drumming is in your hands….but it starts with your heart!

Lancaster and Reading Areas….

All-level and Beginner West African Drumming with Tammi–Winter 2017 Schedule!

New 2017 Sessions start in Reading and Lancaster!

These all-level drumming classes will start where you are at—at the basics and       beyond— of the West African Djembe and Dununs.  Tammi will lead you through some of the ancient traditional rhythms and inspire you to express the rhythms in your own soul. This class includes instructions in djembe and dununs, and Tammi encourages people to try both to gain a better understanding of the music. Also, these classes feed into a performance group, so who knows, you might be on stage some day soon!

Spring Session I : Sessions in Lancaster, PA


Regular 4-class Session Dates 5:30-6:45p:

Session I Summer:

  1. June 6
  2. June 13
  3. June 27
  4. July 18

July 11 SAVE the DATE for Monette Marino!

Session II Summer:

  1. July 25
  2. August 8
  3. August 15
  4. August 29

Lancaster Location:

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

10 Delp Road

Lancaster, PA


$15 per class, $55 for whole session if you register for 4 in the first class


Summer Sessions 2017 —Reading PA Location

Save the dates! Drums are available, but you must RSVP that you are coming! Minimum of 5 so please RSVP

Session Dates for Reading All-Level class:

Summer Session I Dates: 

June 4, 10am-12pm

June 18, 9am-11am

July 16, 9am-11am

August 13, 9am-11am


see above


Pathways to Healing

1817 Bernville Road

Reading PA 19601


$20 per class


Intermediate/All-Level Classes, and djembe BOOT CAMP coming to Harrisburg PA!

Dates will be released soon for June-August!!

YAY! Tammi is coming to Studio Solomon!


To Register for class (please do so that I know you are coming), contact Tammi Hessen (tammihessen@aol.com ) or 717.824.9392or facebook message me


  • By check: Mail payment to Tammi Hessen, PO Box 20, Blue Ball, PA 17506 (also email me or call that you are coming)
  • Online at www.tammihessen.com (click on classes)
  • In person at class


Catch Bumbada Women Drummers out at performance events:

see the “bumbada” link on this page!