Drum For Joy!™ – Hand Drum Workshops, Group Classes and Lessons
“If you can say it, you can play it” … These are the famous words of Jaqui’s first drum teacher, Babatunde Olatunji, and also the foundation for all of her drum classes. In the Drum For Joy!™ classes you will learn the language of the drum, basic hand drum technique and how to make your drum sing. Jaqui presents the drum songs in a way that make it fun and easy to learn. By building and playing drum compositions in all of their parts, (rhythms, breaks, solos and vocals), you will experience the magic of music making and the joy of drumming! All levels of experience are welcome. From the “beginning beginner” to the experienced player, the Drum For Joy!™ classes are enjoyable for everyone! Jaqui specializes in djembe drumming, but other hand drums are welcome, (ashikos, bougaraboos, congas, etc.). Recording and note taking are welcome and encouraged. Participants are asked to bring their drums to class with them.
Drums are also available to borrow in class.
Drum For Joy!™ – Drum Workshop / Drum Circle (One-time event)
From simple fun to stress relief, the benefits of a Drum For Joy!™ workshop are numerous. It is an activity where anyone can participate at any musical skill level and all are welcome to join in the fun! The Drum For Joy!™ workshop is an interactive experience where participants will learn the language of the drum and how to make their drum sing. Jaqui presents the drum songs in a way that make it fun and easy to learn. By building and playing a simple drum composition, participants will experience the magic of music making and the joy of drumming in a group. This activity also empowers the participants in a way that allows them to improvise and freely express themselves through the music! Instruments are provided for all participants.