Drum With Us

2019 Sessions
  • Winter Session: Drumluck (Ancestral Rhythms & Songs) | 1/28 to 3/18 
  • Spring Session: Drumming for the Movement-Take it to the Streets | 4/1 to 5/20 
  • Summer Session: Street Drumming Exploration | 7/8 to 8/26
  • Fall Session: Drumsical- Stage Performance | 10/7- 12/9
Community Events
Participants who attend our workshops and programs are highly encouraged to include these community events as part of their engagement, they are our culminating and public events for each session.
BoomShake 2019

{Drum Workshop for Womxn/Trans/GNC Folks}
Mondays
7:00-9:00pm
955 7th St., Oakland
Sliding Scale: $0- $350*
Sessions: Winter-1/28 to 3/18 | Spring- 4/1 to 5/20 | Summer- 7/8 to 8/26 | Fall-10/7- 12/16
ENROLL More Info 

School Sites
Abundant Beginnings Forest Freedom School (PreK & Elementary)
Manzanita Community School, Oakland (K-5)
Manzanita Seed Elementary, Oakland (K-5)
Urban Promise Academy, Oakland
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2018
Events
BoomShake Fall 2018

{Drum Performance Workshop for Womxn/Trans/GNC Folks}
Be a part of our Drumsical Theater Production
 
Mondays Oct 1- Dec 10
7:00-9:00pm
955 7th St., Oakland
Closing performance: December 1 & 2, 2018 at EastSide Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland.
Sliding Scale: $0- $350*
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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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