Drumming Classes for ALL levels

Hand Drumming for Beginners

Hand Drumming For Beginners

with Nancy Browne


Tuesday Evenings


Jun 16 - August 4, 2020 (8 classes)


6 PM - 7:30 PM


For thousands of years, the drum has provided people with a powerful basic tool to communicate, express themselves and form community.


This course will give you all the tools you'll need to really enjoy yourself playing your drum. Our introduction to the rhythms of Brazil, Cuba, Guinea, Haiti, Mali, Senegal, and Trinidad will allow us to experience the healing power of the drum and express our own voices. As you unleash your natural musical ability, you can experience joyous, ecstatic states of mind.


Plan on having a really fun time learning traditional rhythms for the djembe, conga and ashiko drums. You can learn to play simply for your own enjoyment, or to play with others. DrumConnection's approach provides individualized instruction, while challenging and exciting your senses. Bring your drum.


A few rental drums may be available from the instructor at 617-686-6080 at $60.- for the duration of the course. You take the drums home with you! A $5 materials fee, payable to the instructor, will cover the cost of the workbook and all written materials. Limited to 15.


(directions will be sent to students - EASY to get to and easy to park)


Status: This course is OPEN at this time. Please sign up today!


Make-ups are possible during the semester on Friday eve or Saturday day at the same location.


Cost: $139.- for the 8 week course or $20 per class.


Payments may be made in cash, check or Venmo. If paying by check, please make it payable to 'Alan Tauber'. 


You may rent a drum for class if you don't own one. Please call DrumConnection to reserve a drum rental. 617-686-6080 Visit our Class Policies


Optional: Feel free to audio record on your phone; please no video.


Health Concerns: DrumConnection has been authorized by our state representative and the State Police to hold these outdoor events. We request that everyone wear a mask as you arrive and when you are leaving to return to your car. (That's when people can get too close as you may want to help someone carry something). Some people may take off their mask while playing as long as everyone is at least 6-8' distance from each other.

Boston Drumming Community
Drum Class at DrumConnection is really great!

Continuing Adult Drumming Classes

Mixed-level to Advanced Drumming Thursdays


Wednesdays in Waban, Mixed-Level Class begins January 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (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

Will be announced soon - 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.


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.


See our Class Policies for more info.

Advanced Drummers to Professionals


Performance Troupe Class

with Alan Tauber, Instructor

Mondays 7pm - 9pm  (instructor's approval required) Start first week of any month.

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Must have teacher approval to join. Contact Alan directly by email or phone. 781-316-8068

Drum Set Lessons 

with DrumConnection


Get really good on the drum set (kit)!! Whether a beginner or more professional drummer, Alan can help you achieve your goals. He has been teaching Drum Kit since he was 10 years old! (He started playing at 4yrs) At the age of 10 he had his Saturday overbooked from 10am - 5pm! All Styles of music.


Adults and Children very welcome.


For ages 6 to all adults in your home. You can schedule your lesson online at anytime or call to schedule. 


See schedule here >>

Alan Tauber Bio:

Alan has extensive teaching and playing experience in drums set, marching band, conga drum, and as a specialist on djembe drum, for over 40 years. He attended Boston University School of Music, University of Miami Coral Gables Music Department, spent graduate time at Berklee College of Music for five years, and postgraduate work at New England Conservatory, Boston, MA with emphasis on Santeria and Bata percussion, music and spiritual practices, and graduate work also in Haitian music spirituality, culture and, of course, Hatian drumming.


Over the years, Alan has played in many famous Rock, Jazz, Fusion and Punk bands, some of which you probably know. He's also travelled extensively to Africa to study with the greatest drummers, steeped in the African djembe tradition. His Master is Famoudou Konaté, who took Alan under his wing for private instruction and taught him the secrets of the djembe and dunun drums. Alan loves teaching youngsters and oldsters alike! In 2016/17 Famoudou asked Alan to teach for him somedays at Famoudou's famous drummers' compound.  Mamady Keita has also asked Alan to fill in at times to lead workshops in America. Alan has taught djembe across the US as well as Europe and even in Guinea and The Gambia working with the great drummers there and all over the world.

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