Drumming Classes for ALL levels

Hand Drumming for Beginners

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


Brookline Tuesdays begins October 2, 2018 - October 30, 2018; 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (5 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:00pm - Mark Williams - Call BroADED: 617-730-2700


Lexington Tuesdays begins September 25, 2018, 6 meetings - 2018, LHS, Room 143. 6 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm. Call to register781-862-8043  - DrumConnection Faculty  6 T


Newton Wednesdays begins October 3, 2018 - November 7, 2018 (6 sessions -  - Wednesdays at 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Call to register:  617-559-6999 - Lillian Hastie


Malden Wednesdays begins Wednesdays, begins September 12, 2018  7:30 - 9:00 PM (8 sessions) - Wednesdays - Alan Tauber Join us every Wednesday for an 8 week immersion in the djembe drum!


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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Continuing Adult Drumming Classes

Intermediate Drum Classes


Arlington Wednesdays begins Wednesdays, begins September 12, 2018  7:00 - 8:30 PM (8 sessions) - Wednesdays - Alan Tauber

Join us every Wednesday for an 8 week immersion in the djembe drumBig Fun - Yup! 

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Intermediate to Advanced Drummers


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 Alex Brander or Alan Tauber


A young, personable teacher who has been with DrumConnection  less than a year but totally gets our teaching philosophy. For ages 6 to all adults. Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. You can schedule your lesson online or call to schedule.


At DrumConnection : 781-316-8068 (Noon - 6pm)


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Alex Brander Bio:

Alex has been teaching professionally since 2012, specializing in many styles of drumming and percussion from classical to rock. While attending the University of New Hampshire for Music Education/Performance, Alex gained knowledge as not only a drum set player but as a classical percussionist, performing in orchestras, pit bands, and as a soloist on both pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments. This experience combined with his extensive knowledge of popular music genres such as: Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Latin, Calypso, Funk, and R&B, have allowed him to teach and perform regularly in various settings and styles.


Traveling both nationally and internationally, Alex’s multi-faceted approach to music has gained him experience in marching percussion, percussion ensembles, hand drumming, and even steel pan competitions in the Caribbean. Alex enjoys teaching all levels and all percussion instruments and believes there is no one to young or too old to embrace the power of music and drumming.

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! Last year Famoudou asked Alan to teach for him somedays at Famoudou's famous 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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