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Happy Beat Drumming
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Have Drums Will Travel:

Questions/Registration: Contact Robin at (336) 813-8110. We accept credit cards!

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Passport Series: Our intensive course with Robin “Bountourabi” Leftwich

Designed to meet the demands we’ve been hearing from you! The course will include rhythms, technique, playing ballet dununs, meter madness, traditional and improvisational solos, and more. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from Robin. She is a fun and dynamic instructor who shares a wealth of information about the music, culture, and art of West Africa in her classes.

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Workshops

We accept cash, check, and credit cards.

Although we encourage you to take each workshop in succession for the best learning experience, it is not required.

Join us for “Improvisational Solos”

Asheville: Saturday, October 22nd from 9am-4pm, with a break for lunch. Open to all skill levels. Note: The room we use has very good ventilation and is big enough for social distancing. COVID-19 vaccinations are recommended as are face masks while inside. If you’d like to bring your lunch, there are picnic tables on the school grounds. If there is interest, we can order food to be delivered so we won’t have to navigate the lunchtime rush hour in West Asheville.

You will need your djembe and dununs for this class.

The in-person classes are $100 each or $50 if you’ve taken the class before. Payment can be made using PayPal to Rachel@happybeatdrumming.com or by using the BUY NOW button.*

*REGISTER: Registration is confirmed with your PayPal payment to Rachel@happybeatdrumming.com. When you register, please send an email to annlovellnc@yahoo.com so we can plan a space for you. See the Facebook event page.

Save the date for “Performance” in Asheville on Saturday, November 12th from 9am-4pm, with a break for lunch.


Join us for “Do-able Dununbas”

Cary: Saturday, October 29th from 9am-4pm, with a break for lunch. We will meet at Tony & Mel’s back deck near Cary (address given with registration). We will order lunch to be delivered from a nearby restaurant, or bring your own.

You will need your djembe and dununs for this class.

*REGISTER: Registration is confirmed with your PayPal payment to Rachel@happybeatdrumming.com. When you register, please send an email to Mike Long at HomesteadDrumming@gmail.com so we can plan a space for you. See the Facebook event page.

Ongoing Classes

Tuesdays 7 – 8:30pm: All Levels Class with “Bountou”

No prerequisites. No experience necessary, all levels are welcome.
$20 per class for drop ins (or $60 for a series of 4). Call ahead to check class schedule and let us know if you need to borrow a drum.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4055 Robinhood Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Click for map.

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