Next Eight week beginner drumming class session

Hello everyone,

I am starting another eight week beginner drumming class session on August 27th. Each eight week session focuses on a new composition. Please let me know if you are planning to sign up for the eight week session.

Adult Djembe Class:  Class Description: Beginner drumming class. Learn basic djembe drumming techniques, and traditional and non-traditional interlocking djembe rhythms. Learn to solo and play accompaniments and dun duns. Understand how to use ghosting (tapping into the space between sound) to create your own unique rhythms and solo phrases and learn to move with the constant sound and vibration. Learn to relax so to transition from mental to muscle memory and reflexes to play the rhythms and solo patterns effortlessly. Understand the philosophy of time and rhythm.

What to bring: Djembe, paper, pencil, and if you have any recording device it would help. Let me know if you need a djembe to borrow during class.  

Place: Goodman Community Center 149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 53704, (608)[masked]. The class will be held in the Teen Center Loft

Day: Wednesday evenings.

Time: 7-8:30pm

Cost: $80 for an eight-class package or $13 for a drop in. 

Elmore Lawson

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  • Sue

    Great fun!

    August 30

  • Blue

    Fell down stairs last evening twisting my ankle. Staying in tonight in light of that. Sorry to miss outbut have fun everyone!!!

    August 27

  • Tim

    Hi Elmore,

    It was nice to see you on State ST a month or so ago. I'll be joining tonight, will you have an extra drum that I can borrow for the class?

    Many thanks! Tim

    August 27

  • Georgia

    Q: Am I able to pay via CC or DC at the time of the class? Or does it have to be via check or cash?

    August 26

    • elmore

      Hi Georgia, Sorry, I can't take CC or DC. Check or cash would work.

      August 27

  • Deb W.

    Hi Elmore! I don't know yet if I'll be at tomorrow's class and for sure won't be there Sep 3. So if I don't see you tomorrow night I look forward to seeing you and all on Sep 10 (with my new/used drum ;-).

    August 26

  • Blue

    Elmore, I believe a girl I work with named Jackie contacted you about the class. She plans to come with her partner, Zach. Also Sadie will be joining the class again now she is back in town. Im pretty sure they all need drums to use. I could bring an extra too if needed. Lmk thanks!

    August 25

    • elmore

      Thank you Blue for spreading the word about the drum class. I will be bringing extra drums for people to use during class.

      August 25

  • Blue

    I rsvp'd +2 because it is the most the site let's you, but really it is me +3. My work friends haven't joined the Meetup site yet so I wanted you to have an accurate head count. Big class of 15 so far! Should be great!!

    August 25

  • Sue

    Hi, Elmore,
    I would like to buy a djembe. Any suggestions in the Madison area?
    I'd appreciate it if I could borrow one for class until I can get one.
    Do I pay for the class at the first meeting?
    Thanks! Sue

    August 19

    • elmore

      Hi Sue, for a drum, I would go to Drums and More on the West side, or you could contact Djam Vivie, he builds drums. Djam's number is[masked]-3456. I also have drums for sale, I can bring one to class for you to borrow and you can see if you like it. And yes, you can pay for the class at the first meeting.

      August 20

    • Sue

      Thanks, Elmore! I'd appreciate it if you would let me borrow a drum. See you next week! Sue

      August 20

  • Elena

    Hi Elmore, I am going to do the 8week session, I cannot wait to start. My daughter will join me for only one class. Will you have an extra drum for her? Thank you!

    August 18

    • elmore

      Great to hear from you. I will bring extra drum for your daughter.

      August 19

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