Drum lessons - FAll 2017

 
Women's Trance Drum and Dance - Wednesdays Nov 1 - Dec 13, 2017

Women's Trance Drum and Dance - Wednesdays Nov 1 - Dec 13, 2017

 

intro to arabic percussion

Fridays 6-7PM

$15 per class, RSVP only, closes October 6 @ Bellydance America, 265 W 37th St Suite 203, NY, NY 10018

Students will gain knowledge in frame drum, and tabla (darbakkeh / darbuka) technique and rhythms, with a minor concentration on those who wish to study riqq (Arabic tambourine).

 

women's riqq

Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

$20 per class, RSVP only @ Private Location, Upper West Side

Women's class -- Study technique of riqq (Arabic tambourine), including closed position (playing on the skin), open position (playing the zils) and cabaret position (shaking the whole drum). This class is ideal for those who wish to enter the professional field as a performer or teacher of riqq.

 

women's frame drum

Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

$20 per class, RSVP only @ Private Location, Upper West Side

Women's class --  Study technique of frame drum (open position and lap position), explore odd meters and improvisation techniques.  The frame drum dates back to the beginning of shamanism dating back anywhere between 30,000 - 100,000 years.  We pay homage to the BC era when women were the primary drummers and frame drum was used in ancient ceremony.

 

women's trance drum and dance

Six Sessions: Wednesdays Nov 1 - Nov 13, 2017

$120 for program, or $30 drop-ins

Participants will learn trance rhythms upon the frame drum, ecstatic sufi dance movements and chants, and engage in shamanic journeys.  Vocalization / singing and movement is involved. This is a safe space where women may explore ancient trance meditation for manifestations, healing and blessings in our lives and others.

 

intro to arabic oud 

Private Instruction

$60 per 1-hour class @ Music studio, Gowanus, Brooklyn

Students will learn basic technique, ornamentation, maqamaat or Arabic scales, and popular classical/folk Arabic songs and muwashahat upon the oud or Arabic lute.

 

intermediate tabla (darbuka)

Students will gain advanced knowledge in tabla (darbakkeh / darbuka) technique and rhythms. This class is ideal for those who wish to enter the professional field as a performer or teacher.  Advanced students are invited to participate in concerts around the city to develop their skills.

 

FALL 2017 schedule

  • FRIDAYS 6-7PM- INTRO TO ARABIC PERCUSSION
    • Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15
  • MONDAYS 6:30-8:30PM - CHICKS WITH RIQQS / WOMEN'S FRAME DRUM 
    • Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11

 

payment and registration

PayPal.Me/aprilcentrone (paypal: april.centrone@gmail.com) OR Venmo: april-centrone  (preferred) 

 

drum rental and purchase

Don't own a drum yet, or don't feel like carrying one around New York? Drums available for rent at Bellydance America for only $5! Receive a 10% discount off of any drum in the store by saying you are April's student!

 

*Note- class information on video above is outdated