We are the top-rated venue for Garifuna Drumming lessons in Belize! Garifuna drum lessons can be booked for couples or small to medium size groups. Each participant gets their own drum to play on. Your instructor Ray will make sure that everybody is having fun!
Garifuna drumming lessons begin with your instructor giving a brief background to Garifuna culture and music, including giving you a quick look at the structure of your drum. You’ll then learn how to hold and strike your large bass “Segunda” drum. He will show you a basic rhythm, then he will play alongside you on the smaller Primero drum. He will also sing a traditional Garifuna song while you play. If you are lucky you will also have another Warasa instructor playing maracas and singing along! You will learn many rhythms, including Paranda, Punta, Chumba and more. Lessons are adapted to guests’ ability and are suitable for ages 5 – 105 and for complete beginners to experienced percussionists.
Price per hour per person:
2-3 people: $35USD/$70BZD per person
4-7 people: $25USD/$50Bz per person
8-11 people: $22.50USD/$45Bz per person
12-14 people: $20USD/$40BZD per person
15-20 people: $17..50USD/$35BZD per person
We have been teaching drumming lessons to guests from across the world for over 10 years now, and have even taught lessons in LA in the USA and in Brighton and Edinburgh in the UK! We can teach in English and Spanish.