4-Session Autumn Series – 9/18, 9/25, 10/16, 10/23
Sundays @ 1-2:30pm
Back Studio @ Ashkenaz Music + Dance Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley CA.


Back by popular demand! Whether you are new to the drum or ready to take your skills to the next level, this fun, upbeat class will break it down and help you build it back up! DRUMMM® founder Jeni Swerdlow will show you clear, effective ways to:

– Find the “sweet spots” on your drum to make it “sing”.
– Learn FUNdamental, universal rhythms that are found across many cultures and styles of music.
– Play orchestrated arrangements together with others in a rhythm ensemble.
– Develop skills for listening and creating dynamic musical “conversations.”
– Express your own authentic “voice” on the drum.

What students say about the Universal Drumming 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: Just $110 for all 4 sessions! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: ONLY $99 WHEN YOU REGISTER BY 8/31! Contact Jeni Swerdlow at [email protected] to register NOW.

Bring a djembe (or similar hand drum), dunun (or similar stick/bass drum) if you have one. Drums are available for use during class for an additional fee. Contact Jeni Swerdlow at [email protected] for details.

About Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR

San Francisco Bay Area percussionist and registered art therapist Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR is a dynamic and engaging facilitator, educator, presenter, and performer. Founding DRUMMM Rhythmic Events in 2000, her interactive, “hands-on” group drumming programs have engaged many thousands of participants at a wide variety of events in the U.S. and abroad. She is a REMO endorsed drum circle facilitator, trained HealthRHYTHMS facilitator, and lifelong student of West African drumming and world percussion. Swerdlow is best known for her innovative strategies and playful attitude that foster team-building, support wellness, enhance celebrations, and strengthen community for event participants of all ages and backgrounds.