If you've never tried World Drumming, you are missing out on something most worthwhile. From its relaxing and meditative benefits, to its music enjoyment and rich cultural diversity, it brings a smile to every face.
Over the past few months I took my first round of classes from Zach Nazar, Rhythmic Explorations at the Cambridge YMCA. I recommend them highly. Zach's teaching style is unique and expert; and the friendships I made with other students most enjoyable. The classes were well worth the trip into Cambridge and we finished with a "bang", marching in a St. Patrick's Day Parada in Southie on Sunday and performing the following Wednesday at the Boston Women's Fund "Men Take A Stand" event at a Place With a Soul across the channel from South Station. The strong ties between the music and community service communities were outstanding. Ones I hope to help build in Acton in the coming months.
Tuesday night (Apr 10 @ 7:15) at the Cambridge YMCA there is a free sample class which is a treat in itself. For more info about Rhythmic Explorations and Zach visit: RhythmicExplorations.com
And for those not able or inclined for a Cambridge adventure and to support a most worthy local business, the Boston Drum Center on 2A near Dunkin Donuts is a most knowledgeable, friendly and course offering alternative. I haven't visited one of their courses yet, but the time I spent with the owner to get smarter about West African djembe drums, courses and local class participation was most well spent and very graciously and generously provided.
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