Drum circle takes off like a rocket in Auburn, MA

Immensely enjoyed yesterday’s public drum circle in my native hometown of Auburn, MA at the Auburn Public Library – home of the Rockets.

We had 25 folks of all ages show up, including my former middle school English teacher!!

The group learned the basic hand positions, a quick primer on note values, dynamics, and basic sight reading. Then, the fun began. 

Players explored a variety of traditional West African rhythms, participated in a musical game, jammed to a big band Latin tune, and composed our own music.