This Celtic drum is fun, fascinating, and unbelievably capable of providing so many different sounds and rhythms. Note: Student is required to bring own drum and tipper.
This class is truly geared for the raw beginner, but you will be amazed at the progress can make in just one week. The class will cover how to hold the tipper and drum and how to accompany jigs and reels as well as an introduction to triplets and rolls. Prerequisites: No prior experience necessary.
We will use the hand at the back to add tonal changes and introduce more complex rhythms. Prerequisites: Not quite a raw beginner, but still working to master jigs and reels at faster tempos and to play with more control. Must know basic jig and reel rhythms.
The intermediate class will cover a wide variety of rhythms and various time signatures. Prerequisites: For the student who already has good control of the basics and comfortable playing them up to tempo, but now ready for a challenge. Have been playing for 4-5 years and is comfortable playing various rhythms and musical forms.
In the advanced class we will be learning more advanced rhythms and arrangements at a much faster pace. Ideal for students wanting to improve their public performances. Prerequisites: Have been playing for 5+ years and have a strong knowledge of jigs and reels. Have accompanied tunes in the Cape Breton repertoire as well as other traditional musical genres.