Teaching

There is nothing more fulfilling than sharing the things that have brought you pleasure and expanded your experience. I have been blessed to study a wide variety of instruments, particularly hand drums and other percussion, and play them in both traditional and novel settings.

I have enjoyed sharing what I know in a wide variety of settings as well, from individual lessons to experiential workshops with hundreds of people. I feel I bring a unique and personal approach to my teaching that is focussed on the experience and ambitions of the student; learning should be fun and inspiring, which gives you motivation to make it through the challenging parts. That’s why they call it “playing” music!
I offer private lessons and small group classes out of my studio in Fairfax, CA, and am available for workshops and group experiences at your location, drums provided! I also teach via video conference, and am working on an online series for Djembe drumming.

Some instruments I play and teach…

  • Djembe
  • Doundoun
  • Cajon
  • Congas
  • Frame drum
  • Drum kit
  • Balafon – West African xylophone
  • Kamele n’goni – West African harp