Cleveland Drum Circle Meetup Group Weekly Meetup

This is an open, free-form circle, usually without facilitation. A drummer usually starts a beat and others join in, as they wish. There are some extra drums and percussion - currently 2 djembes and 2 ingoma drums - first come first served. We try to keep it simple, at first, so beginners feel comfortable. Intermediate, advanced and professional drummers will take leads and solos, once the rhythms are in synch.

Sometimes a professional or intermediate member will teach some free, beginner rhythms to the group, at the start of the circle, then open jamming takes place.

Participants come and go during the two to four hours during the circle. Beside drummers, we occasionally have wind instruments, guitars, dancers or hoop dancers join us. Many people just come to watch, listen and enjoy the drumming, sitting in the church pews. We encourage visitors to participate or watch.

Church chairs/seats are available or bring your own.

Enter our cold weather location, St. Colman Church from State Route 2, the Shoreway, from the east side - just west of downtown Cleveland and head right to exit W.49th St. go left at the first stop up to Detroit and make a right turn on to Detroit. Then a left on W. 65th Street. Church is on the left at Madison. FREE small parking lot south and north of the church and on all streets. Rest room and water are available. Many circles are also lit by candle light in winter. Bring tea lights and holders, if you wish. Love donations for web site service and church charities are appreciated.


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  • Darren

    Is there a meeting on the 31st?

    March 21, 2013

    • Eric


      March 28, 2013

  • Wally G.

    Great solid rhythms led by Eric!

    2 · March 27, 2013

  • Lisa

    What a nice group of people! Thanks to everyone for making my first Drum Circle so comfortable. Loved it and will be back!

    March 25, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    March 22, 2013

  • Lisa

    can i be a maybe? : ) i've never tried this before but have always wanted to take drum lessons...

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Wally G.

      Hi Lisa, Yes, everyone is a maybe! Many of our members don't rsvp, just show up or not, since it is free and no tickets are involved. We accept donations to defer web costs, etc. We have many non-meet up drummers attend, also. All the organizers are automatically rsvp'd as YES every week, even though some of us can't make a circle. Paul, Eric and I co-ordinate, to make sure one of us is there to open/close and help the new drummers. Participate anytime you can. You are welcome anytime we play.

      March 19, 2013

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