I’ve always danced to the beat of a different drummer!
I’ve been hand drumming since college. I studied in Cuba, have played at some amazing venues including Vancouver Folk Festival and I belong to the Toca Percussion Artist Roster.
In 2000, I opened Hands on Rhythm and Drum School in Eugene Oregon because I knew that drum circle enthusiasts wanted to learn how to drum. The school was a beautiful success. Yet even today, for all its popularity and accessibility, hand drumming still remains an intimidating prospect for many. Not because drum circles aren’t welcoming, but because the idea of music-making itself remains off limits for most.
BEGINNING HAND DRUMMING: A GUIDE TO RECREATION AND WELLNESS is a DVD/Booklet set that makes it easy to learn how to hand drum. It’s basically my successful curriculum from the drum school in an accessible format so you can learn on your own. The reviews have been great and I’m proud because The DVD/Booklet set continues to do what I set out for it to do; help those interested in hand drumming to find their voice on a hand drum.
If you’re someone who has been thinking about hand drumming but still hasn’t tried it, this DVD/Booklet set will teach you how. So if you’re as excited about hand drumming as I am and the joyous way it can bring music into your life then buy my easy to follow DVD/Booklet set so you can get started. Shop at your local music retailer or click on any of the tabs below or go to my Marketplace to learn more and buy it from me. Please let me know how it’s working for you. I’d love to hear from you.
Listen to some chapters from the book read by me.
Check out what people are saying
Kalani Das Board certified music therapist and world percussion specialist who has worked with music legends Barry Manilow, Yanni, Kenny Loggins, and Rod Stuart
I really like the way you focus on community music making and the basics of drumming, music, and playing together.
Dave Getz Drummer for Janis Joplin, Big Brother and the Holding Company
Jill's DVD and Booklet is Great! The best! And a must for anyone who is interested in learning how to get started on hand drums. The first lessons are so achievable, so clear, so well presented and understandable and fun too. This is the one DVD to get!
Christine Stevens MSW, MA, MT-BC Founder Upbeat Drum Circles, author, music medicine, healing drum kit
Jill, Wow! You rock. Jill is A talented intuitive facilitator and musician, who has the gift of bringing people into the magic of drumming for healing, self-expression, community building, and JOY!