Join Lynn Turner, of the Northern Michigan Drum Village for a Drum Aerobics class in the barn at Lavender Hill Farm. Participants will be guided to drum and move for a total body-toning and cardio workout in this six-week moderate to intense rhythmic class. The movements can be modified for people of all ages and differing abilities. The stability ball acts as a power drum with the use of lightly-weighted drumsticks. Join Lynn, who contends that if you have a heartbeat, you have rhythm.
Restrictions: Those under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Please Bring: Bring your personal water bottle. Drum equipment will be provided. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
About the Instructor: Lynn Turner is the director of the Northern Michigan Drum Village. Though she has pursued a fairly hefty academic career, the thread of a rhythm connection has persisted throughout her life. Her love of dance began with 12 years of tap dancing, followed by her first drum class on the djembe (an African hand drum). She stayed with the djembe for a number of years then switched to the African djun-djuns (played with sticks). The poly-rhythm of African drums was completely addictive to her. Her musical journey includes performing memberships with The Djembabes (TX), Trio Bossa Nova (TX), and River Rhythms (NC). Lynn was forced to leave drumming when she returned to Michigan. That is until she started her new journey in 2017 to start a drum business. From unstructured drum circles to formal world beat classes, Lynn is developing a drumming community and says it is worth it to see the joy that the drums can bring to so many. Please direct any questions to Lynn Turner. nmidrum.org