About Sound Drumming


Adrienne Robineau, Instructor

Adrienne studied drumming with Bill Matthews, of Fremont Drum, in Seattle for 3 years in the late 90s. By her third year, she was invited to play in his advanced performance group, taught his beginning drumming classes, drummed for 3-hour long African dance classes, and played gigs around Seattle with a local drumming band.

She began playing on congas, then with Bill’s help she assembled her own djembe. She also has several beautiful ashikos—fun for playing and small enough for travel—built by “cousin” Joel Roberts of L.A., from upcycled, aged wood.

Though she’s not a drumming expert, she learned a lot in a short amount of time and after all these years, still enjoys teaching beginners. Thank you Bill!


When Adrienne's not drumming, she may be riding her bike, walking on the beach picking up garbage, making art, hugging her cat, hosting a party, or most likely slaving over a hot computer. She is a freelance graphic designer providing digital and print services in Port Townsend since 2004 and running Isabel Bay Design since 2001. If you look at her portfolio, I'm sure you'll recognize her work from around town.