Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Drumming classes engage non-verbal communication; boost immune system

RUTLAND — Ethnic drumming classes at Drum Journeys of Earth start in March. Classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Rhythm Hall on the 2nd floor of Building 5 at the Howe Center, Rutland. Beginning class in West African Djembe will be held on Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7 p.m., starting March 11. Spirit Drumming will also be on Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Latin Conga class will start March 9, Mondays, 5:30 – 7 p.m., followed by Heart & Ritual of the Medicine Drum from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Research has suggested that group drumming improves concentration, reduces stress, alleviates pain and boosts the immune system. Drumming creates an amazing non-verbal vehicle for group communication, interaction and collaboration. Stress, anger, frustration – it all seems to disappear during the act of drumming.

Class series is 6 weeks for $85, and includes the use of a drum in class. For more info, visit,  call 802-282-2581, or email

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