About Shai

I am a musician and teacher specializing in many drumming traditions of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and specific regions of West Africa. I have been a student of these traditions and have been studying and performing locally, nationally and internationally for over 20 years. I have been a teacher for most of my professional life and have concentrated in teaching private drum lessons, group classes, workshops, and college courses. I am also a fluent Spanish speaker an have qualifications to teach up to or at the college level.

Drum & Percussion Lessons

 Are you a drummer who is interested in diversifying your skills to include hand drumming and auxiliary percussion? Have you always wanted to play congas, but have never had formal training or lessons? I offer training in the art of traditional and contemporary popular drumming traditions of the Spanish speaking Caribbean and specific regions of West Africa. I offer private and group drum/percussion classes, clinics and workshops around the Twin Cities (St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota) and throughout the Midwest region of the United States. Please inquire within!  With over 20 years of experience in the art form(s) and training from both Western and Non-Western teaching traditions, I aspire to be the ideal instructor to facilitate your learning experience.