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Group Hand Drumming Lessons


Classes for Adults / Art & Music -
Summer 2022 - Adult

For both beginners and those with some experience. 

Drumming is a way to tell stories, create rhythms, and bond with others. Discover infectious rhythms from around the world and immerse yourself in authentic techniques, exercises, traditional and even contemporary songs!  This is a group class and we'll jam together, creating a global beats ensemble! Class will be either in a classroom or outside on school grounds, depending on the weather.

Bring a hand drum if you have one.  Don't have one?  There will be drums available for you to use during class!


All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program.

St. Joseph's School of Music

A St. Paul nonprofit organization with strong roots in community outreach and accessible education, St. Joseph's School of Music has a fifty year history of positively impacting lives through the study, exploration, and love of music. Their welcoming community and faculty of teaching artists nurture the joy of learning music in people of all ages, abilities, and aspirations. Visit https://www.stjomusic.org/ for more information.

Instructor Brad Draper earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Northern Colorado and master’s degree in percussion performance from the University of Minnesota. Brad has a strong teaching background at the primary and secondary school levels teaching student’s ages 5 – 18 years old. He has taught beginning percussion technique through advanced drum set and hand drum, and also has experience teaching college students and adults advanced orchestral techniques and a wide variety of drum set styles including jazz, funk, rock, Latin and African patterns. In addition to his percussion expertise, Brad is known for his personable teaching style. Whether instructing children or adults, Brad adapts to his students' interests with engaging curriculum, enabling students to feel engaged and master new skills. A busy performer, Brad's experience encompasses professional theater, jazz, rock, church ensembles and classical orchestras. 

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  St. Joseph's School of Music


Global Arts Plus Upper Campus : 1503 Art Classroom
Mondays, Jun 27 - Aug 8
5:30 - 6:30 PM

  No Class Jul 4


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Min Age   16 yr.


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