Learn to Groove! with Robert Jospe

Learn To Groove!
Hand Drumming course with Robert Jospe 
Four week course on Sunday’s from 3:00-4:30 PM. 
Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17


Learn to play Calypso, Cha Cha Cha, Rock, Swing and polyrhythms from West Africa in a hand drumming course designed for all. No prior drumming experience is necessary or required. The course will include hand drumming technique, and fundamental patterns associated with dance rhythms from the United States, the Caribbean, Brazil and West Africa. The history, geography and artists associated with the rhythms presented in the course will be discussed as well as listening to and playing along with selected songs. Each class starts with a short practice of mindfulness using the body scan to relax and focus in on the present moment.

Drums will be available for use during the sessions.

This is a condensed version of my 13 week Learn To Groove course that I have been teaching at UVa for over ten years.


  • 614 Forest St.
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903

Chic, light-filled yoga studio with clean, inviting décor has two rentable spaces: one large, high-ceilinged room that accommodates up to 30 (on yoga mats) and a second smaller space with a bay door that opens onto an outdoor courtyard with deck and water feature. Capacity varies, according to use, but rental of the entire space (both studios and... more