Drumming with Kitchen Utencils
I want to write a very quick article about an adventure I had at Camera Obscura in Santa Monica. I have been to their events before. They are kind of expanding into different areas of art. There events are a mix of paid and free. This event was about using Kitchen Utensils as Drumming equipment. Rather ingenious idea, especially with how expensive actual drum sets are. I have wanted a set of vegan bongos or a Cajon for years. They can cost anywhere from $35 dollars into the hundreds.
This is an image of my play station.
Looks like a kitchen set up. I unfortunately left a bit early so i am not sure what the banana was for. The teacher DaEun Jung was very nice and taught us basic rhythm in a very fun and nonjudgmental fashion. She allowed individual creativity and used repetition as well. We made rhythmic music with in minutes.
I actually just looked her up on line and I think I have seen her perform as a dancer before. I have written many reviews on artists around Los Angeles and her dancing routine reminds me of work I have seen before. Check this website Daeun Jung. I myself have never been trained in drumming, but I have trained in Piano. Piano is actually a percussion instrument like a drum. The music is created by striking something. If you can create rhythms on a piano and follow time with that instrument, drumming may be something you can also do.
If you have a kid, old enough not to break dishes, this kitchen percussion class may be something to consider. Though warning, your kid will then be able to make lots of noise in the kitchen. It would save you money on a drum set.