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Drumming 101


with Krystian Beal

Calendar Mar 2, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

With focus on the snare, learn to read basic rhythms and play basic rudiments. Get online resources, such as metronomes and play-along videos to help build your skills outside of the classroom. Leave with an enhanced appreciation of music, the ability to play the basics and with the tools necessary to continue to grow independently as a musician.

Required: Masks and distancing. One 12-inch drum pad with two 5A drum sticks (approx. $30 on Amazon).

Krystian Beal studied Elementary Education with a concentration in Music at UME @ Orono. He currently plays in several local bands and is also a singer-songwriter and soloist.

Hand Drumming Workshop


with Namory Keita

Calendar Mar 13, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

with Master Drummer, Namory Keita

Beginners & ALL Levels Welcome!

Explore hand drumming through the traditional music of Guinea, West Africa. Play patterns, rhythms, and participate in ensemble playing with Master Village Drummer, Namory Keita. Fun & engaging, Namory pulls all levels together in a community experience - not to be missed!

Required: Proof of registration, masks and distancing. Djembe, Ashiko, Conga or other hand drum.

Note: There are some rentals available at $5 pr drum, payable to instructor in class. Please reserve your drum by emailing as soon as you register.

Namory Keita, Master Village Drummer, is a sought after teacher and performer with a unique style and a wealth of traditional knowledge; very rare to find outside the villages of Guinea where he was born. His resources include not only his wonderful ability to engage any audience but also his relationships with dancers and drummers locally and around the world as an international teacher and performer.

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