Island Drum Camp is back!

Jordan Hanson is back with more workshops in drum and balafon - August 18 - 20! Please go to:
for details and to register!
See you there!

Monica's Fall Schedule of Drumming and Rhythm Classes and Events!

Here is my fall schedule of classes; if you require more info on any of them or you are not sure what level you should sign up for, please don't hesitate to email me: drumdeva@gmail.com!

Courtenay Rec: register 250 338 5371 or 250 338 1000

Beginners African Hand Drumming
Thursdays, 5 - 6 pm Lower Native Sons Hall
Sept 14 - Oct 26  and 
Nov 2 - Dec 21

Beyond Beginners African Hand Drumming
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Upper Native Sons Hall
Sept 6 - Nov 8    and
Nov 29 - Dec 20 (no classes Nov 15 & 22)

Intermediate African Hand Drumming
Mondays, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm  Upper Native Sons Hall
Sept 11 - Oct 23   and
Oct 30 - Dec 11   (no classes Oct 9 or Nov 13)

Drums Alive Power Beats
Wednesdays, 7 - 8 pm  Upper Native Sons Hall
Sept 6 - Dec 20 (no class Nov 22)

Drums Alive Golden Beats
Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am  Upper Native Sons Hall
Sept 7 - Dec 21  (no class Nov 16)

Campbell River, @ the Sportsplex in Willow Point: register 250 923 7911

Beginners African Hand Drumming
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm 
Beyond Beginners African Hand Drumming
Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Sept 12 - Oct 17   and
Oct 24 - Dec 5  (no class Oct 31)

NB: Campbell River classes are subject to change; instead of Beginners Hand Drumming, there may be a beginners dun dun class.

Errington: register by emailing      kimlongmuir@telus.net

Drums Alive at Kickstart Fitness, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Beyond Beginners African Hand Drumming (beginners welcome with permission of instructor)
5:15 - 6:15 pm

African Hand drumming $130 and DA $99, both 10 weeks. Mondays, Sept 18 - Nov 27 (no class Oct 9)

Royston Community Hall: register at the door or by emailing Monica 

Sundays, Sept 10 - Oct 22 (no class Oct 8)  and  Oct 29 - Dec 10 (no class Nov 5)

Beginners Duns  4 - 4:45 pm
Intermediate African Hand Drumming 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Advanced Duns   5:45 - 6:30 pm

****Advanced African Hand Drumming & Performance Ensemble****NEW****
This year the performance ensemble is morphing slightly; an actual "performance ensemble" will meet only for a set number of weeks before any scheduled performances/participation at community events. I will start an email list of all drummers who are interested in performing and when there is a "gig" coming up, I will email everyone who is interested. Those who can commit to the set number of practices will come to class/practice and then perform at that particular "gig". Thus, the performance ensemble will be "ever-changing" to incorporate those that can commit to practices and performing at any one event. 
On the weeks when there are no scheduled practices for any given upcoming "gig", there will be a "drop in" advanced class for anyone who wants to be more challenged on djembe and duns. 
Balafons will only be used in practices for gigs.
The $ investment for performance ensemble will be determined according to how many weeks we practice for. The advanced classes will be the usual drop in fee.

6:30 - 7:30 pm Sundays and perhaps other times/venues TBA when practicing for "gigs"

NB: Please email me to express your interest in being part of a performance ensemble and I will add you to my list; you will be informed via email about upcoming "gigs" at which time you can decide whether or not you can commit to any particular one!

Wednesdays, Sept 13 - Oct 25  and  Nov 1 - Dec 13

Bucket Drumming Brigade, everyone welcome! First class of each session dedicated to bringing "newbies" into the fold, then on to new rhythms!!   1 - 2 pm

Balafon (you must have your own balafon to join this class - we may have one for rent)  2 - 3 pm
***this class requires at home practice, please be committed to do so before signing up for a session****

KOCA and SASHA are back for another weekend of African Drum and Dance!
 Nov 3 - 5, details to follow! Stay tuned!

Monica's annual Winter Solstice Drum Circle/Potluck/Fundraiser is Dec 17th! 5 - 7 pm

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon,
In the spirit of rhythm,