Hand drum lessons, workshops & drum circles with Jaqui MacMillan

Hello Everyone! 
Thank you for visiting my website!
For information about classes, workshops, drum circles and performances, click on the "Activities" button at the top of this page. Drum For Joy!™ also has a facebook page where you can access this information, so please be sure to visit me there and "like" it too! Also, if you would like to receive e-mails about classes and workshops, please send me a message at:
Jaqui@erols.com and tell me that you would like to be added to the "drum list".
Thank you again!  I hope to drum with you sometime soon!
Love and Peace Always,  Jaqui 

 

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 in a group!  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 empowers the participants in a way that allows them to freely express themselves while being supported by their peers. Instruments are provided for all participants.

Drum For Joy!™ – Drum Circles
A Drum For Joy!™ drum circle is an interactive experience in which participants use rhythm as a tool to facilitate community, build spirit and promote well being. In a drum circle, everyone participates by contributing their individual sounds into a spontaneous musical composition.This activity empowers the participants in a way that allows them to freely express themselves while being supported by the group. Individuals develop a common language with the group which creates synergy and develops stronger connections with their peers. From simple fun to stress relief, the benefits of a Drum For Joy!™ drum circle are numerous. Jaqui, a professional drum circle facilitator, utilizes a variety of techniques to make the experience joyous and meaningful for all participants. It is an activity where anyone can participate at any musical skill level. Instruments are provided for all participants.

                                                                                                        
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