Asheville Rhythm presents
Frame Drum Retreat with River Guerguerian
Friday, Saturday, Sunday December 4-6, 2015

Asheville Rhythm presents a weekend devoted to the exploration of the frame drum. If you play the frame drum and wish to step up to your next level of expertise, join us for this weekend of study mixed with a big dose of collaboration, community and fun. This workshop is open to frame drum players who are at least intermediate level.

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Asheville Percussion Festival

Thanks to all of you who attended the Asheville Percussion Festival 2015It was a huge success! The Odyssey Community School was buzzing with excitement and creative energy all week. From the art show reception through the Intensive Study Program and on to the weekend workshops, it was a hive of wonderful musical energy.  We were also so excited that we SOLD OUT the Masters Concert on Saturday night at the Diana Wortham Theatre. 

Thank you to all the talented teaching artists who brought their world class expertise to Asheville. 
Thank you also to all our fabulous and dedicated volunteers for their contribution; we could not have done it without you. 
Thank you to our many wonderful vendors and our generous sponsors who helped to make it all happen. Our rhythm community grows and embraces all of you. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here are some nice memories of the week’s events.

save the date:

Asheville Percussion Festival 2016, June 13-19
We hope to see you there!





Asheville Festival News:

World Percussion Classes with River Guerguerian

Become actively engaged in a life of rhythm at whatever level you seek: physical, healthful, soulful. River's classes inspire beginners to explore new possibilities, advanced students to aspire to deepening their skills and all participants to resonate in the supportive community that grows from making music together.

When: Every Thursday
Beginner Class 4:30 - 5:30pm
Level 1 - 6:00 - 7:00pm
Level 2 - 7:30 - 8:45pm
Where: Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville NC 28801 - Studio is downstairs.
Teaching approach:
Price: $12 per class. 2 classes on the same day for $20
Details: Bring your doumbek, frame drums, djembe, congas, cajon, etc. There will be extra drums available.
Beginner's Class - For those who have never really played a drum before, or it's been a long time. We will focus on how to play proper tones, and how to understand rhythm in the body and the mind.
Level 1 - For those who have been playing for about a year or more, and who understand how to play the proper tones on their drums (bass, edge, muted), and understand concepts about rhythm.
Level 2 - For those who have been playing at least three years, can maintain a rhythm while others play a counter rhythm, and are comfortable playing in odd time rhythms.


The Asheville Percussion Festival was a great success for the teaching staff, the participants and the community. It was everything that a festival should be in part because the heart of the community was behind it in every way! Thank you!
— Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon)