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Drumming Classes and Events

Drumming classes, events,
and virtual programs for kids, adults, and organizations!

A hand drumming class or event is a great way for your group, company, or family to beat stress and have some fun! These are just fun classes with some therapeutic elements thrown in, not drum therapy sessions, which go deeper. We always close out with a rockin’ tune that fits the age group or event!

Hand drums are provided for in-person classes and events. Social distancing will be observed. Drums are always disinfected!

For virtual classes and events: You can just tap on your legs, your desk, a drum pad, or whatever you have handy. You’ll learn easy beats and rhythms and fun exercises to help you focus and reduce anxiety and stress, while boosting healing and your immune system. Some mentoring, encouragement, affirmations, and fun homework assignments will be included. I offer different themes at different times. Contact me if you’d like to set something up for your group or organization!

FREE Fitness Drumming Classes sponsored by the town of Fuquay-Varina.
You must pre-register with the town but you don’t need to be a resident of Fuquay-Varina to attend. Classes are in-person at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center for ages 55 and up. If you’re under 55, you can still attend but need to register in person. Dates: 1/3, 1/17, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/3, 4/17, from 10-10:45am. Low-impact exercise class, using drum sticks and exercise balls, which are provided. Click here to register:

Workshops and classes at Evangel Church

Healing Rhythms Wellness Workshops (Ages 18 and up)
Every second Monday of the month, from 2pm at Evangel Church, Fuquay-Varina
Connect with the heartbeat of God! Learn easy rhythm techniques, using hand drums and percussion instruments to help you focus, feel better, and find your joy! Each class will have a theme, a discussion or creative activity, and some rhythm exercises that are faith-filled, science-based, and loads of fun! Click here for more info and to register:

Cool Rhythms Hand Drumming Class (special needs class for ages 11+)

Wed., 1/11 at 2pm. If there’s enough interest, we’ll make this every 2nd Wed. of the month.

Therapeutic drumming class using hand drums to help with focusing, hyperactivity, coordination, cooperation, listening skills, and brain integration. Click here to register and for more info:


For private events and hand drumming classes, contact me at for more info. Special rates for non-profits.

About me: I’m the only Certified Drum Therapist in North Carolina. I’m affiliated with the world-renown program Drums and Disabilties, I have trained with internationally-known Health Rhythms (developed by neurologist Dr. Barry Bittman, along with Remo Drums), African drummer Onye Onyemaechi, and the American Association of Christian Counselors. I’m also an experienced speaker , a percussionist, drummer, and a Toca percussion artist.

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