Drumming Classes and Events

Types of classes and workshops:


Virtual hand drumming classes for groups: Online monthly classes via Zoom!

Great way for your group, company, or family to beat stress and have some fun! These are just fun classes with some therapeutic elements thrown in. We always close out with a rockin’ tune! If you don’t have a djembe drum, you can purchase one here or just tap on your legs, your desk, a drum pad, or whatever you have handy.

Minimum group size: 3
Maximum: Unlimited

Cost: 45-60 min. sessions: Regularly $120 per person for 4 sessions, now only $80!
30-min. sessions: Regularly $80 per person for 4 sessions, now only $60!

Email me at dori@nextstagedrumming.com for more info! Special rate available for non-profits!

Live events:

Live events have resumed, followed COVID guidelines (face masks, social distancing, etc. The above photo is pre-COVID.). These can include just drumming or a motivational talk with some drumming. I provide the drums.

Locals! FREE Hand Drumming Classes at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center! 820 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, NC

Upcoming classes:

Feel the Beat (ages 4-7): Monday, 11/2 and 12/7, from 10:00-10:30am
Healing Rhythms (ages 55 and up): Monday, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, and 12/21 from 11am-noon
Good Vibrations (ages 8-12): Thurs., 11/5 and 12/5, from 3:30-4:15pm
Cool Rhythms (special needs class for ages 11 and up): Wed., 11/18 and 12/9, from 3:30-4:15pm

Hand drums provided. No musical experience necessary!

**Please note: You MUST pre-register for the Community Center classes! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, class sizes have been reduced to 8 participants. A limited number of parents can stay in the room. I would recommend registering ASAP to secure a spot.

To register: If you already have an account with Park and Rec: Click here.If not you will need to set one up. Please make sure you know the class name so that you register for the right one. Any questions about registration, contact the Community Center at 919-552-1430.

Schools, churches, and organizations: To book me for workshop, event, or class or for more info, click here.

About me: I’m a Certified Drum Therapist with the world-renown program Drums and Disabilties, I have trained with internationally-known Health Rhythms (developed by neurologist Dr. Barry Bittman, along with Remo Drums), African drummer Onye Onyemaechi, and the American Association of Christian Counselors. I’m also an experienced speaker , a percussionist, and a Toca percussion artist..

Dori has an amazing ability to capture the minds and hearts of young people! I had Dori bring her talents to a group of at-risk youth who were living in some very challenging circumstances. She was able to get their attention and get them working together in a weekly drumming session. By helping them to get focused and to relieve some stress, we were better able to work with them in the entrepreneurial projects they were working on. The kids looked forward to Dori’s sessions, and we were delighted to work with her. ~ Sheyenne Kreamer,Triangle Solutions Alliance, Raleigh, NC

Dori’s personal success story is only exceeded by her ability to help others release their own story! Drumming is one of those experiences most people never think about, and those who do often procrastinate about making an appointment out of the fear of the unknown. I was one of those! I have known and respected Dori for many years, but it wasn’t until I attended one of her free classes that I realized the true potential of drumming in my own life, and found the courage to hire her personally to help me prepare for the 40th Anniversary of my business. Dori uses drums to facilitate the power of God to release, heal, and empower. Thank you, Dori! ~ Barbara Hemphill, President, Productive Environment Institute, Raleigh, NC