2019/08/13

Monica's Fall 2019 Schedule of Drumming & Rhythm Events


Monica’s Fall Schedule of Drumming and Rhythm Events
2019

ROYSTON CLASSES:
**** Please note: Sunday classes have MOVED to TUESDAYS! ******

Tuesdays:        4:00 – 4:45 pm            Beginner Duns (African Bass Drums)

                        4:45 – 5:45 pm            Intermediate Djembe (+ Duns) Drumming

                        5:45 – 6:30 pm            Advanced Duns (African Bass Drums)

                        6:30 – 7:30 pm            Ensemble Class (We combine djembe, ballet style & traditional style duns, balafon & sometimes other rhythm instruments; we practice “as if” we were going to perform, putting rhythm sequences together in interesting ways – just for the fun of it! Joining this class means committing to practicing at home and attempting to make it to all classes….We would be so pleased to welcome new members!! J )

Drop ins welcome in all but Ensemble Class J

September 10 – 24 & October 1 – 29 = 8 week session
November 5 – 26 and December 3 – 17 = 7 week session

Wednesdays: 12:00 – 1:00 pm          Beginner Bucket Drumming (try it – it’s a blast!!!)

                        1:00 – 2:00 pm            Beyond Beginner Bucket Brigade (you need to know how to read the music for buckets & and be comfortable playing them to join this class)

Drop ins welcome at Beginner but not Beyond level J

September 11 – 25 & October 2 – 30 = 8 week session
November 6 – 27 and December 4 – 18 = 7 week session

I am hopeful that the change from Sundays to Tuesdays suits everyone. After many years of not having a proper weekend, I feel the need to do that for myself…..


*Monica’s Annual Winter Solstice Drum/Potluck/Fundraiser: December 20th  5:00 – 7:00 pm*

ALSO:
Stay tuned for a MINI AFRICA IMMERSION CAMP first week in November with my teacher Kocassale Dioubate from West Guinea Africa and his partner Sasha Belle Hunt – they will be offering 3 – 5 days (TBA) of immersion in drum & dance West African-style! Details TBA soon!

AND:  Island Drum Camp Fall Version with Jordan Hanson from Drum Victoria will be taking place in OCTOBER in ERRINGTON!! Details TBA!

COURTENAY RECREATION CLASSES:
To register phone: 250 338 1000 or 250 338 5371
(you can find these classes listed in the Comox Valley fall recreation guide)

Mondays:        11:45 – 12:45pm         Intermediate/Advanced African Drumming (you are a pretty confident drummer J)       
September 16 – December 9 (no classes Oct 14 or Nov 11)

Wednesdays:  5:30 – 6:30 pm           Beyond Beginners African Drumming (you have some experience; you don’t want to be a beginner anymore J )
September 11 – November 27 (no class Oct 9)

                        7:00 – 8:00 pm            Drums Alive Power Beats (see Drums Alive Comox Valley on Facebook for videos and info on this totally fun fitness class that combines drumming and dancing – every ability level welcome but be prepared for a good workout for your body & brain!)
September 11 – November 27 (no class Oct 9)


Thursdays:      10:30 – 11:30 am        Drums Alive Golden Beats (Drums Alive for those with mobility issues, those recovering from injury, anyone who wants the same fun workout but at a slightly slower pace!)
September 19 – December 5 (no class Oct 3)

                        5:00 – 6:00 pm            Beginners African Drumming (you’re brand new to drumming or you’ve taken a few classes and aren’t quite ready to move up to Beyonds…yet J)
September 19 – December 5


ERRINGTON CLASSES:

To register, contact Kim Longmuir:  kimlongmuir@telus.net

Mondays:        4:00 – 4:30 pm            Beginner Duns

                        4:30 – 5:30 pm            Beyond Beginner African Drumming

                        5:30 – 6:30 pm            Beginner African Drumming

Sept 16 - Dec 9 w/ no classes Oct 14, Nov 4, Nov 11 =  10 classes


***If you are interested in BALAFON classes, please contact Corinne: corinnedurin@hotmail.com***

2018/12/23

2019 Schedule of Drumming, Drums Alive and Buckets!


Drumming Through Courtenay Recreation (register: 250 338 5371 or 250 338 1000)

Intermediate Level African Hand Drumming
Mondays, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm, Upper Native Sons Hall
January 7 – March 25 (no class February 18)
April 01 – June 24 (no classes Apr 22, 29, May 20 & June 20 – to be confirmed)

Beyond Beginners Level African Hand Drumming
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Upper Native Sons Hall
January 9 – March 27 (no classes February 20 & 27)
April 03 – June 19 (no classes May 8 & June 12 – to be confirmed)

Beginners Level African Hand Drumming
Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Lower Native Sons Hall
January 10 – March 28 (no class February 21)
April 04 – June 20 (no classes Apr 25 & June 13 – to be confirmed)

NEW!! Adapted Programs for adults with disabilities: Let’s Jam! Drumming For Every-
Body!
(based on HealthRhythms protocol)
Thursdays, 4:00 – 4:45 pm, Lower Native Sons Hall
January 17 – March 14

Drums Alive Power Beats
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Upper Native Sons Hall
January 9 – March 27 (no classes February 20 & 27)
April 03 – June 19 (no classes May 8 & June 12 – to be confirmed)

Drums Alive Golden Beats
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Upper Native Sons Hall
January 10 – March 28
April 04 – June 20 (no classes May 9 & June 13 – to be confirmed)

Drumming in Errington (register through Kim: kimlongmuir@telus.net)
All classes Mondays, February 25 – April 15 (no class March 25) & May 6 – June 24 (no class
May 20 th )

Beginners 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Beginner Duns 5:00 – 5:30 pm
Beyond Beginners 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Drumming at the Royston Community Hall (register through Monica:
drumdeva@gmail.com or at the door)
****NB: there are now scheduled classes in January and February of 2019!!***

Sundays (drumming) January 13 – February 24 (7 weeks)
March 3 – April 14 (7 weeks)
April 28 – June 16 (no class May 19) (7 weeks)
Wednesdays (buckets) January 9 – February 27 (8 weeks)
March 6 – April 24 (8 weeks)
May 1 – June 19 (5 weeks only *** no classes
May 8, 15 or 22***)

SUNDAYS:
Beginner Duns 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Intermediate Level African Hand Drumming 4:45 – 5:45 pm
AdvancedDuns 5:45 – 6:30 pm
Performance Ensemble 6:30 – 7:30 pm

WEDNESDAYS:
Beginner Bucket Brigade 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Advanced Bucket Brigade 1:00 – 2:00 pm

NB: Balafon students please contact Corinne for dates! (corinnedurin@hotmail.com)

2018/10/21

BRAND NEW BEGINNERS BUCKET BRIGADE!

Hello everyone!
Buckets are becoming very popular! I am offering a session of Bucket Drumming for brand new bucketeers from November 7 through December 19th. This 7 class session will serve as a way for "newbies" to learn the basics without being thrown into the advanced class without the benefit of having had a beginners class behind them!  At some point, the two groups will likely merge: but in the meantime, let's have some fun at our respective, appropriate levels!
Classes will be Wednesdays from 12 noon - 1 pm! Please round up some friends! This class will only run if there are enough participants!
Drumming is so great for the brain! Come out and see why you feel energized, balanced and full of smiles after a bucket drumming session! So accessible, all you need to bring is a bucket of any size (from bathroom-sized garbage cans to yard-sized, and anywhere in between!)......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arKMUNfq7pQ