6 Week BEginners Course
Sunday, September 11
Sunday, October 9
Sunday, November 13
10:30 am - noon
It's easy to register for Irene's class. Prepayment is required.
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Irene Baird (August Eve)
Irene first started playing the D'jembe in 1996 when she lived in Australia. She continued her studies with Mohamed Kalifa Kamara in the Boston area for 5 years. Every year she travels to the villages in Guinea, West Africa to study with Guinean Drum Masters. They have given her their blessings to pass on the lessons she's learned on the D'jembe.
Passionate about her drumming, committed in respectfully sharing the roots, rhythms and culture of the tribal community of West Africa, extremely supportive in her technique of instruction and spiritual in her delivery...these are only some of the outstanding qualities Irene brings to her drumming class.
I have learned many fun and exciting drumming rhythms since joining the class in March 2006. I truly have found my passion in drumming that touches my heart and feeds my soul...just check out my non-stop smile while I'm in class and you'll know exactly what I mean!
I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to reach inside themselves, have fun, share in rhythm, grow and participate in a drumming circle that can change your life. I encourage you to come and find out for yourself. Funga Ala Faya, Ashay, Ashay... "Peace Be With You"
Beginner African Drum Lessons
Please note: pre-registration is now required for this event.
Are you looking for a energizing, and inspirational activity that is different?
Drumming is fun for all people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Playing D'jembe improves coordnation and motor skills. It encourages creativity, and promotes self confidence.
You will leave Irene's class with a feeling of well being, and relaxation, most of all you will have fun.
Please bring your own drum if you have one. If you don't, a drum will be provided (for use during classes only).
Note: Please remove all rings, watches and bracelets before we start class.
If you're looking for something a little more advanced, ask Irene about her Beyond Beginners class! (2nd & 4th Sundays, noon - 2pm, $20, please attend a beginner course for evaluation.)