Beginner Djembe Hand-drumming: Learn to Play the W. African Drum
Learn to play the most popular hand-drum! Barbara Gail is a teacher’s teacher, instructing djembe students ages pre-teens to eighty-somethings, since 1996. With a focus on hand technique & teaching rhythm patterns sequentially, she masterfully helps you find your place in the beat & play as a multi-rhythmic ensemble.
Perfect for raw beginners, drum circle enthusiasts, & folks with some exposure to drumming who seek rhythmic music instruction with a solid foundation. For men, women, motivated teens, & youth. No musical experience needed, a positive…Read More
Women’s Tambourine Workshop
The tambourine is much more than what we see & hear in popular music, which simply hits it to make the cymbals ring. But this jingled frame drum is actually a powerful, trance-inducing instrument, steeped in a rich, spiritual women’s hertory for use in ceremonial procession, & unifying the community in celebration. From cool jingle rolls to mesmerizing rhythms, there’s so much sound from one small drum!
A contemporary twist on an ancient women’s tradition, this beginner drum class focuses on basic hand techniques & rhythm patterns of the tambourine. It can also be…Read More
Women’s Frame Drum Workshop
The simple frame drum is the most universal drum in the world. It’s also a powerful, trance-inducing instrument steeped in a rich, spiritual women’s herstory that was used in ceremonial procession & community-unifying celebration throughout the Ancient Mediterranean World.
A beginner drum workshop to learn the basic strokes of the frame drum, rhythm patterns, & some of its ancient herstory.
Can be enhanced with contemporary ritual infused with sacred feminine space…Read More
SpiralSong: Sing yourself into YES!
A radical re-start button, where the power of positive affirmation meets rhythmic chant. SpiralSong utilizes the concepts of supportive self-talk, joyful communal singing, compassionate sisterhood, repetitive mantra, & pranayama (breath), literally giving voice to our heart’s true inner wisdom of love & light. Awaken into a calm yet energized space of empowered positivity in mind, body, & spirit.
Why sing? The drum is the most primal, the dance is the most intimate, & the voice is the most personal. When we’re singing, so much is happening…Read More