Welcome to my website! Here you will find information about my upcoming concerts, performances, retreats, workshops, special events and projects.
You’ll also find a variety of ways to study drumming with me. I teach group lessons in the SF Bay Area and private lessons on Skype or in person (drumkit, djembe, dundun and ceremonial drums). I also offer half and full day workshops (i.e. drumming for personal and planetary health, drumming with qigong and drumming with chanting). For more information click here.
You’ll be informed about screenings around the country of the documentary about my life and work, KEEPER OF THE BEAT: A WOMAN’S JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF DRUMMING (kobmovie.com).
For 60 years I have experienced and witnessed the restorative and transformative nature of drumming and music. It would be a pleasure to have you join me in this rhythmic, musical world that has brought so much joy and meaning to my life and has the potential to do the same for yours.
“Barbara Borden is an extraordinary and inspired master drummer. Drumming since childhood, Barbara’s music comes to her like a language from the gods. Barbara is not only a splendid and inspired musician, but she has the innate desire to share her passion for drumming with others. The great joy she gets from her gift of music is infectious and delightful to be around. She is a true inspiration to the people who are lucky enough to be her students. Barbara Borden is a great drummer who uses music to heal the world.”
~ Anna Halprin, Dancer, Teacher, Founder Tamalpa Institute
“Borden is a personable and engagingly open performer. She makes you feel that the world is her drum…”
~ Robert Hurwitt, SF Examiner