Hand Drumming and Rhythm Exploration for Seniors
Tuesdays in October
Tracy Topp of Drum Brothers will teach a 5-week beginning hand drumming class series for people age 50 and over. This class will start from the ground up and no previous experience is needed. Participants will learn beginning rhythms and explore the techniques and polyrhythmic interplay of African drumming. Come experience the joy and power of community music-making! Drums will be provided.
Since the dawn of human culture, drums and percussion have been used as a tool for expression, communication, and celebration. And drumming together in a group can be a powerful example of cooperation and teamwork. In addition, research has shown that drumming reduces stress and generates feelings of relaxation and focus. And on top of all this, drumming exists as total lighthearted fun! Don't miss this special opportunity to experience the power of rhythm and connection!
Cost for participants: $60 for the 5-week series ($12/class) or $14 for single classes. Participants will get the $12/class rate when they purchase 3 or more classes. Pre-registration is not required. Drop in for one or all!
Instructor: Tracy Topp
A dancer since she was three, Tracy Topp has choreography experience and training in many dance styles, including West African, Middle Eastern, modern, and jazz. She has studied African dance and drumming with many teachers including; Djeneba Sako, Youssouf Koumbassa, Mabiba Baenge, and Manimou Camara and has taught African dance at Drum Brothers annual rhythm retreats for over a decade.
A self described renaissance girl, Tracy has a B.A. in Arts from Nebraska Wesleyan and is also a singer and percussionist. Tracy currently performs with Drum Brothers world percussion ensemble and teaches ongoing hand drumming classes in Missoula, MT. She also manages the Drum Brothers drum shop in Arlee, MT.
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