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Shekere ( Drums and Percussion) Private Lessons

An Introduction to the Shekere, a gourd (calabash/ calabasa) shaker instrument common to West Africa and the Caribbean diaspora. Have fun while learning an instrument and developing musical skills for a lifetime.
joshua guy
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Class Experience

students will learn to play the instrument according to their own level, develop control, musical listening skills and vocabulary, and work to challenge themselves,  get stronger and progress.
more than 20 years teaching, performing and studying with master musicians and artists. Currently with Northwestern University, 
Columbia College  Chicago,  Urban Gateways, 
and the Old town school  of folk music. Currently teaching grades prek to 8th with Chicago public schools.Honored by Gambian ambassador Dawda Fadera as a ' Professor of Percussion ' , was a 2020 cultural performer nominee to the Dubai International Expo, featured performer at the Chicago Cultural Center, Texas Democratic Convention, Abene Festival of the Arts , Casamance,  Senegal. 
daily independent listening and/ or practice to each's own ability.   5-20 minutes. 
Shekere ( gourd and bread shaker instrument) or similar shaker instrument - sticks , practice pad ( optional)
regular informal check in, retention,  memory assment . as  we build the music this is a continual part of the lesson.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Traditional music of west Africa and the Caribbean diaspora.  Highly recommend recordings by Mamady Keita,  Famoudou Konate,  Los Muñequitos de Matanzas. 


joshua guy
Lives in the United States
music & culture
9 total reviews
17 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I play and teach traditional music of West Africa,  the Caribbean and Americas for percussion ( jembe, dunun, congas, bongos, cajon, drumset) and string instruments ( guitar, banjo, ukelele, mandolin) . I have over 20 years experience... 
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