Private Lessons

Barbara Borden

Barbara Borden

Drumkit, Djembe & Djun Djun (West African drums), Ceremonial Drums

Barbara offers individual private lessons – in person or Skype – tailored to meet the specific needs of each student. For a brief telephone or Skype interview with Barbara at no charge, please fill out the Registration Form. The purpose of this interview is to assess how to help you achieve your drumming and musical goals.

Lessons are a minimum of 60-minutes in length. Additional time can be added in 30-minute increments. Students will need to have the necessary drumming equipment and a recording device.

Lessons Online are a unique opportunity to study with Barbara Borden from anywhere in the world. Lessons are taught on Skype in real time. Online students will need a computer with webcam, microphone and speakers and the proper high-speed internet streaming capabilities.

Lessons In Person are available at Barbara’s studio in Marin County, CA, by appointment.

“Our daughter began drumming with Barbara at age 7. In two plus years she has grown from a sheer beginner into a drummer who comfortably and confidently plays the vast variety of rhythms that Barbara teaches her. AND, she has become a prolific composer of her own rhythms, a vital participant in adult drum circles and a teacher in her own right. Our daughter relishes her time with Barbara who has helped her grow musically and spiritually while gaining poise and self-confidence. Drumming and the passion it has unleashed is now a part of our family’s life!”
~ Carolyn Preis

“Taking private drum lessons with Barbara is a wonderful journey of self-discovery and expression. Her inspiration and support are unfailing.”
~ Cissy Brooke