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


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


Newton Wednesdays begins January 23, 2019 - March 6, 2019 (6 sessions; Skip Feb 20th) - Wednesdays at 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Call to register:  617-559-6999 - Lillian Hastie


Wednesdays begins TBA - 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

Mixed-level to Advanced Drumming Thursdays


African Drumming Classes - Mixed to Advanced Level Djembe

October 25, 2018 - December 20th; 7:30 PM (8 sessions skip Thanksgiving) - Thursdays - with Alan Tauber


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.


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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 Alan Tauber


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! (She started playing at 4yrs) At the age of 10 he sad 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. 


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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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