Hand Drum Classes in Downtown Ballard with Master Teacher, Bill Matthews

Come study the magical hand drum rhythms of Africa and Her Diaspora with Master Teacher Bill Matthews of Fremont Drum.

 

Our Classroom in located in the heart of the Ballard neighborhood:

2220 NW Market Street

(Door to Underground Classroom is between next to Bop Street Records. 

Go in through the door, down the stairs and follow the hallway to the end!)

 


For over 20 years Bill has been passing on his love for the rhythms of Haiti, Cuba, Ghana, Congo, Brazil, Liberia and Senegal.

Classes are offered at different levels in a relaxed, easy-to-learn environment. 

Drums Provided!

 

Whether you are a total beginner or a savvy veteran, Bill will help you make contact with the power and beauty found in the rhythms of Africa.

 

 


 

Classes are $15

 

Beginners can purchase an "Unlimited Monthly Class Card" for $75.

 

For questions email Bill at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call:  206.604.1972

 

 


 

 Class Schedule 2016:

 

Monday Night Classes

Beginning Drumming    6 - 7 pm.  No experience necessary!  Students are exposed to a variety of West African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. First one part, then another part and then together! Also: Basic hand technique.  (Taught by student teacher, Bob Howell)

 

Solo Class:   7:30 - 8:45.  Advanced Beginning and Intermediate.  This class brings the hand drummer into contact with many rhythmic building blocks used for soloing.  Learn to play phrases in a supportive environment.  Taught by Master Teacher, Bill Matthews.

 


Tuesday Nights Classes:


Beginning Drumming    6 - 7 pmStudents are exposed to a variety of West African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. First one part, then another part and then together! Also: Basic hand technique.  (Taught by student teacher, Roderick Overman)

 

Ensemble Drumming  7:15 - 8:30 pm.  For Advanced Beginner & Intermediate Drummers. West African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms in full Ensemble.

 


Wednesday Night Classes:

 

Beginning Drumming:    6 - 7 pmStudents are exposed to a variety of West African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. First one part, then another part and then together! Also: Basic hand technique.  (taught by Master Teacher, Bill Matthews)

 

Ensemble Drumming  7:15 - 8:30 pm.  For Advanced Beginner & Intermediate Drummers. West African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms in full Ensemble.

 


Thursday Night Classes:

 

Beginning/Intermediate  Drumming    6 - 7 pmStudents are exposed to a variety of West African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. First one part, then another part and then together! Also: Basic hand technique.  (Taught by student teacher, Bob Howell)

 

Performance Class7:15- 8:30 pm.  Teacher Permission required

 


Saturday Classes:

Technique Class with Bob Howell  10:30 am - 11:30  Want a better sound out of your drum?  Wondering about time signatures?  Want to learn to tap your foot when you drum?  If so, this class is for you!

$15 drop-in

 

FREE Beginning Class with Master Teacher Bill Matthews.  Noon 1 pm  All Levels welcome.  Come check out what everyone is talking about!

 

DRUMS PROVIDED FOR ALL CLASSES

for more information:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   206.604.1972


 Bill Matthews in his Ballard Classroom location.

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