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Beginning Hand Drumming
Jan 8, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mar 30, 2018
Mondays, 1:00- 2:00 pm
Cost: $12.00 a month member fee $25.00 non members
Drums will be provided (or you can bring your own) and no experience is necessary.
It’s true, we do learn differently in our maturity. Often there are issues with memory… and reflexes are a bit different. Learning to play different rhythms (pattern recognition) is a way to wake up the brain and stimulate mental and muscle memory. Unlike brain games, crossword puzzles or Sudoku, drumming involves body and soul. Plus, it’s an activity to do with others which can become a drumming circle. This class will explore rhythms from West Africa, Cuba, Brazil and American popular music. Come join us and experience the joy of drumming!
About the Instructor: Matthew Kilby will be teaching from January through March. Kristin Olsen is taking a leave of absence to teach in Wisconsin. Matthew is a current graduate student at IU studying percussion with professor Michael Spiro. He’s been playing drums for about 12 years. Matthews undergraduate degree is from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also studied Latin percussion.