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For Women - Basic Groovin'Heart Online (Zoom)

Hand / Stick Drum

Online - Zoom lesson

Beginners to Some experience

This class offers you the basics. It will introduce you to technique training for a variety of drum styles (e.g djembes, conga’s, snares, toms, and bass drums). Technique practice and playing musical pieces are used to teach you about the art of drumming. African, Brazilian, Caribbean and American rhythms will be included. In each class you will have a chance to lose yourself in the beautiful rhythms and music while you play.

Thursday 10:15-11:25 am Online (Zoom)

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For Women - Groovin'Heart 1 Online (Zoom)

Hand / Stick Drum

Online - Zoom lesson

Some experience

This class offers you the basics. It will introduce you to technique training for a variety of drum styles (e.g djembes, conga’s, snares, toms, and bass drums). Technique practice and playing musical pieces are used to teach you about the art of drumming. African, Brazilian, Caribbean and American rhythms will be included. In each class you will have a chance to lose yourself in the beautiful rhythms and music while you play.

Wednesday, 10:00-11:15 am (weekly) Online (Zoom)

(Wednesday 1:00-2:00 pm (weekly) In person)

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For Women - Groovin'Heart 2 Online (Zoom)

Hand / Stick Drum

Online - Zoom lesson

Some experience to Moderate experience

This class offers technique training for a variety of drum styles that use both hands and sticks (e.g djembes, conga’s, snares, toms, and bass drums). Technique practice and playing musical pieces are used to teach you about the art of drumming. African, Brazilian, Caribbean and American rhythms will be included. In addition, the art of performing will be emphasized.

Thursday, 6:30-7:45 pm Online (Zoom) (Weekly)

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CO-ED Community World Drum group - Online (Zoom)

Online - Zoom lesson

Hand / Stick Drum

Beginner to Some experience

Drumming is accessible and fun! Learn technique for drums from around the world (e.g djembes, conga’s, snares, toms, and bass drums) and feel the JOY of being in a drum ensemble. African, Brazilian, Caribbean and American Rhythms will be taught and used within musical drum pieces!

Wednesday 6:30-7:45 pm Online (Zoom)

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A class for Women - Djoyful Djuns - online Zoom

Online - Zoom lesson

Djoyful Djuns - Some experience to Moderate experience

Explore playing the duns and the djembes. Women in Africa have had a history of playing the Dun Duns. The energy and spirit of the duns as they blend with the djembes make a beautiful combination of sounds and rhythms. Many variations of how the duns are played will be taught. African influenced rhythms and songs, along with contemporary pieces will be included.

Saturday November, 21- 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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One-on-One (private) Lesson 60-90 minutes in person or on Zoom/Facetime

Online - Zoom lesson

What a One-on-One (private ) Lesson will include!

Before the meeting (by email or phone):

1) We will determine the goal of the lesson. This ensures that we have the music and instruments that we need ready on lesson day.

Samples of Goals:

-Work on a skill/technique - stick and hand drum sounds, counting out parts

-Work on a drum part (of a piece)

-Work on understanding the arrangement of a piece

-Work on transitions in a piece (moving in and out of breaks within a piece)

2) I will send a video link with information that relates to the upcoming lesson to enable you to practice and prepare for the lesson.

Samples of video link content:

- Proper Technique to practice

-The “part” being played on the drum

-A “play along” of a part

At the Lesson: (done in person or on Zoom/FaceTime)

We will work together to accomplish the goals we had set.

Fee:

-One-on-One lesson 60-90 min. - $40

NOTE: If you are not able to pay, due to this current situation, don't let that stop you. Please let me know and we will discuss other arrangements.

Contact Marisa through this website to set up a lesson. Payment can be made online once the lesson details are arranged. Thank you and Take care!

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Private Group Drum class 60-90 minutes on Zoom

What a Group Lesson will include!

Before the meeting (by email or phone):

1) We will determine the goal of the class. This ensures that we have the music and instruments that we need ready on lesson day.

Samples of Goals:

-Work on a skill/technique - stick and hand drum sounds, counting out parts

-Work on a drum part (of a piece)

-Work on understanding the arrangement of a piece

-Work on transitions in a piece (moving in and out of breaks within a piece)

2) I will send a video link with information that relates to the upcoming class to enable you to practice and prepare for the class.

Samples of video link content:

- Proper Technique to practice

-The “part” being played on the drum

-A “play along” of a part

At the class: (done on Zoom)

I will demonstrate or review a technique or part and then you practice (while on mute). Then, I will have a person unmute and I will listen to how the technique or part sounds and offer suggestions to improve if needed.

Fee:

Group lesson 60-90 min. $20 per person

NOTE: If you are not able to pay, due to this current situation, don't let that stop you. Please let me know and we will discuss other arrangements.

Contact Marisa through this website to join a class. Payment can be made online once the class details are arranged. Thank you and Take care!

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Current class participants lessons

Drumming is a tool to help us cope with these unusual times. I wanted to provide this service online to help. We are in this together.

One-on-One and Shared (2-4 people) lessons available.

Contact Marisa through this website to arrange a lesson. Payment can be made online once the lesson details are arranged. Thank you and Take care!

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Performance in Community

An event that offers class participants a opportunity to share the musical pieces they are learning with the community at large.

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Private session

Smiling Drum offers custom classes for groups that are interested in exploring drumming together.

Contact Marisa to discuss availability and options.

Fees Vary