Rhythms for the Whole Being

Classes & Playshops


Spring/Summer 2017

Rhythm & West African Percussion

Classes are ongoing and are held in Redwood City & Benicia, CA

Other locations upon request

(Dates may be subject to change)

Redwood City Parks & Rec
4 week sessions!
Wednesdays: April 19 – May 10,
June 7-28, August 9-30

Beginners/Continuing Beginners (in June): 6pm-7pm
Advanced: 7:10pm-8:10pm
CAB, 1400 Roosevelt, Redwood City, CA
Registration and more info at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/rwcpark

Benicia – Mozart, Einstein & Me (formerly ABC Music)
5 week sessions!

April 13 – May 18 (skip 4/27),
June 1 – 29
Beginners: 7pm-8pm
Intermediate/Advanced: 8:15pm-9:15pm
620 N. First St, Benicia, California 94510

Holistic Drum also hosts fun, interactive and educational Playshops for Children and Adults
Contact Us to register, for info, or to set up your customized session or playshop!

Drumming is fun, easy and a great way to improve one’s self-esteem while fostering a musical ground-work to last a lifetime. All sessions include an informative African cultural/history/geography lesson on the origin of the drum and its music. Holistic Drum’s classes & playshops teach students how to:

  • Understand rhythm, measure, and tempo and space
  • Illustrate rhythm in everyday life
  • Explore examples of rhythm
  • Play specific rhythms and learn how they interweave with others
  • Gain a sense of how these rhythms are played and used in Africa

Classes are geared towards learning about the rhythms of the drum, and how to bring out the rhythm each of us carries inside. Students are introduced to basic rhythmic & percussive concepts, including measure, tempo, Call & Response, the Pulse/Beat, and more. Through gentle, tried-and-true teaching techniques and games, the vast world of hand drumming is explored. Lessons cover tips on technique and solos, a series of rhythms, arrangements, and the rich and diverse African culture around the drum.

Playshops are customized to meet your audience’s needs. From corporate events, to team/community building, parties, weddings and more, Holistic Drum offers a fun and safe way to explore.  Participants learn about music, rhythm and percussion, while discovering the rich culture of Africa.

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