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African Drumming

Drumming for Wellness, Joy, Community, and FUN!

  • Ended
  • $75-90
  • The Well

Service Description

MONDAYS, February 20 - March 20 KIDS 4-12 years old — 5:30-6:30pm — $75 ADULTS (13+) — 7:00-8:30pm — $90 Registration link: African Drumming is a great way for all to have fun learning not only about West African Culture, but how to listen, play, build musicianship and community, and have fun. This class will focus on technique, culture of the drums from West Africa to the Americas and working on 1 - 2 pieces per session. You can use these skills in drum circles, jam sessions, or as an exercise to get the blood flowing and the heart happy! No experience is required. Drums are provided for class and available for purchase through Hands on Drums DC. About your instructor: Ayanna Gallant is a musician, poet, voice-over talent, and educator with a passion for creativity. She is the owner and talent for Aya Expressive Arts LLC, a music and wellness organization. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of New Hampshire in Music Education (2005) and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Arts Integration (2010). She studied mindfulness at Lesley University in Mindfulness Studies and is a certified sound therapist through Biofield Tuning. Ayanna has been a music and poetry artistic leader for non-profit groups such as Arts in Reach, Jazzmouth: The Portsmouth Poetry and Jazz Festival, With Open Minds and The Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project. ​ Ayanna performs regularly with the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, an intergenerational sisterhood of the drum, and Marsha and the Positrons, performing kindie (Kid's indie) music about science and how the world works.

Contact Details

  • 20010 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD, USA


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