Private/Small Group Drum Lessons with Wolf
$50.00/hour at our location
$60.00/hour plus travel, we travel to you!
Private instruction is the best way to achieve properly articulated hand technique, and allows you to select the precise rhythms you wish to pursue! Whether you are a beginner wanting to advance more rapidly, or an advanced player desiring to comprehend and express traditional solo phraseology, we can assist you in attaining your goals.
We offer private instruction in world percussion from Beginning to Advanced levels. Our expertise includes West and Central African rhythms, Middle Eastern including Sufi Trance rhythms, Samba, and Rhythms of New Orleans. We can teach you proper hand technique and traditional cadences for Djembe, Dunun, Riqq, Tar, Muzhar, or Daf (Frame Drum), Doumbec (Arabic Tabla), Tupan (Middle Eastern Bass Drum), Ngoma, and many other associated percussion instruments.
These are 1-hour lessons and must be scheduled directly with Wolf Murphy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Wolf at 407-810-0525 to book your lesson!
Martin “Wolf” Murphy, M.A. (English), RYT has been instructing, facilitating drum circles, and storytelling with the drum for decades. He has incorporated a wide diversity of tribal instruments (as well as found and created ones) into his performances and recordings. He has completed the Remo Health Rhythms Facilitator training; is a Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention Authorized Therapy Provider; and has performed, practiced Sound Healing modalities, and recorded from coast to coast.
He has recently published The Encyclopedia of World Rhythms, Vol. 1 (2013); and is working on The Encyclopedia of World Rhythms, Vol. 2 for release in 2017. He is a founding member of numerous percussion ensembles including Orlando’s Umoja; SHREDD!, and his current project, Flammable Babylon. He has played with Red Shift Mantra; Mizna; Gypsy Caravan and the G.C. Remix Band, The Manteis Project, Chicago Aissawa; Tam Tam Congo, Tam Tam Africa, the Legendary JCs, Liberation 44, and more.
Most recently he completed Shine On Yoga’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and has done numerous workshops incorporating drumming for brainwave entrainment with yogic practice, as well as continuing ongoing vibrational energy cleansings and treatments using instrumentation including rattles, singing bowls, bells, and gongs.
He has studied with master drummers from West Africa, the Congo, the Middle East and more. He has trained on ngoma, djembe, and dunun, as well as Arabic/North African tabla, riqq, and frame drums. He produced, directed, and performed in the award-winning “The Extraordinary Fila” for the 2005–06 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festivals.
As a P.U.R.E. (Public Urban Ritual Experiment) Drum Facilitator he helped found both the Orlando, FL and Portland, OR chapters. He also founded a “Drums Not Drugs” program in Orlando, FL to present drumming as a community and self-esteem building exercise for at-risk and challenged youth at counseling centers and in various schools.
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