Pam Nishikawa has taught beginning and intermediate djembe classes in Whittier, Santa Barbara, and Ventura, and at Motherland Music in Los Angeles. She has also led drum circles in Ventura and Whittier. She was the leader of the popular all-woman drum group A Joyful Noise in Santa Barbara, many years ago, and is a Reiki master. One of her primary goals is to introduce more people to the drumming experience.
Winnie Rafael is co-hosting our drum circles! Winnie has been drumming in Southern California for years and is a wonderful addition to the circles.
Winnie first began drumming through belly dancing. She found her first djembe at a swap meet and started joining drum circles in 2009. She got a doumbek serendipitously and started taking West African drum lessons from George Medlock in 2010 and doumbek lessons from Nima Kharrazi. Winnie still enjoys both belly dance and drumming amd will belly dance at our circle if encouraged to! So bring your shimmy belts (she brings extra too).
We offer drum circles and Pam teaches beginning djembe drumming classes.
Drum circles are held in Fullerton at The Owl's Lantern.
A West African djembe drumming workshop will be held at the Owl's Lantern again, if enough people show interest!
Drumming allows you to:
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