Locations and Directions

DrumConnection - The Store

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DrumConnection 177 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA 02474


We have many locations! Please be sure you know where you’re going!

The DrumConnection Home Locations: If you have a class scheduled in Boston, MA, Bedford, Brookline, Cambridge, Concord, Lexington, Newton, Acton, Needham, Medford, Arlington, Bath, ME or Conakry, Guinea, please look at the directions for that class.

Need help? Email me:alan@drumconnection.com


DrumConnection - Our Store

177 Mass Ave

Arlington, MA 02474 • 781-316-8068


• 7 Days a Week: Noon - 7:30pm

• Store Closing Sunday; July 28, 2018

• Many nights we are open later, often till 9pm. Don't be afriad to call us and see! 781-316-8068


By car: You can easily find us about 0.5 mile from the Rt 16 intersection at Mass Ave where Cambridge becomes Arlington. Across from Lake Street (off Rt 2) and the Capital Theater. On the opposite corner from Olympic Pizza.

Parking: 2 hour free parking right outside our door on either side of Mass Ave. No spaces? Try a right-hand turn onto Winter St. and park on the Right. Or take Winter to the end, a Right on Broadway and your 1st Right onto Cleveland St. Go near the Mass Ave end and park on the Right or Left. 

Secret spots! Across the street from DrumConnection is Cambridge Savings Bank and a parking lot. You can park there till 9:30PM. Easy. There are other side streets and more parking on the Quebrada Bakery, Capital Theater side of Mass Ave. More secret parking as we find it.

By MBTA: Take the Red Line to Alewife (the West end of the line). Walk the bike path to Thorndike Street and walk up Thorndike to Mass Ave. Take a Left onto Mass Ave and we are up on the Right about 4 blocks. Takes 13 minutes to walk and feels good!
Or grab a bus from Alewife or Harvard Square. 

MBTA buses:

#77 (Mass Ave/Winter)

#79 (Mass Ave/Winter)

#350 (Mass Ave/Winter)

#87 (Broadway/Winter)

Outside Charles River - Summer only

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Banks of the River Charles

The Charles River - Lot #4 or #11175A or 1228 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA


WHERE: We will either be at Parking Lot #1 (first choice) if it is empty enough or Parking Lot #4 (the larger Publick Theater lot) second choice but maybe necessary. So either 1228 Soldiers Field Rd. or 1175 Soldiers Field Rd, Brighton, MA. 


PLEASE BRING: a folding full-height chair, your drum, water, sun block, snack, a hat and maybe a jacket. On a hot day, it can be 7-10 degrees cooler at The Charles. Parking should be easy in the huge lot.


RAIN PLAN: If it rains we will keep the same day and time for class but move the location indoors to DrumConnection - 177 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA 02474. Call 781-316-8068 if you are unsure of inside/outside. There will be a recorded message or maybe you get ME! If at our store drumroom on Mass Ave, use Mass. Ave. and side streets to park.


EXTRA INFO: If you have an extra chair and/or an extra drum, please bring it if you can. If you have dunun (Mandingo Bass Drums) please bring with stands, or use some chairs and straps. Sticks! No Drum? We'll have some so don't let that stop you. We'll even have extra chairs.



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