Drums For One & All

Services for the local drumming community

Workshop Instruction
Event Facilitation
Private Lessons
Live Performance
Drum Repairs
Over the past 23 years, Dave has lead 1500+ drumming events at schools, colleges, churches, retreat centers and other institutions across New England. These events include facilitating freestyle drum circles, teaching workshops, leading church services, and working with youth groups. He has enough instruments for workshops of up to 50 people.
If you're seeking personalized instruction, Dave teaches private lessons out of his home in Upton, MA. Private lessons via Zoom are also possible.

Dave teaches general hand drumming technique from beginner level up to advanced level. He can offer workshops on specific topics such as West African rhythms, Middle Eastern rhythms, djembe/dunun technique, doumbek technique, fingerstyle frame drumming and a wide range of percussion instruments.

Dave offers live musical performance in a variety of formats. In addition to West African or Middle Eastern style drumming, Dave also sings and plays a number of melodic instruments. He is able to perform meditative music that is appropriate for mediation groups, church services and yoga classes.
Dave repairs most kinds of hand drums and percussion instruments. He can rehead and tune drums with either rope or bolt tuning. If your instrument requires repair, contact Dave for an estimate.