April 14, 2024
2503 Lititz Pk Lancaster, PA 17601
Time: 2:00-3:30PM
Venue: Drums Etc
Zipcode: 17601
State: PA

About the event

Masterclass | The Djembe w/Ed Haggard

Join us for an unforgettable Masterclass at Drums Etc! Every month, we are hosting a different expert to share their expertise during hands-on educational workshops! This is one of many new ventures for Drums Etc in 2024. Each masterclass will be an intimate, ticketed event where you can ask questions, participate in demos, and get specialized advice and guidance!

Ed Haggard leads this incredible Masterclass on The Djembe. He will discuss playing technique, in addition to, the West African style of collaborative drumming. This event will be hands on! If you have a djembe, please bring it along. If you do not have a drum, Drums Etc can provide you with one!

Words From Ed: “The djembe is a very old instrument out of Africa that has a big popularity around the world. Come experience djembes from different countries, some of their history, the different sounds they make, some common accompaniment patterns, how West African style drum groups led by the djembe operate, how djembes are tuned and we’ll jam out with some fun grooves. Bring your drum. We also have some to lend.”

In Nashville, Ed taught thousands of drum classes, facilitated many drum circles and performed lots of gigs with The Love Drums. Ed took Arthur Hull’s drum circle facilitator training and has had drum classes with over two dozen teachers including world class drummers like Mamady Keita, Bolokada Conde, Famadou Konate, Koungbanan Conde, Aly Scylla, Weedie Braimah and a dozen more teachers. Ed taught in many schools, teen recovery centers, boys’ homes, senior centers, churches and corporate settings. He also reskins and builds djembes and dunduns. His son, Edison, has been along on that ride. They love working and playing together.

Recent Lancaster work:
* Ed facilitated 2 drum circles at Drums, Etc. and is scheduled for two master class events in 2024
* Ed facilitated the wildly popular drum circle at the PA Drum Show held at Rock Lititz in November of 2023.
* Ed volunteered for a Music For Everyone samba parade at Music Friday with Matt Woodson, as well as at an MFE summer camp with his “BoomWhackers” (tuned percussion tubes.)
* Ed will be leading a drum circle at Lititz Public Library in 2024
* Ed and Edison performed at  the Oak Leaf Manor South Nursing Home in January 2024.
* Ed is also giving private lessons to students and will be teaching group lessons at The Love Drums Studio.

Other performance and teaching history:
* Ed taught drumming for 12 years at University School of Nashville and 6 years at Casa Dei Montesorri.
* Ed did drumming residencies and workshops at Harpeth Hall School, Linden Corner School, Ensworth Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy, Franklin Road Academy, Abintra Montesorri, Cumberland Heights Recovery Center and others.


Tickets ($15) Available Now at Drums Etc, DrumsEtc.com, and day of at the event!