Drumming with Pashyo

Drumming brings magic into your life. Studying ancient rhythms from Africa and Brazil you enter a new and exciting world. Playing on African Djembe drums or Congas you develop many new skills. You learn to keep a steady beat, listen to other players, improvise and play solo phrases.

* Individual Hand Drumming Lessons * Group Lessons * Drum circles for your party * Music lessons for children * Music and Dance programs for schools


Magical Drums Book and Videos

After teaching African drumming classes for many years I decided to write it all down for my students. Now 20 years later this original manual has grown into an instructional drumming book with accompanying videos to show you how to play those fantastic African rhythms.

- 100 Rhythm patterns for djembes, djundjuns and congas
- Video clips for all rhythms
- Learn about African drums, good sounds, good timing!
Learn more about Book and Video


Magical Drums at Motherland Music

Ready to drum? Come to Motherland Music Sundays, 2.30 pm and play African rhythms on djembe and bass drums. Learn new rhythms, how to improvise and sync with others. No prior skills needed. Bring a friend and enjoy playing together.
Drumming in groups is fun! Groups have power, they give you a tribal experience and you are supported by the common beat. You learn rhythms from Ghana, Senegal and Guinea and enter a world beyond words.
Sundays, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, Motherland Music, 601 W Eucalyptus Ave., Inglewood, CA


Please contact us to book private drum circles, shows, music or dance classes.
Prices range from $75 for classes, $150 - $250 for drum circles, $200 and up for shows

What people say

"Pashyo is without a doubt the best drum and dance teacher there is. She is kind and loving, but means business and gets the best out of her students! You will LOVE her classes." Deb Haugen

"I've been drumming with Pashyo for 10 years. It all started with her Magical Drums course at the South Bay Adult School in Redondo Beach. One of the best things I did and continue to do in my adult life!" Dr. Ed Connaughton

"Indeed 'Magical Drums'! I think it has been over 20 years that I had last been seen dancing - due to multiple hip replacements. Suddenly I found the drums carrying me, seducing just happened and I started dancing - much to my own surprise! Thank you for making this little miracle happen!" Annemarie Rawlinson

"It was a great show always." Aram Kharabati

"Pashyo and Sel are great performers who understand how to get the children involved. When Pashyo first started beating on the drums all of the students went silent. I have never seen my students so in awe! The best part was when the children were invited to stand up and dance along to the music. They were able to pick up on the children's enthusiasm and energy, which accelerated the entertainment and rhythm in everyone's hearts." A.C., Montessori School

"I have been practicing drumming with Pashyo for over a year now and am loving it! Pashyo understands the fears a beginner faces and with patience gracefully leads you to overcome these and become a confident drummer. I drum with her weekly and I look forward to every evening we get together. The classes are fun, experiential and there is a free spirit energy which makes you feel comfortable to express who you are. Thank you for your knowledge, patience and compassion!" Lucia Cordeiro Drever