“It’s the most fun you can have with your clothes on!” – F.S., Universal Drumming student
LET’S HIT IT! Join the Universal Drumming World Rhythm Series with Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR. Drummers & the “drum-curious” are invited to come together through universal rhythms & global grooves. Travel around the world learning first-hand about music & culture through the beat of the drums.
Open to ALL levels, you’ll discover how to make your drum sing & your spirit soar! Beginning-beginners are especially encouraged, even if you think you are “rhythmically challenged”.
This popular upbeat class will meet for 6 sessions on the 1st & 3rd Sundays in October through December at 11:00am-12:30pm. Located at Gamelan Sekar Jaya, 3023 Shattuck Ave (near Ashby Ave), Berkeley, CA.
Each month we’ll focus on a different region of the world. Register for all 6 sessions, sign up for 2 in a month, or drop-in for a single class – your choice!
Specific Dates/Regions Covered:
- OCT 6 & 20 – West Africa
- NOV 3 & 17 – North Africa/Middle East
- DEC 1 & 15 – South America
No drum? No problem! Reserve one for $5 per session. Please bring your own seat, as seating in the studio is limited.
IN THIS SERIES WE WILL:
- Learn proper hand-drumming technique & FUNdamentals
- Explore the connection between rhythms from various cultures around the world
- Participate in ensemble playing with fun, dynamically arranged compositions
- Discover your own unique “voice” on the drum – and more!
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THE CLASS:
- “Jeni’s enthusiasm is infectious. She is an excellent teacher with patience and great drumming skills. Best of all each class is FUN FUN FUN!”
- “Jeni is skillful at challenging the beginning drummer as well as the more advanced drummer. It is fun to keep building on what we have learned!”
- “I have been playing djembe for 15 years and Jeni still helps me refine my individual and group techniques while connecting with the joy and musicality of drumming together. I highly recommend her class for all levels.”
- Cost for the 6-session series is $150
- Cost for 2 sessions in the same month is $60
- Cost for a single drop-in session is $35 (space permitting)
- Bring a drum (Djembe or similar) or reserve one for an additional $5 per session, or $30 for the whole series
SPACE IS LIMITED – REGISTER NOW! 3 ways to pay:
- PayPal.com: select “friends & family” option, send to “email@example.com”
- Venmo.com: account name is “drummm”
- Send a check or money order to “DRUMMM”, 1414 Liberty St, El Cerrito, CA 94530
QUESTIONS? Contact Jeni Swerdlow – firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.316.2850.
More info is at www.DRUMMM.com.