BOSTON'S DRUMMING COMMUNITY SCHOOL


DrumConnection

PO Box 1311

Arlington, MA 02474

781-316-8068

 Our retail store is now closed.

 

Schedule an appointment with Alan to study the drum or to select the perfect djembe or drum kit, cymbals or accessories. 781-316-8068 or Contact >

 

You can reach me by phone Noon - Midnight 7 days. Don't be afraid to call! 781-316-8068


Shop My Store on Reverb

African HeartWood Dunun

This beautiful NEW set of dunun are lightweight but solid and sound way better than you think. I have never seen drums at this price sound so good and made so crafted. Handmade in Africa for you. I only have one set. Only sold as a set. Taxes and shipping may apply.

$1,150.00 2

$650.00

  • Sold Out

Hare Wood Pro Djembe - Guinea, West Africa

$800.00 2

$750.00

  • Sold Out

Handpan Made in the US in F aeolian (minor mode) incl Fitted Case. On Sale.

with beautiful waterproof fitted case.

 

This incredible instrument, made to be played with your hands, is bigger than you might think without being heavy. Made of steel, totally handmade, each one is different. Very easy to play and way impressive. Comes complete with fitted black carry case. Total quality, one of a kind. Get yours before they are gone! I will be happy to send you a video of my first day with this pan if you'd like to hear it before buying. Just ask! Comes with set of mallets, a microfibre polishing cloth, and a fitted case.

 

Each Handmade Steel Handpan is signed, dated and numbered. You are getting not only a great instrument at a great price, but one that will increase in value as the years go by!

 

Feedback from our first sale of one:

"Outstanding one of a kind magnificent bronze gong pan! A true and rare privilege to come across and acquire one. I feel extremely happy and fortunate to own my own Bronze gong Pan. Thank you, from the center of my heart."

 

$50.- shipping (no tax) in other states.  - The item does not allow any discount coupons; no exceptions.

Handmade Steel Handpan with fitted case and polishing cloth.
$2,799.00 2

$1,699.00

  • 12 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Steel Pan and Stand with mallets. Adjustable.

Out of Stock. If you want one we'll ship it to you.

 

These steel pans are authentic high quality at an affordable price. So easy to play you will be jamming in minutes...Yah Mon! It sounds as good as a professional instrument; creating soothing tropical sounds that are pleasant to hear.

 

This all Steel Instrument is "MADE in USA" 

 

Versatility is the best way to describe a blend of simple design, durability, and ease of learning/teaching makes it a fantastic instrument for all ages and musical abilities. 

 

It truly can be used as an entry level instrument or played at a professional level. This spirited instrument is being enjoyed in a multitude of environments from family recreational music-making to music education. 

 

Students love it and aren't overwhelmed or intimidated; ensuring an fun, effective and immediate learning experience.

$249.00 2

$219.00

  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Professional Dunun Set - Awesome build and sound!

Dunun Guinea Melina Wood - Full set of 3

Hand Carved

Heading Technique: Traditional-Modern - w/Steel Rings

Skin Type: Cow (Guinea)

 

Size(s) -

Dununba 21” x 29.5”

Sangban 13” x 24.5”

Kenkeni 12” x 21”

 

Carved out of a single piece of wood, these dununs originate in the same locations as our djembes. Our carvers are close friends and sometimes my family members do the work. Premier quality hand-carved shells, cow skins from the country of origin, and perfect sizes tuned to perfection, these drums remain true to tradition.

$2,499.00 2

$2,299.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe Case - Pro Model

This is one of the best cases made. Will fit any 12" to 14" diameter djembe with a narrow or wide base. 2 outside pockets, wicked strong zippers, sewn in 3" high inside, rubber bottom and all waterproof. Get your DrumConnection case today! These are available for a limited time! Order now to have one reserved for you!

Pro Djembe Bag
$219.00 2

$160.00

  • 8 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Sterling Silver Djembe Pendant on leather cord.

These are hand made in Guinea, Africa and come with a high quality jewelers cord. You can, of course, change it to a silver necklace or even wear them as earrings with some jewelers earring hooks, we can supply either way. These are NOT big and clunky; they are tiny and beautiful!

These Silver Djembes are hand made in Guinea, Africa and come with a high quality jewelers cord!

$74.95

  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

A Life for the Djembe

The bible of West African rhythms for djembe and dunun. This is out of print now but we have a few left in stock! get it before they are gone! No plans for reprint, I understand.

A Life for the Djembe
$130.00 2

$89.95

  • 3 lb
  • Sold Out

DW Frequent Flyer 4 Piece Shell Pack with 20" Bass Drum

The DW Frequent Flyer Drum Set Shell Pack is part of the Design Series. This is a travel kit that is designed to sound like a full size drum set. A travel drum set is a kit small enough to be packed up and transported with ease. The Frequent Flyer is the result of the Drum Workshop's years of R&D. DW has a high standard of excellence set after years of manufacturing. The sound of this drum set fits into the classic DW reputation.

Components and features:

• 20x12 Bass Drum with low-mass spurs and lightweight ratchet bass drum mount

• 14x11 Floor Tom

• 12x8 Tom

• 14x5 Snare Drum

• Shell Material – 7 ply maple

• 45 Degree bearing edges

 

Weight: 61 pounds

Product Dimensions: 37 x 37 x 37 inches

Shipping Weight: 72.2 pounds 

 

Hardware and Cymbals not included.

The DW Frequent Flyer Drum Set Shell Pack is part of the Design Series. This is a travel kit that is designed to sound like a full size drum set. A travel drum set is a kit small enough to be packed up and transported with ease.
$2,499.00 2

$1,399.00

  • 61 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Percussion Plus 5-Piece Drum Set

An all-in-one starter's kit at an incredible price.

