Newport News, VA
" Hand Drumming for those who think they can't."
Services: Bongos, Congas, Djembe, Drums, Hand Percussion
- $4430 min
- 0Classes Taught
Arthur has been hosting Drum Circles in Richmond VA, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. He is professionally Trained in the art of Drum Circle Facilitation.
His goal is to teach has many students as possible the art of Hand Drumming for relaxation, fun, musicality and spiritual awakening. Each person has rhythm inside of them. I help you find your inner rhythms to play with everyone. My specialty is helping you build confidence to play for yourself and with everyone in a Drum Circle.
Clarice M. November 4, 2011
"Arthur is very persistent on teaching the right way to hit the drum and one can feel confident that he will not allow you to make a mistake. He has the right approach and I have been able to develop a playing technique much faster than the last time I had drumming lessons (not from him, of course)."
James J. November 7, 2011
"Art Lopez is such a wonderful hand drum instructor; I only wish I had started with him in the very beginning. I say that because it is now harder to unlearn the incorrect way that I was playing all these years, before he showed me how to play correctly. I can now get all the different sounds out of my drum and sound really good. Also my hands don’t hurt like they use to. He approaches each lesson with enthusiasm and humor. It makes learning a lot easier. I have had some other instructors and Art Lopez is by far the best. I don’t usually write reviews for anyone but I was inspired to do so in this case."
colleen W. November 7, 2011
"I just wanted to take a second and tell you again how much I loved the lesson yesterday!!!!! Thanks so much…..it was great fun and I learned a TON already…..you are a fun instructor with a lot of knowledge and your love for the drum is apparent."
Doc R. November 22, 2011
"VERY REFRESHING! I thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson with Art Lopez! I feel more confident than ever! I look forward to the day that I participate in a drum circle for the first time!"
James J. April 3, 2012
"I hired Mr. Lopez from DrumYourDream.com for my sons School Health Festival and for his Birthday party. Both were so much fun, I couldn’t believe how much the participants enjoyed it. At the school, Mr. Lopez gave a little educational talk about the drums and their origins. The kids seem fascinated with the talk but you could tell they loved the drumming once it got started. I was amazing to see them all drumming, considering they had never drummed before. He showed them a few simple beats and then they just seem to play on their own. So, I never forgot the session he did at the school and I thought he would be great for my son’s Birthday Party. He was able to get all the guest to drum, even the ones that said no in the beginning. They all started to join in on the fun drum circle he was creating. It was great to see the parents and the kids drumming together. I asked my son what he thought about it and he said it was so much fun that he hopes I will get him again for his next birthday party. "