West African Drumming with Jessie Lehmann
Jessie Lehmann has an innate passion that she brings to her musical performances and her teaching of traditional West African djembe music.
A patient and knowledgeable teacher, she strives to share the culture, music, drumming and dance of West Africa with people of all communities.
The mission is to inspire through drumming with high energy and positive vibes, bringing people together through rhythm and songs that ignite spirit and unity.
Jessie and the team invite you to come play with us and join with the community in a way that encourages openness and respect for each other and the planet through West African drumming.
African Drumming workshops with Jessie Lehmann are designed according to the needs of your school, camp, office, church, or organization.
Why Group Drumming?
- Unites people through drumming together
- Can be used to teach values, teamwork, integrity, listening skills and much more
- A perfect physical activity for people of all abilities
- People can work towards a performance to share
- Rhythm stimulates brain and memory
- It’s a productive way for people to relieve stress
- Drumming makes many people simply feel better!
This is an open drop in class for most anyone. Even if you have little experience with the djembe. You will learn the “rules” of West African drumming and work on various group arrangements, accompaniment parts and basic rudiments that can be used on the djembe in a...read more
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Our campers blossomed under her guidance and our volunteers continually raved about her classesLiz
As a drumming teacher, Jessie is patient and knowledgable. She has learned these rhythms from the inside out and can teach with compassion and authorityEliza Lynn
Jessie is great to work with and makes connections to those around