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Category: Workshop

What to Bring: An aura of fun

Price/Donation: $25.00 per Month

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Event Id: 70862

Posted: May.25.2010

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Drumatic Innovation announces...

Drum Class in Olympia

When: Every Thursday
Where: Olympia, Washington

Drum Class in Olympia

Event Details: Have you ever wanted to learn how to drum but didn't know where to begin?
Come and join Olympia's most popular hand drumming class!

Effective group drumming
Exercises for timing and speed
Poly-rhythms and Improvisation
Proper hand drum techniques
Drum Circle Confidence

This is a universal style of hand drumming. This means that the class focuses on those aspects of drumming that are universal to most any drum or drumming tradition that utilizes hand drumming.

Students are not bound to any specific tradition and learn how to create their own rhythms as well.
Although the class is primarily taught on djembe drums (provided) , the goal of the class is to teach people to play any hand drum with confidence and flare in any situation (drum circle, on stage, alone, etc.) .
Most of all, the goal is to get people to truly ENJOY the art of drumming!

Class Description: This class is geared towards those who have little or no prior drumming experience, but also accommodates intermediate players.
We cover basics such as: holding and striking a drum properly, basic coordination drills, easy rhythms, and playing as a group.
Drums are available to use if you do not own one.
Those with prior experience will be given more challenging rhythms and playing techniques.

Ongoing Beginner Drum and Percussion Classes at Yenney’s in Olympia

6:30 pm Thursday

Yenney’s West Side Store
1404 Harrison Ave

Only $25 per Month (first class is FREE)
Drop in classes are $10 per night so the monthly rate is quit a money saving deal.

We guarantee a fun learning experience.

Want to get involved but don't have a drum? Not a problem!
We can provide you with a authentic African Djembe.

In this introductory course we will cover...

Drumming Etiquette
Handing Techniques
Listening Skills
Drum Sounds
Experiential Percussion
Simple Rhythmic Patterns
Group Dynamics
Drum Tuning

Class size will be limited so call or
E-mail us today to reserve your space.
Phone (360) 485 7501

Drumming Reduces Stress

Why drumming?

Drum circles can be extremely effective for corporations, companies, and small businesses that want to enhance the generation of new ideas and better team work. When people discover that they can collectively produce a good sound without any musical training or background, they start to realize that they can be more effective at work by putting their heads together and working as a team.
Also, drumming uses the brain in a different pattern than the linear thought process that is usually needed in the work environment. A drum circle brings the group to a more open mental and psychological process. The creative side of the brain becomes free to improvise, which can be carried over to the production of new and better ways of working. An excellent tool to kick off any kind of brain storming session, and optimize the quantity and quality of new ideas. I provide the group with the tools they need to figure out the task.

Music is a universal language, and drumming is one of the most accessible ways for diverse groups of people to make music together. Drumming encourages teamwork and builds skills in listening, participating, and leadership. Our goal is to help people build stronger communities through making music together in the classroom, at team-building events, and at community gatherings.

In the past few decades, there has been a movement to uncover and recover the ancient art form of drumming and making music together as a community.
The late Babatunde Olatunji, a gifted drummer and inspirational teacher, made it his life mission to help create peace in the world by encouraging people to communicate and celebrate life through music. He said: “All people from all walks of life, all colors, have various things they can do together to create harmony, and it is the simplest to make music and sing together."

The interest in drum circles as a way of community gathering has been growing rapidly all over the world and is happening in many settings. As well as community circles open to the public, facilitated drum circles are being used in schools as an educational tool; are taking place in multi-national corporations and governments for team building, in health care facilities with the well-elderly, cancer patients, senior events recovering addicts, alzheimer patients ...and the list grows as more people experience the positive effects of self-expression in a creative and friendly environment.

Not only are drum circles a wonderful way to have fun and meet new friends. Other recognized benefits include it as exercise for the mind, body, spirit and a great stress reducer.

Drum circles are coordinated by a facilitator in order to help the group have fun making music together and no musical experience is necessary in order to participate. We are all rhythmical beings! This multi-generational, multi-cultural, activity encourages listening and relating to each other without words and is really a re-connection to the ancient wisdom found in all cultures about the beauty and importance of community gatherings.

Event Location: 1404 Harrison Ave in Olympia
Event TIME Details: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Directions: Yenney’s Music
1404 Harrison Ave
Olympia WA 98501

Phone: (360) 485 7501

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