West African Drumming Classes and Workshops

WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING CLASSES 

  4-week drumming session in January/February

Start the new decade with drumming...

2020 Here We Come! 

4-week session, Sign up now! 

Wednesdays January 22nd and 29th

February 5th and 12th

I hope you had a good beginning of the New Year and are  ready to play some drums!

 

I'm offering a 4 week drum class for Beginner and Intermediate drummers focusing on rhythms from West Africa. We will learn to play Djembe and the three bass drums Dununba, Sangba and Kenkeni to create awesome polyrhythms that are fun to play in a group! 

 

WHERE: Friends Meeting House,

1837 Forest Ave, Portland, Maine

 

WHEN: 6 - 7:30pm

 

COST: $100

(Djembes available for rent please let me know!) 

 

 

Please contact Annegret Baier:

phone: 207-318-5202

e-mail: annegret@maine.rr.com   


 Annegret Baier - Percussionist - Lessons - Performances - Workshops  www.annegretbaier.com

School Residencies and Performances

I offer single or multiple day artist in residence programs at schools all over Maine and New Hampshire, working with students K-12.
My workshops invite the direct participation of students through playful rhythmic exercises including body percussion, movement and drumming.
While supplying a wide variety of authentic African percussion instruments i want the students to have a hands on experience of creating music and playing it with others. In this way they quickly learn the value and reward of listening and working together. 

When adding a dancer to the workshops and performances students can witness the dynamic communication between drummer and dancer and then experience it firsthand through their participation.

My goal in teaching West African drumming and dance is to cultivate appreciation for the diversity and complexities of a culture other than our own.

 

"I have found that my hand drumming always has a strong primal and physical appeal to audiences and invites the listeners to participate and react directly through hand clapping and dancing. I'm glad to inspire particularly women and younger girls by playing a traditional male instrument hoping to convince them of their power and strength to go out in the world and choose freely what they want to do in their life!"

For more information please contact
Annegret Baier, 207-318-5202 or annegret@maine.rr.com