Berkeley Free Your Voice while Drumming 10-wk class

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Hanwen School

1548 University Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94703

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Learn 5 world songs & rhythms--sing and drum together! Do improv, express with your drum and voice & cut loose. It is intoxicating to sing and drum in community.

Learn a style of trance drumming where you open and fill/close Middle Eastern rhythms as well as West African polyrhythms. We will learn 2/4, 4/4 and 6/8 rhythms. We will sing songs from around the world, including a few in harmony. All levels including absolute beginners welcome. You will need to bring a djembe, doumbek, or cajon.

10 Thursdays Oct 10-Dec 19 with Nov 28 off, 7:30-9pm
Hanwen School, 1548 University Ave., Berkeley. 3 blocks from North Berkeley BART. Free parking lot in front of the school.

$350. For more information and to register: https://amberfieldmusic.com/teaching/

Amber Field is a queer, non-binary Korean American teacher and performer featured in San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay for yoga music. They are a Tamalpa Associate Teacher of expressive arts. They have performed and taught at SF Jazz, Wanderlust, Esalen, Hollyhock, SF International Arts Festival, and more. Amber specializes in world fusion music and delights in helping free people's voices and rhythm. www.amberfieldmusic.com

Testimonials:
“They break down rhythm in a way that makes it incredibly tangible for a total beginner to percussion. And then they teach you to integrate your voice while drumming! An awesome teacher.” –Jai S

“Amber’s class – Free Your Voice while Drumming – was outstanding. Amber is a superb teacher who makes learning drum polyrhythms accessible and fun. Our class became tight after just a few classes together, and we found ourselves doing things we didn’t think possible (and we’re not all musicians or singers – this is due to the way Amber sets up the songs and rhythms with varying levels of challenge, and always encourages us with heart and a smile). It’s more than just the rhythms, the forming of a meaningful group in a short time – it’s really a magical experience that has liberated new possibilities in my music and my being.” Lisa F

“I recommend this class! Amber created a supportive space for learning, stretching, listening, and curiosity. I haven’t grown up with much variety in rhythms and it’s fun to realize there is more to life than a 4×4 rhythm ;). I appreciate how you’re able to create a community while at the same time encourage the individual within it.”–Lucy A

For other testimonials:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/amber-field-music-san-francisco?osq=amber+field+music

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A parking lot directly in fron tof the school. 3 blocks (5 minute walk) from North Berkeley BART. Many busses on University Ave.

What can I bring into the event?

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a water bottle and your drum.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds only good til 1 day in advance of the first class on Oct 10. After that, no refunds available.

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Hanwen School

1548 University Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94703

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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