Drum lessons - winter 2018

 
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intro to darbuka

Fridays 6-7PM

$15 per class with RSVP or $20 drop-in  @ Bellydance America, 265 W 37th St Suite 203, NY, NY 10018

[Beginner] Students will learn fundamental technique of the tabla (darbakkeh / darbuka), including how to play doum and tak with right and left hands, with an introduction to rhythms and ornamentation.

 

intermediate darbuka

Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM

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

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

 

women's riqq

Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

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

[Intermediate] 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

[Intermediate]  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.

 

intro to arabic oud 

Private Instruction

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

 

women's trance drum and dance

With Juliet 'Rabia' Gentile -- Dates TBA

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.

 

WINTER 2018 schedule

  • FRIDAYS 6-7PM- INTRO TO DARBUKA
  • MONDAYS 6:30-8:30PM - CHICKS WITH RIQQS / WOMEN'S FRAME DRUM 
  • THURSDAYS 6:30-7:30PM - INTERMEDIATE DARBUKA

 

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 in above video is outdated