Drumming Ourselves Home

An 8-week Intro to Hand Drumming

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Drumming Ourselves Home
with Kele Nitoto
8 weeks : April 23 - June 18, 2022* : Saturdays : 11am - 12:30pm PST
(*no class held on June 4th)

School for The Great Turning is excited to bring you Drumming Ourselves Home, a spring intensive with Bay Area-acclaimed drummer and teacher, Kele Nitoto. This accessible, online course is an 8-week hand-drumming intensive, that will engage in both technical and therapeutic aspects of hand drumming, offering students an immersive and integrative path of study into this rich, musical path. Not only is drumming fun and entertaining, it can improve heart health, reduce stress, and ameliorate depression. Kele's techniques are designed to take advantage of all these benefits while teaching participants enough technical skill to become comfortable playing drums in a variety of setting including performance and improvisational music jams.

About Your Teacher

After decades of study, Kele Nitoto has compiled some of his favorite rhythms, songs, exercises, and activities to not only offer accessible foundations of hand-drumming but also allow students to enter an existential exploration of how drumming can bring us home to our true nature. With an emphasis on building confidence, connection, and joy, Drumming Ourselves Home is part traditional technique, part inspiration and part spiritual healing.


If you would like to apply for one of our scholarship spots, please fill out our application a https://forms.gle/i3yUxRJrbgdcqHrs5 . We have 6 scholarship spots, with priority offered to applicants from systemically marginalized groups.

Please send any additional questions to [email protected]

Students are not able to register part-time; however, each session will be recorded and made available to all registered students. If a student cannot attend a particular class they can still register for the program and watch the missed video at any time.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts April 23rd, 2022 and live sessions end on June 11th , but you will have lifetime access to all recordings and practice tracks!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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