Pennsylvania Drum Teachers
Africa Child productions:
Moussa Souma .....From Senegal and Mali
Malle' Makalou.... From Bamako, Mali
James Warfel.....From Philadelphia, Pa.
Mondays and Thursday evenings in Media, Pa.
Djembe and dunun classes on going
We are available for group and private classes as well as proformances and
121 Blueberry Hill Ln,
Port Matilda, PA 16870
Style of drumming: beginning and intermediate djembe and dunun drumming, utilizing West African technique and rhythms as taught to me by the master drummer from Guinea, Mamady Keita, and by other African and U.S. teachers (Famoudou Konate, Ubaka Hill, Mahiri Fadjimba Keita, Clemente Kofi Abrokwaa).
Other percussion instruments taught: krin, bells, shekere, congas
Individual lessons: $20/hr.
Group lessons: $10/hr.
Notes: I host drumming get togethers to practice and jam (free). Call for times and places. Updated 11-21-03
PO Box 686
Monroeville, PA 15146
Class Schedule, Location & Fees: Variable/Usually East Coast and Mid
Cost is usually $20-25 per person per workshop, but it depends on the travel situation and number of participants.
Teachers Country of Origin and Village:
USA Pittsburgh, PA
STYLE OF DRUM: Djembe/Drumset
Description of Drum Classes:
My specialty is the absolute beginner/intermediate drummer. My workshops run about 2 hrs. I take the participants through a series of steps including playing technique, rhythmic ear training exercises, traditional multi cultural rhythms as well as the full-on-anything goes drum circle jam at the end of the workshop. My teaching style is non-intimidating and all inclusive. The material we'll cover is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced players over the age of 12.
My main focus of the workshop is to use elements of traditional hand drumming to get folks playing music together. While I use elements of a community drum circle, my particular workshops go beyond the facilitated drumcircle. I mold each workshop experience around the participants abilities.
Resumé of teacher (25 words):
Jim Donovan is a founding member of the multi-platinum band Rusted Root. Jim has released 2 ambient solo CDs as well as 2 instructional drumming CDs. He teaches hand drumming workshops and drumset clinics throughout the USA
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