Visit our Store...

Wednesday thru Friday: - 12 to 6pm; Saturday: - 12 to 5pm


Schedule a Private Session...

Sunday, Monday or Tuesday: -  by appointment only for drum lessons on djembe, dunun or drum kit on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Schedule an appointment with Alan to study the drum or to select the perfect djembe or drum kit, cymbals or accessories.


Many nights open later, often till 9pm! Don't be afraid to call us and see!  781-316-8068

Upcoming Classes...

Guinea Village
Guinea Village

Arlington Tuesdays Mixed-Level Drum Class, starts June 6th @ 7:30pm w/Nancy Bonner

Drum Class
Drum Class

Thursday Beginners and Beyond Drum Class w/ Fanta Keita starts June 15, 2017 7:15pm

Sory of Conakry, Guinea building the djembe and dunun for DrumConnection 2017
Sory of Conakry, Guinea building the djembe and dunun for DrumConnection 2017



African Rhythm Sundays with African Masters!



5:00pm - 7:00pm 

(a 2 hour workshop)

Pay cash, credit card or check when you arrive.

Djembe and dunun will be provided or bring your own.


Namory Keita, Sangbarala, Guinea, is your instructor and guide.


Extraordinary workshops that capture the pure essence of Africa and her rhythms, songs and movements!


Issa Coulibaly, Namory Keita and Moussa Traore and possibly other guest African Masters will be teaching future workshops. They are all calm, patient and filled with humor and the wisdom of the music and the culture of Mali or Guinea. Come on out and see how great a drum class and experience can be! Contact Alan at 781-316-8068.

Adult Beginners - Beyond and Mixed-Level Classes

Beginners Drumming Classes


Arlington Tuesdays Mixed-Level Tuesday Drum Class, begins June 6, 2017 - July 11, 2017 (5 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:30pm - Nancy Bonner


Brookline Tuesdays June 20, 2017 - August 1, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (6 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:00pm - Mark Williams - Call BroADED: 617-730-2700


Lexington Tuesdays begins April 25, 2017 - May 30, 2017, LHS, Room 247. 6 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm. $137/Seniors $115. CALL for Winter info: 781 862 8043  - DrumConnection Faculty


Arlington Wednesdays begins July 5, 2017 - August 23, 2017 (8 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:30pm - Audrey Diallo/Alan Tauber


Newton Wednesdays begins June 27, 2017 - August 1, 2017  (6 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:00pm - Lillian Hastie


Arlington Thursdays begins June 15, 2017 - August 3, 2017 (8 sessions) Thursdays at 7:15pm - Fanta Keita Tauber


Join in really fun class for beginners as well as advanced beginners - many levels; Great, fun classes. No experience necessary but most people play a bit. - Drum rentals available.


Make ups for our Beginner Classes are easy. See our Class Policies for more info.

Kids Rhythm and Movement Course

Kids Drumming Class
DrumConnection 3-5yr Classes



Kids Music, Rhythm & Drumming Classes

with DrumConnection and N.E.C. Faculty


Spring 2017 Semester begins Sundays - June 4 - July 23, 2017 (6 sessions) (each class apron 40-45mins)


• 10:00 am for the 3-5 year olds

• 11:00 am for the 6-8 year olds


Parents, this is your chance to introduce or continue your children in better and healthy brain development, listening skills, and organization and categorizing development. Music gives your child a full experience that is wholesome and most importantly engaging and FUN! Kids African Drum and Music Class.

Children's Drumming, Rhythm and Movement classes are being offered on Sunday mornings. Please don't wait as we have reason to believe this will sell out fast. 


Hand Drums and other instruments are supplied but feel free to bring your child's favorite percussion instrument for a more bonding experience that can continue at home. Classes are approximately 40-45 minutes.


Kids Drumming -

When you REGISTER: 1. You will select the grade you want 3-5 yrs or 6-8 years. 2. You will receive a confirmation email followed up with a note from me with complete information you may need. That will include parking, local coffee shops to spend some downtime, etc.

Sunday - Adult Intermediate to Advanced Classes

Thursday - Advanced Classes


Advanced Drumming Class

with Dean Fisher and Alan Tauber

Spring Semester - June 8, 2017 - August 10, 2017 

(10 sessions)

7:30pm - 9:00pm


Open to anyone who wants to learn at a faster paced level. Djembe and dunun is taught in a fun, exciting class. You will LOVE this! And you'll love Dean. Dean has traveled with me to Guinea and has had numerous TV experiences including a few appearances on Conan and The Tonight Show! Bring your best djembe or use one of our pro drums to try.


Register Now! >

Africa is Alive!

in Arlington, MA

Join us as we travel to The Gambia, Africa  -  in JANUARY 2018

"A single journey can change the course of your life"


DrumConnection invites you to study djembe, dunun, dance and more in The Gambia this January 10 thru 25, 2017. Alan Tauber & DrumConnection present: Drumming, Dance & MANDE Music in The Gambia, West Africa with Nansady Keita & Namory Keita teaching Djembe and Dunun... Dance classes, balafon, tambin, and more! Yes, this will be a totally amazing trip. Join us!


PLEASE Head on over to The Gambia Website for this year 2017. Find out more >>

Drum Repair

Complete drum repair service. Using Guinean goat and cow skins and traditional methods, we will make your drum like new or really, better than new! We also can repair dunun, (djun-djun), doumbeks, congas, bongos and middle-eastern drums. Call or contact us today. Check our checklist for drum repair.


Let us make your musical instruments better than new!

Our Philosophy - Your enjoyment

Learn to play, get good and create community with us. Our music school is traditional African. Africa and her rhythms are alive for all drummers...right here in Boston!


NEW! Day and Evening Hand Drumming for Beginners - Adults and Kids - many cities and locations near you. Drum rentals available. Join us!


Sign up today add some rhythm, joy, community and new friends to your life. Dancing and Drumming are powerful, life-enriching & healing activities.  No experience necessary for most classes. Learn how to drum with us! Info on all classes>>

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