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"I've never played an instrument or been part of a musical group, but I've been inspired by the energy and unity of African Drumming."

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                     Experience The Joy Of Drumming!  

Susan Natale offers classes to children and adults in the Clemson area.  You don't need musical experience to play.  The classes are inviting, fulfilling, and fun!  Not only will you learn traditional West African rhythms, but you may experience the added benefits of drumming including:


  • reduced stress

  • deep relaxation

  • increased energy and productivity

  • improved focus and concentration

  • social connections




                      What's in a name?


SEWA (pronounced say wuh) means JOY in the Malinke language of West Africa. The mission of SEWA Drum School is to create community, joy, and celebration through the djembe and the music of West Africa. Learn more about West African Drumming and SEWA Drum School on the About page.

               Classes and More

  • Adult Classes*

  • Kids Drum Classes (K and up)**

  • Kids Rhythm Classes (Pre-K)

  • School Residencies

  • Private Lessons

  • Drumming for Yoga

  • Workshops

  • Performances

  • Presentations

  • Drum tuning

* Drums available to use, rent, or purchase

**Kids drums provided

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Keeping the beat
Keeping the beat

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Performance at Mauldin Montessori
Performance at Mauldin Montessori

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Owen's solo moment
Owen's solo moment

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Keeping the beat
Keeping the beat

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               Happenings At SEWA

Upcoming Classes

All Levels Drumming (Adults) NOW ON TUESDAYS

No Experience Needed

New 4 wk. Series begins on Tuesday, February 5th

Dates: Tuesdays, Feb. 5th -26th 

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $40

New Location: Clemson Montessori School Preschool Classroom (brick  building @ 207 Pendleton Rd)

For more info., visit the Adult Classes page


To register go to the contact page or email me at sewadrumschool@gmail.com. Let me know if you need a drum.


Clemson Elementary After School Program: Mondays 

New Classes begin: TBA

After School Rhythm and Introductory Drumming: Kindergarten (2:45 - 3:30)


After School Drumming for Kids:  1st - 5th grades (3:30 - 4:15)


For more info., visit the Kids Classes page


To register for either class contact Donyea Brown @ 864-397-1517/1579 or DonyeaBrown@pickens.k12.sc.us

Additional After School Classes Available Upon Request 

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