6824 Got Groove? Drumming in the Music Classroom

This intensive course will give you a working knowledge of the basics of drum circle facilitation and global percussion techniques, including taiko and various hand drums. Basic curriculum to teach at least two drum songs in the djembe and wadaiko styles will also be covered.

Instructor: John Yost


John Yost, CPRP, is a master facilitator, rhythmatist and educator.
John has performed and recorded internationally. He has studied in Africa, Japan, and in the USA with master drummers and facilitators. John is degreed in Percussion from Northeastern University in Illinois (1992) and obtained certification from Northwestern University in Leadership (2013).  John has facilitated drum circles for conferences, corporations, schools, community groups and at major events worldwide. He is a leader and performer in both Primitive- world music group and Kaiju Daiko and has consulted as an entertainment coordinator on world class events. He teaches ongoing West African drum classes, Japanese Taiko classes and facilitates a monthly community drum circle. John is also the author of the best selling instructional video series entitled "John Yost teaches". John is a member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild, is on the board of the interactive drumming commitee for the Percussive Arts Society and is a Remo and Boomwhacker endorsed facilitator. John is also a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional by the National Recreation and Parks Association.


Course Information

6824 Got Groove? Drumming in the Music Classroom

3 graduate credits
Location: VCM Room 130

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Tuition: $900 (includes $75 resource fee)
A $75 deposit is required at time of registration. Tuition balance is due in full by the first day of class.

June 9-13
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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