Make your 2018 a HIT! Make this your year for unbelievable JOY & CONNECTION at our community drum(mm) circles, drumming classes, workshops & special rhythm-based events. Everyone is always welcome!

2nd Sunday of every month @ 2-3:30pm
Ashkenaz Music + Dance Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

Join the East Bay jam – 8 years long & beating strong! Beat stress, connect with community & celebrate life at this upbeat drum(mm) circle. Facilitated by Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR, this is musical FUN for everyone. Open to all levels & styles of drumming. No prior experience is needed to find your groove!

Cost: Sliding scale – Adults $10-20/Kids $5-10 (kids must have adult supervision). Bring a drum or play one of ours for an additional $5. No need to pre-register, just pay at the door (cash appreciated).

Contact: [email protected] or 510.316.2850.

UNIVERSAL DRUMMING 8-week Winter Series with Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR
Sundays @ 11:30am-12:50pm
Jan 21-Mar 25, 2018
Gamelan Sekar Jaya Studio, 3023 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

Drummers & the drum-curious are invited to come together through universal rhythms & global grooves. This popular upbeat class will meet on Sundays 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25. (No classes on 2/18, 2/25).

Open to ALL levels, you’ll discover how to make your drum sing & your spirit soar! Have fun playing rhythms from West Africa, Brazil, Middle East, Caribbean & more! Beginning-beginners are especially encouraged.

DRUMMM’s Founder & “Chief Rhythm Activator” Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR is a patient, playful & engaging teacher with over 20 years facilitation experience.

– Learn proper drumming technique & FUNdamentals!
– Explore the connection between rhythms from various cultures!
– Participate in ensemble playing with fun, dynamic arranged compositions!
– Find your own unique “voice” on the drum – and more!

Cost for the series is just $199 before 1/14 (Early Bird – Limited Availability), $225 after 1/14 (Regular Rate). Bring a drum (Djembe or similar) or play one of Jeni’s for an additional $5 per week, or $40 for the whole series.


New events are being added all the time, so check back often! Contact [email protected] or 510-316-2850 to bring the DRUMMM beat to your group or special event!