2017 Sessions
  • Spring Session 1: May Day March Drum Prep | 4/3-5/1 
  • Spring Session 2: Street Drum Technique | 5/15-6/27
  • Summer 2017: Street Drum Performance Technique | 7/10-8/14
  • Fall 2017: Streets are Free Drumsical Production | 9/25- 12/13
BoomShake Summer 2017
{Summer Street Drumming for Womxn}
Performance Technique w/ Monica Hastings-Smith
Mondays July 10- Aug 14
Greenpeace Oakland Warehouse
955 7th St., Oakland
Sliding Scale: $150- $250
Partial, full and payment plan scholarships available for self-identified low-income people of color (you are welcome to make a donation of any amount to support our programs).

Eventbrite - Summer Street Drumming for Womxn w/ Monica Hastings-Smith

BoomShake Spring 2017
Session 1: April 3- May 1st: Drumming for the Movement (International Workers' Day Prep)
Session 2: May 15-June 27: Street Drum Technique Workshops with Regina Califa

{Street Drumming for the Movement}
for Women, Trans, Teen Girls, and Gender Non-binary Folks
@ The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland
Free for Low-income POC

Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
Street Drumming for the Movement
All Levels from Beginner to Advanced
S1 DATES: 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, + 5/1
S2 DATES: 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/19, 6/26

Tuesdays 8:00pm-10:00pm
Performance Core
Invitation Only
S1 DATES: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, + 5/1
S2 DATES: 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

  • To support, encourage, foster and maximize the involvement of our POC population, Spring 2017 enrollment is open to Women/Trans of Color and about 3-7 (depending on ratio) previously enrolled non-POC folks who have demonstrated commitment to our values and process. We will open up spots per session and start a waiting list if we have more interest than space.
  • To realize our efforts of providing free and accessible programs to folks that need it, please make a very generous donation. Making a donation is an act of love, solidarity and commitment to justice.
  • Our Spring Session 1 includes participating in honor and support of the May Day/International Worker’s Day march in Oakland. Spring Session 2 culminates in a participant-led outdoor drum session. More details TBA
  • Please complete our ENROLLMENT form (suggested for returning, required for new participants)
BoomShake Fall 2016

{Street Drum for the Movement}
for Women, Teen Girls, Trans and Gender Non-binary Folks
Begins September 26 [10 Weeks]
All Levels from Beginner to Advanced
Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe: 2301 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Our Fall session includes our culminating Drumluck Community Celebration on December 4th at Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe: 2301 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. More details TBA

Mondays 7:00-9:00pm (Begins Sep 26, no class Nov 21)
Street Drumming for the Movement
Standard Rate: $250 | Sliding Scale Rate: $180-$350 | Sponsorship: $180-$350
Enroll Online

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm  [*FREE, Begins OCT 4]
Street Drum for the Movement (POC)*
To enroll send an email with full name, email address, phone number and a brief description about yourself, background and how you found out about the class. *We may have limited spots and are prioritizing low-income folks of color & long-term Oakland residents.

Tuesdays 8:00-9:45pm
Performance Core

Invitation Only

  • We are committed to making this financially accessible to people who are low-income. We offer a few options for payment plans, work trade and scholarships. If you find this cost-prohibitive and need alternative financial arrangement please email us before enrolling.
  • To support efforts to make our program financially accessible we ask that people who are able to do so: 1. Pay at least the standard rate; AND/OR 2. Sponsor another participant by paying a sponsorship rate AND/OR’ 3. Make a donation of any amount towards our collective scholarship pool.

{Kid Drumming}
for 6yrs +

Manzanita SEED Elementary 
Info TBA
Make Payment

{Tyke Tunes}
for 0-5 years

Rice & Beans Family Coop
More Info TBA

Lotus Bloom
2nd Fridays (1/15 in January; 2/26 in February)
Lotus Bloom 555 19th St., Suite 131, Oakland
This class is offered once a month as a part of Lotus Bloom's regular playgroup for 0-48 months. Participation in the class is through first come/first serve drop-in donation/enrollment in Lotus Bloom's playgroups.
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