“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!

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

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:

  • 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:

  1. PayPal.com: select “friends & family” option, send to “[email protected]
  2. Venmo.com: account name is “drummm”
  3. Send a check or money order to “DRUMMM”, 1414 Liberty St, El Cerrito, CA 94530

QUESTIONS? Contact Jeni Swerdlow – [email protected] or 510.316.2850.

More info is at www.DRUMMM.com.