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CCM’s group drumming programming invites you to discover and explore the rhythms and traditions of world cultures in a supportive learning environment that engages you in self-discovery and learning through experience.

You’ll learn proper hand technique and traditional rhythms using a turbano drum.  Topics to be covered include techniques for hand drumming, rhythms from Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe, developing a rhythmic vocabulary for improvisation, and exercises to improve internal pulse.

Hand drumming promotes physical and mental coordination and focus. It aids in harmonizing the functions of the brain’s two hemispheres and advances spatial and temporal acuity – one’s ability to conceptualize time, space, and matter in three dimensions. This is a fun and engaging way to learn about rhythm and experience the joy of drumming in a supportive group environment.

No experience is necessary. This class is designed for someone who has never played the turbano or had little experience. However, all students will be challenged at their level—no need to bring a drum. 

If interested, please contact the CCM office.

  • Age Group(s): Adult, Lifelong Learners
  • Ages: Adults
  • Instructor: Mike Connors
  • Instrument: percussion
  • Semester: Not offered at this time. Please contact registrar@concordconservatory.org if you are interested.
  • Duration: 10 Weeks
  • Maximum Enrollment: 8