Hand Drumming Group Lessons
Classes for Adults / Art & Music -
Spring 2023 - Adult
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 and exercises, including traditional and even contemporary songs. We’ll jam together, creating a global beats ensemble! Bring a hand drum if you have one, or drums are available during class. All experience levels are welcome.
Brad Draper has his undergraduate degree in music education and a master's in percussion performance. Brad has performed professionally throughout the country for more than 20 years and has 10 years teaching experience. With familiarity in a variety of music genres and versatility in the world of percussion, Brad can provide students a fun and unique environment to learn on any percussion instrument.
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.
St. Joseph's School of Music , Brad Draper
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