Matthew's Community Drumming was created by Matthew Broad to help foster love, listening, and community through drumming and to create a sense of cooperation with all who participate in the experience.  Matthew has been teaching hand drumming for over 20 years and within a few minutes is able to teach a group of people how to drum and listen to each other regardless of age and prior experience.  The positive cooperative style to every class or workshop allows people to grow and learn at their own speed which enhances a natural healing process within themselves and everyone leaves the group feeling good.

Matthew offers group classes, individual lessons and workshops for all ages. His classes are non-judgmental, co-operative, and relaxed. Learning drumming technique and traditional West African rhythms are fun and easy. Story telling and love are brought into each class so everyone feels accepted and part of the group.

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Up Coming Classes and Community Drum Circles

Bedford, New York

Drumming in the Tipi (20 person limit so sign up now) Drums and fire are supplied

  • Thursday March 21st 7-8:30 pm Spring Equinox Celebration. $20/person. You must pre register/pay by calling the number below. This is a special changing of the seasons ritual, story telling, and drumming in the Tipi at Sun Raven. See the 2017 Winter Solstice Tipi event attached video created by Broad Brothers Productions above on the Home page.

501 Guard Hill Road Bedford NY 10506.  No experience necessary, Drums are supplied. Limited to 20 people. Register by phone at 914-218-3113 (Britney).

Newtown, Connecticut

  • Sunday March 17th 2-3:30 pm. at Sticks and Stones Farm. $20 per person. Reserve your spot by going to > click on events or by calling Bill at 203-915-0718

    No experience necessary, Drums are supplied to 25 people.

Katonah, New York 

  • Thursdays Feb 21st, and 28th 7-8:30 pm.

  • Thursdays March 7th, 14th and 28th 7-8:30 pm.

  • At The Katonah United Methodist Church 55 Edgemont St. Katonah, NY 05346, brought to you by Katonah SPace. Drums are supplied. Donations are gratefully accepted to support Katonah SPace.










Patricia H :  "what a deeply and profound evening of community and connection."

Melissa B : "I look forward to drumming every week. It makes me feel relaxed and happy to learn something new and create something with my hands. I enjoy the company of everyone in the group immensely. Matthew is a terrific teacher and just a wonderful human being. Making music with other people is something that always feels right to me on a visceral level, and this is a lovely group of people to laugh, learn and be with."

Vicki H : "I consistently "attempted" to learn various instruments as a child; with very little success....Music is a strong passion in my life. Matthew, through his caring and generous support as a teacher, drew my confidence level, through his drumming lessons, to achieve that goal."

Barry M : "I enjoy our Thursday night drumming group so much. I enjoy learning the different parts of the polyrhythms and how they play off each other. I enjoy the unity of the group when we're all in sync and doing our parts and keeping a steady rhythm."

Lars F : "I love the Katonah drummers drum class that takes place on Thursday nights. What keeps me coming back is the wonderful learning and teaching by Matthew, and also very importantly, the sense of community and fellowship, joy and laughter that takes place during each class."

Ana SB : "I love being able to participate in something with my daughter. It is a fantastic group of people that I would probably have never met otherwise and it’s always a blast. With everything going on the world today it’s nice to disconnect and be reminded to be grateful for what we do have. I leave feeling positive and look forward to the following weeks gathering. Ana and I both really like the “gratitude drumming” exercise…."

Little Ana SB : "I just love it! Especially when the cowbell is incorporated into the rhythm."



Joining with Janet Schuman, certified yoga instructor. Together we create a healing class and workshop that is a one of a kind experience. The melodic rhythmic sound of the drum during a yoga class makes for a focused present class that feels good for all who attend.