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Drumming Playshop (workshop) CANCELLED

  • Mountain View Wellness LLC 4193 Whitney Avenue Hamden, CT, 06518 United States (map)
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THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER. DATE TBA.

This relaxed yet challenging playshop (workshop)is for the drum-curious as well as drumming enthusiasts with all levels of experience who are interested in expanding their musicality.

This workshop (playshop) is 1-hour long followed by a 1-hour drum circle to practice your skills.


Some drums & percussion available or bring your own.
All abilities and genders are welcome.
Ages 14 and older please.

What we’ll do:
• Practice fundamental hand drumming techniques & layered listening
• Explore universal grooves and their importance in creating our own beats
• Deconstruct rhythmic patterns as a means to improve playing & listening skills

Space is limited. Register online.
$25/person

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To learn more about drumming, the benefits of drumming, and Mark Zarillo, go to Mark’s website www.drummingspirit.com

This event will be led by Mark Zarillo.

Mark Zarrillo is a versatile drummer, percussionist, drum circle leader and sound therapy practitioner. He holds an M.A. in Humanities from SUNY at Buffalo, has traveled to Guinea for a drumming and culture intensive, and is a trained HealthRHYTHMS® facilitator. Mark draws upon his rich knowledge of West African music and culture, as well as over forty years of drumming wisdom, when creating community and helping others express their own individual rhythmic spirit.

Mark’s most influential teachers include: George Dragone, Howard Zwickler, Charles Keil, Michael Markus, Aly Tachöl Camara, Yamoussa Camara and Alisco Diabate. Mark’s diverse performance experience includes: theatre productions, hard core punk, various rock bands, jazz standards in small groups and large orchestras, percussion ensembles, a traditional West African troupe, worship services and kirtan.

Mark has been organizing rhythm-centric events throughout Connecticut since 2005.



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