Ed Haggard

Ed Haggard is a percussionist, drumming teacher, and a drum circle facilitator who loves to play! Ed leads a performing percussion ensemble called The Love Drums which has instilled an irresistible urge to dance in many people. They have played and taught at many venues, including Drum & Splash at Four Quarters. Ed has taught over 4500 drum classes and workshops including nine years at University School of Nashville. He has had ongoing beginner and intermediate classes for adults in Nashville for years as well. Ed completed a playshop training with Arthur Hull, and he's had classes with great djembefolas such as Mamady Keita, Famadou Konate, Bolokada Conde, Koungbanan Conde, Ally Scylla, Madou Dembele and Mamady Sano.


Learn hand technique to produce good sounds without a lot of pain. Learn some universal grooves and some traditional rhythm patterns. Experience multi-part rhythms that'll make 'em dance. Learn how to add to the drum circle magic.

Djembes and Dunduns for Everyone!

Co-presented with Simba.

Come experience the West African style of amazing triple dundun rhythms & bells with djembe accompaniment and blazing soloing. Learn simple parts that go together for dance-your-ass-off results! Simba and Edji are seasoned performers and teachers with a huge love for it. Bring your drums and get off on it! Dancers welcome to help juice it up.


Dunduns are the stick drums that provide the base groove in West African traditional rhythms. Learn some basic universal dundun grooves and some traditional rhythms. Yes, you can play a dundun and a bell at the same time! There will be a couple extra dunduns but it's OK to bring a djembe, or just some sticks to whack whatever, and you can still learn these rhythm patterns. Learn how dunduns really make a groove cook!

















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