Drum With Us

2018 Sessions
  • Winter Session: Drumluck (Ancestral Rhythms & Songs) | 1/29 to 3/18
  • Spring Session: Drumming for the Movement | 4/2 to 5/21
  • Summer Session: Street Drumming Exploration | 7/9-8/27
  • Fall Session: Streets are Free- Drumsical | 10/1- 12/12
Events
BoomShake Summer 2018

{Outdoor Culture & Art Camp for Kids of Color 5yrs+}
Mondays-Friday June 25- Aug 31 (Weekly)
1:00-5:00PM
Lake Temescal- Main/North Entrance
$125/Week | * 50% Off for Low Income POC | **Fees Waived for AB Summer Camp Participants
More Info | Enroll

{Street Drumming for Womxn w/ Monica & Terri}
We prioritize and center the participation of people of color in this class, especially Black and Brown people. Spots for non-POC folks are currently full.
 
Mondays July 9- Aug 27
7:00-9:00pm
955 7th St., Oakland
Sliding Scale: $0- $350
Eventbrite - Summer Street Drumming for Womxn w/ Monica & TerriMore Info



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    BoomShake Spring 2018
    {Drum for International Worker's Rights/May Day}
    Partial, full and payment plan scholarships available for self-identified low-income people of color.
    We prioritize and center the participation of people of color in this class, especially Black and Brown people. We have limited spots for non-POC folks, please email to get on the enrollment waiting list.
     
    Street Drumming Performance for POC Womxn + Allies
    Mondays Apr 2- May 21
    7:00-9:00pm
    955 7th St., Oakland
    Sliding Scale: $0- $350


    Tyke Tunes II (Drum & Song 5yrs +) for POC
    Dates TBA
    11:45-12:45pm
    Lotus Bloom: 555 19th St., Oakland
    Sliding Scale: $0- $250
    Partial, full and payment plan scholarships available for self-identified low-income people of color.

    Tyke Tunes I (Music & Movement 0-7yrs) for POC
    3 Free classes offered through Our Family Coalition
    Saturdays at 3:00PM - 4:30PM
    3/31 at Studio Grand: 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland
    4/14 and 4/28 at Destiny Arts Center, 970 Grace Ave, Oakland
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      BoomShake Winter 2018
      {Drumluck- Ancestral Music}
      Partial, full and payment plan scholarships available for self-identified low-income people of color.
      We prioritize and center the participation of people of color in this class, especially Black and Brown people. We have limited spots for non-POC folks, please email to get on the enrollment waiting list.
       
      Street Drumming Performance for POC Womxn + Allies
      Mondays Jan 29- Mar 19
      7:00-9:00pm
      955 7th St., Oakland
      Sliding Scale: $0- $350

      Tyke Tunes I (Music & Movement 0-7yrs) for POC
      Sundays Feb 4- March 18
      10:30-11:30am
      Lotus Bloom: 555 19th St., Oakland
      Sliding Scale: $0- $250

      Tyke Tunes II (Drum & Song 5yrs +) for POC
      Sundays Feb 4- March 18
      11:45-12:45pm
      Lotus Bloom: 555 19th St., Oakland
      Sliding Scale: $0- $250
      Partial, full and payment plan scholarships available for self-identified low-income people of color.

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      BoomShake Fall 2017
      {Be a part of our Streets are Free-Drumsical}

      Street Drumming Performance for Womxn
      Mondays Oct 2- Dec 11
      7:00-9:00pm
      955 7th St., Oakland
      Sliding Scale: $180- $350
      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 - Street Drumming Performance Workshop for Womxn

      Tyke Tunes (Music & Movement) for POC
      Sundays Sep 23- Nov 11
      10:30-11:30am
      Lotus Bloom: 555 19th St., Oakland
      Sliding Scale: $160- $250
      Partial, full and payment plan scholarships available for self-identified low-income people of color.
      Eventbrite - For Tiny Folks Who like to Move! Tyke Tunes for POC

          BoomShake Summer 2017
          {Summer Street Drumming for Womxn}
          Performance Technique w/ Monica Hastings-Smith
          Mondays July 10- Aug 14
          7:00-9:00pm
          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

          IMPORTANT SESSION NOTES
          • 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)
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          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)*
          FREE
          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 
          Wednesdays
          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)
          10:20-10:50am
          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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