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The Emerson Drummers are now playing in their 26th 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. 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.  During the cold months, including January/February, we meet at the Jazzercise Studio at 3372 Canton Rd #136, Marietta, GA 30066. Loaner drums and sale drums available by request made prior to class. 



Six-session Beginner class: at Shallowford Presbyterian Church! Thursdays, 7pm, beginning April 28th, 2022 

     This new six-session class is held on Thursday nights, 7 - 8:30pm, in the outdoor pavilion behind the church.   A minimum of seven students is required for the class. 

**In order to support good health for all participants, I am asking for only fully vaccinated participants please, and will request a copy of your vaccination record if you haven't taken class with me previously during the pandemic.**

Some rental and sale drums are available for the class.  The new six-class series begins on April 28th, goes for seven weeks, skipping May 5th for drum and dance camp, and finishes with a final class on June 9th.   We will take six classes to cover all aspects of one piece: break, djembe accompaniments, dunun music, bridge and song.


When you pull into the big parking lot, drive up the LEFT side of the church to the back. There are several parking spaces at the top of the hill, near the short walkway to the pavilion. If those are taken, continue a little further and there are more spots near the playground.

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 April 25th; $105 if you register after April 25th; 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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