Dare To Dream! Dare To Drum! You Can Do it!

"In person" classes are back!

Covid protocol for indoor activities.

Welcome! Come and join the fun!

Drumming is accessible and offers many health benefits.

Come and connect with others through rhythms and beats.

It is about your journey with the drum!

Fairview Business Center: 655 Fairview N, St. Paul Mn 55104

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About Smiling Drum Studio

Smiling Drum Studio is dedicated to Women and Community. Classes for Women and Co-ed classes are available.

Located in the Midtown area of St. Paul, Minnesota, in the Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview N, St. Paul, MN 55104.

*The Smiling Drum Studio space is located in the multipurpose room within Element Gym.

Smiling Drum emphasis is on the ART of drumming and community music making. It also supports a lineage of female drummers. Many of the pieces shared in classes, with world music rhythms and beats, have been written and arranged by female drummers/teachers. This is a way to support and stay connected to these talented women!

Classes are available for people with or without drumming or musical background. We offer a safe and accommodating environment with many drums and percussion instruments to share!


Marisa has been drumming since 1995. She started her journey with the drum at age 35 in the Twin Cities area. Her main teachers have been Colleen Haas and Kari Kjome. Since 2008 Marisa has developed her skills as a drum instructor, an ensemble Music Director and she is certified in HealthRHYTHMS- a wellness based drum protocol, and in Rhythm2Recovery - using drumming to support psychological stress.