Fall Class Schedule

Mondays

The Heart & Ritual of the Medicine Drum

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Starts Jan 13 12 weeks $170

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Mondays

The Heart & Ritual of the Medicine Drum

Students will learn pow-wow drumming, chanting and circle dancing. “The steady pounding beat of a medicine drum helps us notice our own heartbeat,” says Gary Meitrott, Drum Journeys of Earth teacher.  “This low steady beat can create a calmness which is very therapeutic in getting in touch with our inner selves.” Book required: "Sacred Drumming" by Ash.

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Starts Jan 13 12 weeks $170

Mondays

Intro to West African Djembe

7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Starts Jan 13 6 weeks $90 Also offered on Saturdays

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Mondays

Intro to West African Djembe

 The popularity of this instrument is due largely in part to the primal sound of this tribal drum, which can transport you to another place and time. The raw power of the low bass tone beckons you to come and play. The explosive slap makes you come alive while the open tone balances these two extremes. Gary Meitrott will teach techniques that allow you to play with an authentic sound, as well as to safeguard your hands. Drum Journeys of Earth classes provide an element of fun as we learn new skills and reconnect with our body, mind, and spirit.

7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Starts Jan 13 6 weeks $90 Also offered on Saturdays

Wedn'days

Intro to Afro-Cuban Percussion

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Starts Feb 19 6 weeks $90

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Wedn'days

Intro to Afro-Cuban Percussion

Ease into the sensual feel of the conga with gentle heel/touches, sharp closed slaps, mellow harmonic open tones and subtle bass tones. Latin conga offers even more sounds with muffled tones and drops. You’ll learn the Latin rhythms of the different drums ~ quinto,  segunda, dos segunda and the tumba ~ and become adept at playing the hand percussion instruments of clave, maracas, guiro, campana and the shekere.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Starts Feb 19 6 weeks $90

Wedn'days

School of Outrageous Shakespeare

7:00pm - 8:30 pm

TBA

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Wedn'days

School of Outrageous Shakespeare

The School of Outrageous Shakespeare (SoS) provides in depth training to enliven our everyday speech. You can learn to speak with a quality that will have people interested in hearing what you have to say, and perhaps, to want to know more of whom you are.

To speak well, you need to stretch your vocabulary, diction, enunciation, grace, and even physical stature.  In other words, poise, charm and panache! Another important dynamic is that of being fully alive in your body. We will work with movement, pulling aspects from Comedia del arte as a discipline, integrating hand and arm gestures, skeletal alignment, walking, eye contact, and voice production. 

7:00pm - 8:30 pm

TBA

Thursdays

Advanced West African Djembe

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Starts Jan 2 12 weeks $170

Thursdays

Advanced West African Djembe

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Starts Jan 2 12 weeks $170

Class Schedule - con

Thursdays

Advanced Afro-Cuban

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Starts Jan 2 12 weeks $170

Thursdays

Advanced Afro-Cuban

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Starts Jan 2 12 weeks $170

Saturdays

When Women Were Drummers

9:00 am - 10:30 am

TBA

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Saturdays

When Women Were Drummers

 

Working with the frame drum with both hands and using the Layne Redmond’s book ot the same name.  A celebration of women (men invited)!

9:00 am - 10:30 am

TBA

Saturdays

Intro to West African Djembe

10:30 am - 12 noon

TBA 6 weeks $90

Event Details

Saturdays

Intro to West African Djembe

 

The popularity of this instrument is due largely in part to the primal sound of this tribal drum, which can transport you to another place and time. The raw power of the low bass tone beckons you to come and play. The explosive slap makes you come alive while the open tone balances these two extremes. Gary Meitrott will teach techniques that allow you to play with an authentic sound, as well as to safeguard your hands. Drum Journeys of Earth classes provide an element of fun as we learn new skills and reconnect with our body, mind, and spirit.

10:30 am - 12 noon

TBA 6 weeks $90