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

"In person" classes are back!

Check out the FREE Rhythms from "My Heart to Yours" offered through Smiling Drum Studio YouTube channel and Facebook page. Icons below.

Smiling Drum Women's Ensemble performing on a float in the 2021MN State Fair Parade!

Drumming is accessible, fun, and offers many health benefits!

CO-MOTION Center for Movement: 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, at CO-MOTION, Center for Movement, 655 Fairview N, St. Paul, MN 55104.

Smiling Drum is about the ART of drumming and offers a connection to a lineage of female drummers. The majority of the pieces shared in classes, with world music rhythms and beats, have been written and arranged by female drummers/teachers. It is fun to be connected to these talented women by sharing their compositions!

Classes are available for people with or without drumming or musical background.


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.