Updated Last  07-11-2024

Weekly Classes plus Monthly Full and New Moon Drumming at Woodward Park

Tulsa Community Drumming

Weekly Classes - Everyone Welcome!

All Moon Sessions begin at until further notice!

2024 classes are scheduled every Monday and some Friday evenings from 7-8:30 pm at The Center of Light. Five instructors facilitate different weeks, and each teach their unique flavor of various drumming rhythms for Djembe, Conga, Ashiko, Djun Djun, Frame Drum, Slaptop Cajon, percussion and more. There will be a few extra drums for use on these evenings. Please bring a drum if you have one.

All of the instructors have played or taught professionally and have extensive education and personal practice commitments. They have also studied with Gordy Ryan, Grammy Award winning musician, who travelled and performed with Babatunde Olatunji for over 20 years. They all bring their own authentic style with new experiences of rhythms for us to enjoy and practice with. These are considered beginning / intermediate, and FUN classes. We will also publish information on Facebook in the Community Drumming Group, which you are welcome to join.

The location is at 21st and Harvard, east side of the Utica Park Clinic building, rented by Center of Light, located at the front. Parking is available both in the front and back. $10 suggested donation is asked for participants.


SE Corner of 21st and Harvard • Utica Park Clinic

3316 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

Full and New Moon drumming sessions are held at Woodward Park in the Butterfly Garden Year Around. Dates/Times are listed in Drumming Schedule. Sessions are weather permitting. We are drumming "into" each moon phase, so usually it falls the day before any official published Full or New Moon date/time. If we have a scheduled class, it will be 2 days before.

These are impromptu, allow-the-energies-to-move-us sessions that can include West African beats, Afro-Cuban, Yoruba, Congolese and many others. Please bring a folding chair and any kind/style of drum for these outdoor sessions. Percussionists and dancers welcome! Free.

Moon Session Drumming

2024 Drumming Schedule

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Photo by Maria Shultz

“I look, at my hands moving, they are my hands, but not me moving. They are being moved by the Pulse,

the way of the song.” — From the Way of the Pulse, Drumming with Spirit

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