Youth Classes – open level
YDC – Youth Drum Collective, Performing group. For youth 11 to 18. Saturday 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Led by noted music educator Marlene Hinz. This session will take participants through many aspects of drumming including learning traditional rhythms as well as created ones. Participants with develop their confidence, musicality and sense of community as they create music with each other. Performances will also be included. Drums will be supplied. These would generally be students 11 to 18. Class Time: Saturday 11:30 – 12:30 pm Cost: $10 for each class attended. Class Dates: September 15, 22 / October 6, 20, 27/ November 3, 17, 24/ December 1, 8.
Youth, Preparing 4 Performance. Youth 7 to 10, Saturday 12:30 to 1:30. Cost $10 per class. Led by Music Educator Marlene Hinz. This session is for students age 7 to 10 or with previous drum experience. Same content as YDC at age appropriate level. Drums are supplied. Will perform at student recital. Class Time: Saturday 12:30 – 1:30 pm Class Dates: Same as Above
Supported Drumming for youth 7 and older. Saturday 10:15 to 11:15, accompanied by parent or other support person. For youth who may love to drum but can use extra support in participating. Class Dates the same as above. $10 per youth, $15 for two youths from the same family. Toonie for support person.
Adult Classes – open level – all classes $10 drop-in for classes attended
Spirit of the Drum, Djembe centered Adult Social Drumming Friday, Sept 14, 10:30 to 12:00 noon. Explore the wide world of rhythms in 6 week topic modules. * * * Pot Luck lunch or snacks once a month.
Introductory Djembe, Building confidence on the drum. Saturday 9:15 am to 10:15 am. 6 week learning modules. First Module, increasing your confidence on the drum.
Healing Drum Level 1: Sunday November 4, 10;00 am to 4:00 pm. Workshop fee $60.00 Handout provided.(Healing level 2 will be offered in February 2019).
Teacher Workshop: Sunday October 21, 10 to 4:00 Building your confidence in teaching drumming. Theme: Drumming to the Curriculum. 6 week, grade- appropriate curriculum, provided.
All Ages – Open Level – all classes $10 for classes attended
Conga – Sunday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, weekly. No Conga Oct. 21 & Nov. 4 Building your technique and group playing of Latin rhythms.
Doumbek – Sunday 12:00 to 1:00, every second week starting Sept. 16, 30, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 11, 25 Dec. 9 Learn a variety of Middle Eastern rhythms with the intent of drumming for dancers.
Samba – Introductory Ensemble: Class time & Date TBA, please Pre-register so we can check with you. We will work on different pieces of the Brasil Sounds (Samba reggae, Timbalada, Samba enredo) using typical instruments of batucada including Surdos, repinique, caixas, tamborines, agogos and others.
Parade with us at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival in May