Understanding Rhythm with Michael Markus

2017 Winter Schedule

Mondays Nights 6:00-8:00 pm.
November 6, 13, 20, and 27
December 4, 11, and 18

Class Cost: $20 per class session
All Sessions: $120 for 7 sessions (save $20)
Djembe Rental: $5 per class


Come learn how to subdivide time, feel the pulse, and play the different sounds on the djembe. We will learn some simple traditional rhythms from West Africa, and focus mostly on how to keep time, feel the beat, and thoroughly understand its nuances.

Looking forward to getting to work and beating those drums!


Please Note: Class space is limited. Once we are at maximum capacity (12 students Max.), additional arriving students will not be able to enter and have to come back the following week. And, due to the nature of the space there is no late entry after 6:15! Please arrive at 6 pm. - class starts and door closes at 6:15.


Spaceworks Long Island City
33-02 Skillman Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

There is a 33-02 Skillman Ave. in Brooklyn - classes are in Long Island City. Make sure you have the correct zipcode of 11101.

Subway Directions:

7 train to 33 St- Rawson St.
E, M, or R trains to Queens Plaza.

Michael Markus

As a musician, artistic director and educator, Michael Markus has spent over twenty years performing, teaching and studying West African, Afro-Cuban, and American styles of drumming. Along with a BFA in percussion, he has mentored with accomplished master indigenous artists and travels often to Guinea to learn more.

Michael is a visionary and charismatic teacher of drum and dance workshops throughout the United States and Canada. Michael has co-produced and released a CD of his previous group, Magbana, as well as a series of 11 educational percussion CDs, plus a DVD of master drummers from Guinea.

Learn more about Michael->