Queen's University

HAND DRUMMING ENSEMBLE

 

The QCM Hand Drumming Ensemble, under the direction of Julien Bouchard, is a great way to learn about drumming traditions from different parts of the world and make music with others! The course will be centred around djembe drumming but will explore other hand percussion as well. Technique, rhythmic notation, aural learning and improvisation will be integrated into the course.

The group will meet in the Fall term on Sundays, according to the schedule below.

1) SCHEDULE

Classes will take place on on Sundays between 2-3.30pm, in Rm 120 of Harrison-LeCaine Hall of Queen’s University, on Bader Lane.

  • September 23, 30
  • October 14, 21, 28 (no class on Oct 7 for Thanksgiving weekend)
  • November 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November 30 at 3pm

2) WHO CAN ATTEND

This course is open to participants aged 16 and older, and will run with a minimum class size of 10 people (please refer to QCM Policy for further details regarding procedure if minimum class size is not achieved).

3) PRE-REQUISITES

Skill evaluation will take place during the first class meeting.

4) COURSE MATERIALS

Students are required to provide (at their own expense) their own drum. For information about acquiring equipment, please contact the instructor. Sample independent vendors are: Shaw Percussion, north of Toronto Long and McQuade in Toronto, Ottawa & Kingston Catherine Veilleux in Hull, QC (djembe from Guinea) Mountain Rhythm

5) FEES

All registration must be done online. Registration fee: $40 per family per year. This fee covers registration for all programs within QCM over the year. Course fee: $150 Total fees payable: $190 (online or by cash/cheque payable to 'Queen's Community Music').


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