The Drum Course
The Drum Course provides drumming instruction (techniques and rhythms) for a variety of popular instruments, including congas, djembe, bongos, darbuka (doumbek) and a variety of hand percussion. Attendees receive personal guidance in playing technique, identifying instruments by name, country or origin, and genre. Drums and percussion instruments are experienced alone and in drumming ensembles, within the context of traditional music (songs and dances) from various countries.
The Drum Course is the logical next step for:
- Music Teachers (Orff Schulwerk and Genreal)
- Music Therapists
- Drumming Facilitators and Leaders
- Beginning and Intermediate Drummers
- All Musicians and Dancers
Attendees learn how to hold and play primary sounds on hand drums, frame drums, and hand percussion instruments. Specific rhythms are learned and performed in ensembles where various roles (ground, rhythm accompaniment, soloist, etc.) are experienced first-hand. Rhythm ensembles are formed and experienced through songs and dances from Latin America, Brazil, West Africa, and Arab countries. Adaptations for other popular applications for group drumming, such as drum circles, drum classes, and drumming in music therapy are discussed.
The Drum Course is offered as a stand-alone program and in conjunction with other programs, such as Developmental Community Music and Orff-Schulwerk courses. It may be presented as a two- to five-day course, depending on the scope and number of participants. Participants get a rare opportunity to study with a professional percussionist with more than 35 years of experience as a performer, recording artist, music educator, and program leader. Kalani’s vast range and depth of experience is unparalleled in the field and his friendly and personable style makes the experience enjoyable.
Contact Kalani to discus bringing The Drum Course to your area.