What is this class?
New Earth Drumming is a distinct kind of non-religious musical event. Based on a blend of ancient drumming and chanting, it has the quality of quieting the mind with the proper intention. Every drummer has a unique experience. Everyone plays hand drums and percussion. Participants line up in a drum circle and follow the Sonero (leader) in rhythm and song improvisation. Usually one session lasts approximately 1-2 hours full of universal beats and soulful expressions. Members play with each other and experience a profound connection with the group and inner self. The person becomes relaxed and reinvigorated after each session. Since there are no words in the sound vibration the encounter can be transformative and enriching.
Why should I take this class?
Recent studies on biofeedback show that drumming induces brain waves that are similar to the brain waves of meditation. Drumming can help us learn about stress reduction. Drumming to the rhythm of your heartbeat is effortless and immensely pleasurable. The experience transcends all boundaries.
Participants have a great time celebrating the spirit of drumming. Connect with the deep pulse of magical rhythms to the heartbeat of the drum. Drumming can have a profound effect on your physical and emotional well being. It can boost the immune system, provide social support, brain stimulation, and heighten self awareness.
This event is a great opportunity for a FUN family activity. Alejandro creates a joyous and exciting rhythmic interplay between participants of all ages and levels. Drums will be provided or bring your own drum, rattle or instrument. No prior musical experience necessary! Open to all ages.
How much is it?
Fee// $15 peace offering.
Whose the instructor?
Alejandro is a professional percussionist and community psychologist. He brings infectious collaborative energy to the workshop that motivates students. He will teach students the importance of rhythm and musicality while making it fun and exciting. His passion for humanity and goodness is awesome! He has been a musician since his youth specializing in bringing live musical elegance to special events. He has performed as a musician for various venues playing percussion such as the congas, timbales, bongos, maracas, cow bells, clave, guiro and other African & Latin percussion instruments. In his performances he has musically played son, pop, salsa, Latin jazz, guajira, rumba, flamenco, rock-n-espanol, rock, reggae, calypso, soca, merengue, mariachi, oldies, R&B and world music. He has led drum circles and played in restaurants, nite clubs, company parties, holiday events, open houses, anniversaries, celebrations, meetings, conferences, weddings, dinners, and much more. Alejandro has a broad background of experience that spans a career in Community Psychology, Career Management, Mental and Public Health, Community Organization, Parent Development and Music Therapy. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Community/ Clinical Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. He enjoys international music and travel, loves dancing and playing percussion instruments
Contact: Alejandro Tovares email@example.com
Do people actually like this class?
"After each Drumming Circle, guided by Alejandro, I feel energized, positive, and reminded about working on peace inside of me and peace outside of me! Thank you Alejandro!" - Susan (2010)
"What a wonderful drum circle and class! I loved all the different rhythms, the message and spirit....so great! Can't wait for for the next class!" - Karen (2015)
"Glad I came this morning! Didn't realize what I had been missing!***:--) Thanks for Leading this Super Group Alejandro! !! So relaxed afterwards!! I am definitely coming back!! "- Wendy (2015)
"Your Drum Circle was an amazing and therapeutic experience. Thank you Alejandro and we look forward to next weekend and bringing our kids out too!" - Jax (2016)
"The beat holds magic, the body has magic together they transform.” - Debra (2016)
"Alejandro, thank you for creating that amazing space. I realized today that when I allow myself to feel and move with the rhythm it helps me melt tension from my shoulders in an amazing way! It was so wonderful that I could participate. I look forward to the next one and also possibly working on something together in the future to help people have the opportunity to express creatively and experience joy, healing and improve their health and wellness in a connected heart centered way. Many Blessings." - Debra (2016 )