Upcoming Workshops & Events

Intermediate/Advanced West African Ensemble Workshops

First Tuesdays of every month 7-9pm, Jan. 10th, Feb. 7th, and Mar. 7th
Bundle Discount Rate: $90 (3 classes at $30 each)
Individual Drop-in Rate: $35 per session

 

This is a 2 hour journey delving deeply into the heart of West African ritual/ceremonial rhythms. We learn the tradition of each rhythm, the individual djembe and dunun (bass drum) parts and solo phrases (or techniques) created by Master Drummer Mamady Keita. I am excited to share some of the wonderful rhythms and techniques I’ve learned from my wonderful teacher, Tara Tucker, from Tasmania. In keeping with Drum Mama Studios relaxed and mindful philosophy, we will play with lots of repetition and release tension and stress as we practice.

 

Prerequisite: Djembe experience required, contact Alexandra if you are not sure this workshop is for you.

Middle Eastern Dumbek Practice Group
Stay tuned for Fall practices. 
Together we will release tension and gain energy while joyfully learning Middle Eastern rhythms on the dumbek. We will explore proper posture and positioning, basic tones, Turkish Split Hand technique, rolls and rudiments and play many beautiful Middle Eastern rhythms and variations. This practice session is geared for beginner to intermediate drummers as dumbek rhythms can be ornamented differently depending on your experience and level. All registrants will have access to my youtube videos of the exercises and rhythms we learn in our sessions to facilitate your home practice. We will meet monthly for hour and a half sessions where we can practice together, learn new rhythms and tones and you can ask lots of questions!

 
Payment options
Don’t use Paypal? Drum Mama Studios accepts the following payments:
– Interac email transfer to alexandra@drummama.com
– Cheque payable to Drum Mama Studios
– Cash at your first class
Email or call for other payment options.

Book Drum Mama Studios for a private group class, event, or celebration. Contact
alexandra@drummama.com or call 604.873.9495 for rates and details.

Corporate Drumming Events Alexandra facilitates rhythm circles for corporate events, tailoring each session to meet the individual needs of your organization. She brings drumming to law firms, medical offices, and colleges, helping individuals become a team, celebrating diversity, and increasing a sense of emotional and physical well-being.
Drumming for Private CelebrationsLiven up your next event and celebrate with a drum circle. Alexandra is available for community celebrations, weddings, special birthdays and more. As people let down their barriers and discover the magic of hand drumming, they experience a deep sense of joy, freedom, and connection with each other.
Healing Drum CirclesOur healing circles are a powerful form of group meditation, drawing collective energies together to unite in strength and healing. As people connect with the organic nature of the pulse, they ignite a deep sense of well-being, trust, and hope.
Alexandra is also available for drum or yoga classes for groups or individuals.
Contact alexandra@drummama.com or 604.873.9495 for rates and details.

Alexandra has had the pleasure of working with the
following organisations:

Action Schools BC, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics,  Capilano College, Connect Health Centre for Integrative Medicine, Immigration Canada, Crofton House Secondary School, Dance Co.,Dexter and Associates, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Home Sweet Homestay, Imagine One Day, Immigration Services Society of BC, Intrax, Jewish Community Centre, Jewish Foundation of Greater Vancouver, Justice Institute of BC, Langara College, Maddie’s Natural Pet Products, McComb Witten Law Firm, Monkey Media, Music Therapy Association of BC Open Door Yoga, Peak Potential, Prana Yoga Teacher College, Relaxus Product Ltd., Simon Fraser University, Surrey Arts Centre, Talia Design Fashion Shows (annually), Tekara Management Consulting Firm, UBC Midwifery Program, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver Couple and Family Institute, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Talmud Torah, West Point Grey Academy, Minerva Foundation