Friday, July 31, 2009


Explore the tools to be creative and confident drummer while learn drumming styles from the Middle East, Africa and India with Marla Leigh!

Location: Private home in Topanga, CA

Beginning Class:
August 3, 10, 24, 7-9pm

Intermediate Class:
August 12, 19, 26 7-9pm

Fee: $80 for 3 class session, $30 single class

Drums provided. All Levels Welcome

More information:

Marla is offering a 15% discount if you purchase 2 or 3 lessons in advance (for the month of August only)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

David Kuckhermann has a new advanced frame drum DVD series out. Here's a trailer:

Monday, July 27, 2009

N Scott Robinson on Tour

I caught a concert yesterday with N. Scott Robinson and Mark Holland who are out here in California touring for their new album: Wind & Fire.
Mark plays Native American and other world flutes and Scott plays his collection of world percussion on the album. I've been listening to the album all day while I've been working. It's highly recommended.
They still have a few tour dates left. Check either of their websites for more details.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Riqq Classes in LA

Evan Gavriel Fiske will be giving some riq workshops this summer in LA:

Riq workshop series Los Angeles 2009

Wednesdays, July 15, 22, 29 and August 5

Beginners 7-8:30 pm

Classical, cabaret and folkloric holding positions
10-12 essential Middle-Eastern rhythms
Development exercises, finger rolls, odd-meter rhythms and more
Learn a new instrument this summer!

Intermediate 8:30-10 pm

Focus on classical technique and finger rolls
Advanced development and independence exercises
Rare traditional and long rhythms such as 13, 14, 16 and 19 beats
Focus on solos, accompaniment and the full sonic potential of the riq

Classes $25 each, or $80 pre-reg for all 4

Classes at Studio Iqaat in Eagle Rock
3515 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

To register or for questions email: gavrielsdrum at yahoo dot com. Evan will also be available during this time for private lessons in Venice Beach.

Evan is originally from California, and lived in Egypt for most of 1999 and 2000 and much of the class material is based on his studies there. For the last 7 years he has been based in Israel.

Check out his website: