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group drumming classes for adults

Whether you have always wanted to start drumming, or you are looking for a place to practice your skills, the World Percussion Center of New York provides group classes with skilled instructors for all levels, novice to experienced. BMS is one of the most accessible locations in New York, so please join us!

African Drumming

details

  • Day + time: Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Course Duration: October 16 - December 18 (10 weeks)
  • Fee: $25 per class + $5 rental / $220 for all 10 weeks 
  • Teacher: Mr. Fitz

Description

Join Mr. Fitz for a fun and welcoming class, designed for adults, where he will focus on improving students' comfort on the drums, including the djembe and the congas. Through the course of the semester, Mr. Fitz will share many exercises used to increase power and dexterity on the hand drums. To increase students' rhythmic vocabulary, he will be teaching rhythms from the Congo and west Africa. The class will also explore rhythms from Cuba, Haiti and Trinidad depending on the flow of the class. The class will introduce students to different time signatures, tempos and feelings . The ensemble playing will help the students learn how to play with one another and develop a discerning ear.