hand Drum Private Lessons
Looking for a fun, relaxed and gradual way to learn hand drumming?
Curious about the joy and power of drumming rhythms?
Prefer to learn in private one-on-one, with your family, or a friend?
If so, please contact me for private lessons.
Beginning Hand Drumming Private Lessons with Adrienne Robineau
Start anytime! Choose once or twice-weekly lessons; schedule is flexible. Pay by the lesson, (first prices listed are for single lessons,) or prepay for a discount on multiple lessons. Please inquire about private lessons for larger groups and families. (All prices subject to change.)
Adults & Teens
With one or two people, age 13 and up. Learn in privacy and get all the personal attention you need on an ongoing basis. Or do you just need one or two lessons to hone your skills? Catch up with an ongoing class? Practice soloing? Learn specific rhythms? Great! You may tailor your lessons anyway you want and pay as you go.
$20 (one person, 1/2 hour) ~ 4 Lessons Prepaid for $70
$35 (two people, 1/2 hour) ~ 4 Lessons Prepaid for $130
$30 (one person, 1 hour) ~ 4 Lessons Prepaid for $110
$50 (two people, 1 hour) ~ 4 Lessons Prepaid for $190
Children (under 13)
Children are welcome if they truly desire to learn hand drumming; lessons are one half hour. If you'd like to try just one lesson, that’s fine.
$15 (one child, 1/2 hour) ~ 4 Lessons Prepaid for $50
$25 (two children, 1/2 hour) ~ 4 Lessons Prepaid for $90
Families: Children (under 13) with Parent(s)
Children may have more fun learning with one or both of their parents; lessons are one half hour. If you'd like to try just one lesson, that’s fine.
$25 (two person family, 1/2 hour) ~ 4 Lessons Prepaid for $90
$35 (three person family, 1/2 hour) ~ 4 Lessons Prepaid for $130
$45 (four person family, 1/2 hour) ~ 4 Lessons Prepaid for $170
Pay in-person with cash or check, (preferred.)
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Following the Bill Matthews’ method of teaching and learning rhythms, CongaJoy.com learn to play African, Cuban and Haitian ensemble hand drum rhythms as well as the basics of rhythm and small percussion parts.
In the first lesson you’ll learn elemental techniques, be able to play simple rhythms, while we create powerful ensemble rhythms together. As the week’s progress, we’ll delve deeper into each rhythm learning all the parts for drums, voice and small percussion, and how they blend together.
No experience needed. Lessons are geared for total beginners and anyone wanting to refresh their drumming wisdom. The intention is to have fun! Practicing between lessons is encouraged but totally optional.
If you have a drum, please bring it: djembe, ashiko, bougarabou, or conga and one or two drum sticks. Optional: you may bring small percussion (bells, shakers, clave, etc.), and/or any rhythm books by Bill Matthews.
If you don't have a drum, drum sticks, or small percussion—no worries! I have everything you'll need for these lessons. And I have drum sticks and Bill's books for sale; quantities limited.
Location: my home in Uptown Port Townsend, near the high school.
FINE PRINT: unless you've rescheduled one day in advance or there's truly an emergency, missed lessons will not be rescheduled or refunded. ALLERGY ALERT: I have 2 cats; with air filter running and surgical masks available.