 

Whether you're a first-time drummer or a gigging pro looking for a backup or durable practice kit, the Percussion Plus set with hardware and cymbals certainly fits the bill. Equipped with 10, 12 and 14" toms, a 22" kick drum and a matching snare, this kit looks as good as it plays. The kits' complete hardware set includes all of the stands you'll need, plus a chain-drive kick pedal to get you thumping the bass right out of the gate.

22" x 16" kick, 10" x 8" and 12" x 9" toms, 14" x 12" floor tom, 14" x 5" snare, Kick pedal, Snare stand, Straight and hi-hat cymbal stands, cymbals. 

Boxed. $499.- OR $599.- professionally assembled by us. Deliveries and set-up in the Boston area.

Includes: Cymbals, Stands, Drum Throne, Sticks. Everything you need.

Drum Set
$949.00 2

$599.00

  • 40 lb
  • Sold Out

Pacific Drums and Percussion 5 PC Drum KIt

An ideal shell pack for aspiring drummers.

 

This 5-piece Z5 Series drum shell pack from Pacific Drums and Percussion is an ideal shell pack for aspiring drummers everywhere. The 5-piece shell pack features fusion tom sizes (10" x 8", 12" x 9", and 14" x 12"), all-wood construction, FinishPly wrap, and an array of spotlight-stealing colors.

 

Cymbals and hardware not included.

 

FEATURES 

Drum sizes:22" x 16" kick drum10" x 8", 12" x 9", 14" x 12" toms

PDP Drum Kit
$695.00 2

$495.00

  • 25 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Sesse - Set of Three in Brass or Bronze

The best in the business! Only 1 let of 3 left! Price is at 40% OFF.

Sesse or Kessink Kessink
$185.00 2

$120.00

  • 7 lb
  • Sold Out

Djembe

  • Carving may be different than shown. Contact for updated photos.
  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Over
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 19.5 lbs

 

Professional Djembe
$699.00 2

$399.00

  • 18 lb
  • Sold Out

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Over
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs

 

 

Professional Djembe
$699.00 2

$399.00

  • Sold Out

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Over
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs

 

Professional Djembe
$599.00 2

$499.00

  • 18 lb
  • Sold Out

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Over
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18 lbs

 

Professional Djembe
$599.00 2

$450.00

  • 18 lb
  • Sold Out

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Cut
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs

 

Professional Djembe

$595.00

  • Sold Out

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Cut
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs

 

Professional Djembe
$649.00 2

$549.00

  • 17 lb
  • Sold Out

Tabla

Tabla is a pair of drums.  It consists of of a small right hand drum called dayan and a larger metal one called bayan.

 

The tabla has an interesting construction. The dayan (right hand drum) is almost always made of wood. The diameter at the membrane may run from just under five inches to over six inches. The bayan (left hand drum) may be made of iron, aluminium, copper, steel, or clay; yet brass with a nickel or chrome plate is the most common material. Undoubtedly the most striking characteristic of the tabla is the large black spot on each of the playing surfaces. These black spots are a mixture of gum, soot, and iron filings.  Their function is to create the bell-like timbre that is characteristic of the instrument.

 

Although the origin of tabla is somewhat obscure, it is generally belived that it evolved from the barrel shaped drum called pakhawaj about three hundred years ago.

Tabla Pair of Drums

$295.00

  • 8 lb
  • Sold Out

Tibetan Singing Bowls

According to Tibetan oral tradition, the existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 - 480 B.C.). The tradition was brought from India to Tibet, along with the teachings of the Buddha, by the great tantric master Padmasambhava in the 8th century A.D.

 

Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation, the ultimate goal being enlightenment. They are a quintessential aid to meditation, and can be found on private Buddhist altars, and in temples, monasteries and meditation halls throughout the world.

Singing Bowls
$189.00 2

$94.50

  • 8 lb
  • Sold Out

Mudcloth Hats and Caps

Go to the game in style!


Celebrate life with these fun hand-made baseball caps. Perfect for any occasion and great casual wear. Made out of mudcloth, dyed and woven to perfection. An authentic hat sure to capture anyone's attention. Selling out quickly, so make sure to get them before they're gone! All mudcloth is individually hand spun, hand woven, and hand painted, so each hat will be different. Photos shown here are representative only. Made in Mali. C-H140

Mudcloth Hats and Caps

$28.00

  • 2 lb
  • Sold Out

Shakere and Case

This is a top professional shakeré with a handmade case to match. They look small in the pic but they are full size. I have 3 in stock being made for me. I love these.

Shakere and Case

$265.00

  • 6 lb
  • Sold Out

Shakeré

Top professional shakeré made by hand to exacting standards. Nothing comes close. Match bag or incredible quality available for $85.- additional. Color and design may vary. Call or write for current selection.

Shakere (only) in pinks and rose.
$365.00 2

$182.50

  • 4 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Shakeré

This beautiful golden brown shaker is available with a matching handmade case at $85.- additional. Call for that. We guarantee your complete satisfaction as these are the nicest we've seen in 25 years. Top professional shakeré made by hand to exacting standards. Nothing comes close. Match bag or incredible quality available for $85.- additional. Color and design may vary. Call or write for current selection.

Shakere (browns and golds)
$365.00 2

$182.50

  • 6 lb
  • Sold Out

Shakeré

This is the shakeré on the far Right, the blue one and case. Professional shakeré. Of of the best made.   Top professional shakeré made by hand to exacting standards. Nothing comes close.  Color and design may vary. Call or write for current selection.

Shakere

$365.00

  • 6 lb
  • Sold Out


Parking  •  Hours  •  Contact   • Directions