'All Hands And Feet On Beat -
A drum set lesson book'
With artwork by Dani Crosby
All Hands and Feet On Beat is a drum set lesson book for all ages and stages.
Do YOU have a pulse? Of course you do! Can you clap along to a song or dance? I bet you can! That means YOU are rhythmic by nature, and by YOU, I mean every human alive on earth. Anyone with a heart-beat can learn to play drums. In this book you'll learn everything from basic coordination and timing, to how to play with your favorite songs - 50 lessons to start your journey and help you tap into your inner drummer - join the fun!
Welcome to DR Drumming!
A home for drum set lessons, drum circles and more in Oshawa, Durham Region and surrounding areas.
Limited lesson spaces are available in person as well as online, so get in touch. For info and pricing please check out the lessons page or inquire here. Drum circle programs in many community settings are coming back, as well as new programs for schools at all grade levels. I can also help fix your drum, show you how to tune your drum, and help you set up your drums - the Dr. is in!
COVID - 19 note for programs
*All Hands On Beat drum circle school programs are available in both online and in person formats.
Drum circles will use djembe hand drums, however bucket and stick drumming is also available. If you are a teacher looking to add music to your classroom with a fun drum circle workshop, please contact me.
*Drum circle programs for corporate or private events are also still available. I will work together with you to plan the proper setup for an indoor or outdoor event that follows all physical distancing measures.
*I am also now offering private hand drum lessons for djembe and conga, including traditional and popular Afro-Cuban rhythms for conga. If you're interested in private hand drum lessons in person or online, please see the lesson page or contact email@example.com.
PLEASE KEEP DRUMMING! And...
My name is Dan Reiff. I am a musician with over 20 years experience playing drums with various bands, over 10 years teaching private drum set, and 5 years facilitating drum circles for various clients. Rhythm is in our bodies from the very start of life. I believe you can tap into it, even if you think you aren't musical. Learning to drum can take you to new and fantastic places, both within yourself, and in your community. On your own it can be meditative and healing, providing a path into a peaceful realm away from hectic life. Group drumming provides the opportunity to enjoy a shared musical experience that anyone can participate in. I love all things rhythmic, and I’m passionate about passing on this wonderful gift of rhythm and music through performance and instruction. Young and old, big and small, musician or not, it's wonderful and important to get in touch with our inner rhythms, and bring out the playful drummer in all of us.
"Rhythm is the soul of life. The whole universe revolves in rhythm. Everything and every human action revolves in rhythm."
- Babatunde Olatunji
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
- Nikola Tesla