Come and learn the traditional rhythms of West Africa…without even leaving the valley! Jennifer continues to study the djembe in Gatineau with Catherine Veilleux and has taken workshops with Bolokada Conde, M’Bemba Bangoura, Dartagnan Camara, and many others including Grand Master Mamady Keita. She has also travelled to Guinea to study and is excited to share what she has learned with you!
Both group lessons and private classes are available, and djembes are available to rent when you register at a cost of $5/class (please request when registering).
Want to organize a workshop in Deep River, ON or somewhere else? Email for more information.
You can contact Jennifer to register, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
INFO ON DRUM CLASSES:
Heads up! Here’s what’s happening right now…
Note: Although the new classes will include elements of traditional music, that will not be the focus. If you are interested in learning traditional west african rhythms, we can easily set up a private or group class!
NEW CLASS FORMAT:
DRUMmUNITY Guided Jams! No experience necessary!
Come and join the community…let’s drum together and push each other and have some fun!
There are so many opportunities in these new classes. Come and work on your technique…Improve on what you already know…Learn to play faster…listen!! Try something new…Play something old…See how the same part fits into different rhythms…take a dance break! Have you been playing a while? Quiz yourself! Even though we won’t be focusing on traditional rhythms, the dunduns will often be traditional – see if you can name the rhythm or remember the parts…I will of course be happy to help you out if that’s your goal! Or switch it up completely and try a shaker or a krin or balafon! Maybe I will, too!
The list can go on and on!
I will still be here to guide you and answer questions, to help you remember and teach you new things, and of course, if you choose to quiz yourself, I’ll let you know if you nailed it! (I’m sure you will!)
ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
Classes will happen at my place (5min drive from the lights in Deep River*) and will run based on registrations, so make sure to contact me if you want to come!
Classes every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
——-*No class December 24
5-6pm (arrive any time after 4:45pm)
MIN 5 people needed to run the class
*Please register by the 2nd and 4th Monday morning if you know you’re definitely coming. If you’re not sure and we have enough people registered, you can just show up last-minute.
Investment: pay what you can (reg contribution of $15 is appreciated, but definitely not required if you can’t afford it. No judgement…We just want you there!)
Djembe rental available: $5
Bring your own percussion instrument!
Registration is officially open for all classes! Any questions don’t hesitate!
*Address provided upon registration. Please register in advance!
To Register for Classes Please Contact Us!
I will send you an email to confirm your registration and to discuss payment options.