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.
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An intertactive introduction to the instrument, including world and West African geography , playing technique, and musical skills. Have fun while building a traditional rythym step by step and learn to play with songs and develop skills for playing in a group setting. Questions, student interests and associations highly encouraged and will guide the direction of the class. Learn about the countries and languages of West Africa all which have their own music and dance and culture and Apply...
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.
music & culture
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
9 total reviews
17 completed classes
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...