Drumming Classes and Events

Hand drumming classes, events,
and virtual programs for kids, adults, and organizations!:

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, not drum therapy sessions, which go deeper. 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. I offer in-person classes and events (following COVID guidelines. My Community Center classes are free. Others are paid.) and private classes, events, and corporate sessions (with or without a motivational talk).

FREE Hand Drumming Classes sponsored by the town of Fuquay-Varina. You must pre-register with the town (instructions below) but you don’t need to be a resident of Fuquay-Varina to attend. Hand drums will be provided, social distancing will be observed, and face masks are required. Drums are always disinfected in between classes!

Feel the Beat (ages 4-7): Monday, 5/3, 6/7, 7/5, and 8/2, from 10:00-10:30am
Healing Rhythms (ages 55 and up): Monday, 5/3, 5/17, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, and 8/16 from 11am-noon
Good Vibrations (ages 8-12): Thurs., 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, and 8/5, from 4:30-5:15pm
Cool Rhythms (special needs class for ages 11 and up): Wed., 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, and 8/11, from 5:00-5:45pm

No musical experience necessary! If you can count, you can drum!

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 and set your account up well in advance of the class. It takes time to process and get approved.

Not in the above age groups but interested in virtual classes? How about a 4-pack of classes for $97? Contact me if interested. Scholarships available.

For private events and hand drumming classes, contact me at dori@nextstagedrumming.com for more info. Special rates for non-profits.

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