a half hour late for us, gave me technique tips, and led me honestly and wisely to my purchase of a terrific djembe.
July 1, 2014
My experience at Drum Connection was delightful... From the phone call I made yesterday to the purchase of today! Very helpful, courteous, calm (!), and knowledgeable!! I will most definitely return for further purchases. Many thanks, Drum Connection!!
June 28, 2014
Alan was great to talk with about drumming. He has a lot of information when it comes to Djembe and African drumming. I hope I'm able to come back soon.
June 20, 2014
Owner knew exactly what I needed even though I wasn't sure. Genuinely knowledgeable and kind.
June 9, 2014
I always have a good time went I go into the Drum Connection. Nice people, great vibes. They also have a wide selection of percussion instruments. Talk local and buy local.
May 10, 2014
Nice people, great quality!
DrumConnection repaired my djembe at a fair price, and I think it sounds great; better than I expected! Very nice, friendly people.
May 2, 2014
A very impressive customer experience. I now feel "connected". Thanks Drum Connection!
April 30, 2014
Fantastic! I've lived a few miles from this store for over 15 years and barely noticed it. Today I walked in looking for a gift for a friend and discovered an amazing world. The guys who run this place are beyond passionate about drums, drumming, teaching and sharing their love for the music.
I wound up spending way over an hour getting schooled on how to hold, how to play, how to listen, the spiritual energy of drumming, the community of the drum circle. This place is one of a kind, there is nothing like it. Go in, and be prepared to spend some time. Thank you, John and Alan!
April 23, 2014
Teaching Experience - THE BEST!
Ibrahima Camara is the best teacher I have ever had -- in anything! I have been drumming on and off for about thirty years. Ibrahima has a method of teaching anchored in Senegalese culture.
In teaching drumming he includes not only hand position but the involvement of the arms -- drumming becomes more of a dance of the arm/hand movements.
His teaching is accompanied with the exhortation -- "ongoing" -- the encouragement to keep your arm/hand constantly moving and changing position to modify the beat. He has so much energy and is very gentle and generous with his teaching. I feel so privileged to have him as my teacher -- not only about drumming -- but also about living.
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!
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!!!
January 19, 2014
Allen Tauber is COOL.
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.
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!!
December 11, 2013
Everything went well. I enjoyed my visit and the store is filled with beautiful percussion instruments.
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!
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.