Learn More About Lessons & Workshops from Adam

For three decades, Adam has studied over 30 world instruments and their cultures. He shares his talents and knowledge of the instruments he has studied by providing lessons & workshops, leading master classes, and tutoring students throughout Indiana, as well as the throughout the US and internationally.

Adam teaches lessons and workshops for the following styles and instruments:

Doumbek, Dohola, Tar, Zils, Mahzar, Riq

Congas, Bongos, Clave, Cowbell, Shekere, Agogo Bells

Native American Style Flute, Ancient Pueblo Style Flute (formerly knows as Anasazi Style)

Bodhran, Bones

Steel Pan

Didgeridoo (Yidaki)

Djembe, Dununs, Ashiko, Gankogui Bells

Pandeiro, Surdo, Berimbau

Timpani, Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Snare, Bass Drum

Schedule a Lesson with Adam Riviere

30 Minutes: $35

60 Minutes: $60

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Middle Eastern Percussion & Music

Date & Time: 7-8pm, September 13th, 20th, 27th, & October 4th 
Location:  For in person students, Playground Productions Studio, 5529 Bonna Ave Ste 10, Indianapolis IN 46226.
Live Zoom link for online students.
Cost: $20 per class 

Skill Level: Beginner & Up, All ages welcomed
Class Limit: 20 max in person, and 20 max online

Class Description:
Welcome to a 4 week series of learning Middle Eastern percussion with Adam Riviere! Learn to pick up any of the various Middle Eastern Percussion instruments to play in a drum ensemble, accompany a band, support a drum soloist, and play for dancers!

September 13th, Week 1: Introduction to Darbuka (basic tones, rhythms, improv, accompanying a dancer)
September 20th, Week 2: Introduction to Riq (playing styles, basic tones, rhythms, improv)
September 27th, Week 3: Introduction to various Frame Drums: Daff, Bendir, Mazhar (playing techniques, basic tones, rhythms)
October 4th, Week 4: Playing the various percussion instruments to popular Arabic music

Instrument Requirements:
There will be some drums available for use and purchase. If you do not own a Riq a Tambourine can be used. For Frame Drums, a pizza box can be used.
For any questions or discussions, please post on the Facebook event page.

Sign Up for IN PERSON Classes

Please only sign up for in person classes if you plan to be present for all classes as there is a class limit and we want to make sure everyone who wants to attend in person has the opportunity. It is okay if you are unable to attend one class as you will be able to refer to the recorded class.

Sign Up for ONLINE Classes

Please sign up for online classes only if you do not plan to be present for the in person classes, as there is also a class limit.

The live Zoom link will be emailed to you in your confirmation email from Acuity, please save this email so you have the link.

*Recorded classes will be provided to all students via a YouTube link so be sure to use a valid email when you enroll in classes.

Get in Touch with Adam

If you are interested in booking Adam for a service, get in touch with him today.

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