Schedule Your Sessions

Appointments for drum lessons on djembe, dunun or drum kit 7 days a week. Schedule an appointment with Alan to study the drum or to select the perfect djembe or drum kit, cymbals or accessories. Djembe and dunun drum repair is in high demand too!

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Drumming Classes

Beginners Drumming Classes

African Energized Hand Drumming

DrumConnection Faculty, Instructor


Hand Drumming targets certain areas of the brain that lead to relaxation,  concentration and healing on many levels. Studies have shown that playing drums causes the brain's electric and chemical functions to charge and act upon the human body causing many types of healing. MRI and PET scans have shown that all musical activity helps, but drumming has the most effect.


We take the deeply rooted, genetic connection humans have with music and combine it with the time-honored tradition of many types of drumming. We focus on rhythms from Africa, Brazil, and Haiti and Cuba. Our universal love stems from the concept that drums are thought to be one of the oldest forms of music in the world and are a celebration of our own bodies and human ancestry.

Beginners Drumming Classes


You may rent a drum for class if you don't own one. Please call DrumConnection a week ahead of you class start for reserving a drum rental. 781-316-8068


Lexington Tuesdays begins April 30, 2019, (8 meetings) - 2018, LHS, Room 173. 6 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm . Call to register781-862-8043  - DrumConnection Faculty  6 T


Newton Wednesdays begins Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - May 15, 2019 (6 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Call to register:  617-559-6999 - Lillian Hastie


Join in really fun class for beginners as well as advanced beginners - many levels; Great, fun classes. No experience necessary a few play a little. - Drum rentals available. Make ups for our Beginner Classes are easy, fun and healing!


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Intermediate to Advanced Mixed-Level Classes


Wednesdays in Waban, Mixed-Level Class begins March 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Wednesdays (8 sessions) 7:00pm - 8:30pm. DrumConnection Faculty Join us every Wednesday for an 8 week immersion in learning to play the djembe drum in a fun, interactive class. All levels Weclome. Call or email to register: 781-316-8068.



African Drumming Classes in Lexington - Mixed to Advanced Level Djembe

March 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM - Thursday,(8 sessions) - Thursdays, Lexington, MA - with DrumConnection


Join in really fun classes for all students of the djembe advanced -  many levels; Great, fun classes. Good to have some familiarity with sounds and movement of djembe or dunun - Drum rentals available. More info >>


You must bring a djembe, ashiko or dunun to class. Rentals available. Let us know asap after you register if you will need a rental drum.


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Drumming Classes for Children!

We will be starting up Soon. If you are interested and have children 3-5 or 6-8 years, let us know your interest. Send Alan an email here>> We are still looking for space for this class. If you can help out, let us know.

Africa is Alive!

From BOSTON to Guinea!

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 most middle-eastern drums. Call or contact us today. Check our checklist for drum repair. Read more >>

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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How Is A Djembe Made - A Real Traditional One