Update: Oct 1, 2012

Davis Sound will not be holding the Introduction to Hand Drumming class in October due to lack of people responding. The class held on November 13 and December 4 will continue as scheduled.

Davis Sound Drum Instruction

Davis Sound teaches various levels of beginning and intermediate hand drumming plus hosts open drum jams. The goal of the  teaching is to provide people with a good understanding of how to play hand drums for fun. There are basic rhythms and fundamentals that will get someone started but the teaching also includes how to improvise and create new rhythms. This is great for someone who wants to play for social fun, at drums jams, for meditation, or to play along with music.


Introduction to Hand Drumming Class

Introduction to Hand Drumming is a 2-hour/day, 2-day class set up as beginning instruction for drumming rhythms. This class is geared for hand drums (i.e. African, Latin, Middle Eastern) and will focus on both improvisation and structured patterns. A book will be included that uses a visual method of learning drum patterns, as well as a CD that let’s you hear each pattern at multiple tempos. This will also help the student remember what was learned and be able to more effectively practice at home.

Cost of class is $45. Minimum of 4 people per class. Classes will begin in the fall. If you would like to attend, please let us know at marshall@davissound.net.

Scheduled Dates:

Location: Green River Dance for Gobal Somatics, 2715 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406.

Day 1: Tuesday, November 13, 7-9 pm

Day 2: Tuesday, December 4, 7-9 pm

Comments from people who have taken this class:

    “I took Marshall's introductory drum class. It was the first time I have ever played Djembe. I was able to take these fundamentals and use them to play on my own and in several drum circles. He presents the material in a simple, yet powerful way.”  - D.K., Minneapolis

    “The class was well run and the material was easy to understand and of course it was fun!“ - M.B., St Paul

    “The class was a good introduction to hand drumming, and the materials were valuable.” - B.W., St Paul