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Six-session West African drumming class at Shallowford Presbyterian Church
Address: 2375 Shallowford Road, Atlanta GA, 30345
Thursdays, 7pm, beginning February 23rd, 2023 

This new class is held on Thursday nights, 7 - 8:30pm, in the Youth Building at Shallowford Presbyterian Church at 2375 Shallowford Road, Atlanta GA 30345.   A minimum of seven students is required for the class.  

Some rental and sale drums are available for the class. If you need a rental drum to get started with the class, please register early so I can make arrangements to provide a drum for you.   The new six-class series begins on Thursday February 23rd, runs for six straight Thursdays, and finishes with a final class on Thursday March 30th.   We will take six classes to cover all aspects of one piece: break, djembe accompaniments, dunun music, bridge and song.

For the cooler winter months we'll be moving indoors, into the Youth Building just off the main front parking lot.  The room is very large and has a high ceiling and a lot of air volume; while masks will be optional I ask that you respect others' choices and observe safe distancing.

When you pull into the big parking lot, park close to the main building toward its right side.  The first building you see on the right, most of the way up the walkway that goes up to the steps, is the youth building. 

Some rental and sale drums are available for the class if you need one to get started. **I currently have several really nice drums for sale!** 

Payment: The prices for the class are $90 for the six-week series if registered by February 20th; $105 if you register after February 20th; and $20 drop-in for individual classes.

Payment options: If you don't have a Paypal, Venmo or Zelle account, you can mail a check payable to "Kumandi Drums" to my home address, which I'll send you by email. Or you can call me at 404-966-5800 and give a credit card number. 

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The Emerson Drummers are now playing in their 27th year together!  This group was begun in September, 1996, with members of the Emerson Unitarian Congregation, and has grown since then with hundreds of different drummers being a part of the group- most starting as beginners.  It is not strictly a beginner class, but new folks regularly join the group.   The group has a strong welcoming spirit and sense of community sharing.  And with many experienced drummers taking part, you will be lifted by the power of the rhythm. 

Your first class is FREE, so you can decide if it's a good fit. 7-8:30pm every Tuesday night, $20 per class drop-in for new members after your first class. For those ready to join the performing group, the Sustaining Member status gives you a discount price of $65 per month with a commitment to attend and pay every month.

In the warm months we meet at East Cobb Park on Roswell Road, in the pavilion closest to the road and just behind the kids' playground.  If that pavilion is already taken we move to the smaller pavilion with the piano in the middle, at the back of the upper parking lot. During the cold months, including November-February, we meet in the Fellowship Hall at Emerson Unitarian Congregation, 4010 Canton Road, Marietta GA 30066. Loaner drums and sale drums available by request made prior to class. 



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