Drumming Classes for ALL levels

Hand Drumming for Beginners

African Energized Hand Drumming

DrumConnection Faculty, Instructor


Brookline, Newton, Natick, Lexington


Hand Drumming targets certain areas of the brain that lead to relaxation and concentration. 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 tests have shown that all musical activity helps, but drumming has the best 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. 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 human history. 


Sec. 01: # sessions: 5 Day: Tu 7:00-8:30PM. Begins 10/2/2018. Brookline High, MA, 02445, $133.00.

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Beginners Drumming Classes


Arlington Tuesdays Drum Class begins May 15, 2018 - June 12, 2018 (5 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:30pm - Nancy Bonner & Alan Tauber


Brookline Tuesdays begins April 10, 2018 - May 22, 2018 (5 sessions) 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (5 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:00pm - Mark Williams - Call BroADED: 617-730-2700


Lexington Tuesdays begins January 23 (6 meetings) - 2018, LHS, Room 247. 6 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pmCALL for Fall info: 781-862-8043  - DrumConnection Faculty  6 T


September 26, LHS, Room 247, $137/

Seniors $115

Newton Wednesdays begins April 25, 2018 - May 30, 2018 (6 sessions - Skip April 18th) - Wednesdays at 7:00pm - Lillian Hastie


Arlington Thursdays begins July 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 8:30 PM (EDT) (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 a few play a little. - Drum rentals available.


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

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Continuing Adult Drumming Classes

Intermediate Drum Classes



Arlington Wednesdays begins Wednesdays, April 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM - Wednesday, May 23, 2018  7:30 - 9:00 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


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


Advanced Drumming Class with Dean Fisher and Alan Tauber

Winter Semester - December ?, 2017 - February  ?, 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.


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Sundays at DrumConnection

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African Rhythm Sundays!


Begins: Starting May 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, June 3, 2018

5:00pm - 7:00pm (6 weeks) $165.- (6 - 2 hour workshops)


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


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Welcome!  These workshops are appropriate for those who drum a lot as well as those who only know a little. If you are a total beginner you can also try but might find it fast. Check out our Tuesday and Thursday offerings for the real beginner classes.




This will be a 6 week semester to add continuity to the workshops and to get to review rhythms, get to know each teacher and each other. To be able to present such a consistently high level of instruction makes all the hard work we do pay off especially for you, the students of the drum. 


As we weave in and out of rhythmic phrases, learn solo techniques, songs, we will also learn the cultural context of the rhythms, and songs while playing our djembe and dunun. These are powerful sounds that will have a profound change in you.


Come on out and see how great a drum class and experience can be! Contact Alan at 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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