Dun Dun and Djembe Instruction by Guest Instructor Lisa Beck

Lisa Beck

Dun Dun and Djembe instruction by Guest instructor Lisa Beck from California. Check out “Djun Djun Mama’s” on youtube to see one way the Dun’s are used by Lisa.  (Lisa is actually from Minnesota but has lived in California since the 90’s.)

Click here to read more about Lisa and watch her videos

Testimonials from Lisa's workshops:

“Lisa, thank you for sharing your spirit with us. We loved drumming, singing and dancing with you and the Dun Dun Mamas!” ~ Susan Mcdonell (Drum Workshop Participant)

“It was 2 blissful hours of drum, dance, song & LOVE. Can’t wait to do it again.” ~ Anne Denman (Drum Workshop Participant)

Day: Saturday, August 27th

Location for Both Sessions:

Macalester Plymouth United Church
1658 Lincoln Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55105
Phone: 651-698-8871

Please note that this is a co-ed class.

First Session: Women’s West African Djembe JOY with Lisa Beck

All levels are welcome to join in this fun and playful workshop, where we will explore rhythms from Guinea and Mali. We will play some of Lisa’s favorite essential rhythms, and you will learn fun and flirtatious calls and solo patterns. Both village-style and ballet-style dun dun playing will be covered, and we end in a joy-filled rhythm circle where dance steps will also be taught (for those interested).

  • Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Beginners to Advanced drummers welcomed. 


Second Session: Dun Dun Mamas with Lisa Beck

Inspired by djembe, sabar, taiko, samba and more, this workshop explores the many fun ways to play and dance with the dun dun drums. You will learn an original composition, inspired by Lisa's recent travels to India, where she immersed herself in Classical dance and music. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes to move in and be prepared to sweat and smile!

  • Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
  • Beginners to Advanced drummers welcomed. 



  • $35 for one session
  • $60 if you register for both session

Max. enrollment in each session is 25 participants.

Please register below or if you want to pay at the class, please let us know you are coming by emailing us at info@womensdrumcenter.net

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 Lisa Beck
“I believe that the universe supports you in becoming your biggest and boldest self."

Lisa Beck is a drummer, dancer and singer who lives in Santa Barbara, CA and is thrilled to be sharing rhythms with the amazing community at the Women’s Drum Center in her home state of MN.

Lisa Beck is a dance, drum and vocal teacher, speaker, writer and spiritual seeker whose greatest passion is to connect women (of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes) to their feminine power and grace. She has studied drum and dance with some of the most incredible master teachers from Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Congo, India, Brasil, Cuba and more for nearly 15 years. She leads lively African Drumming and Bollywood dance classes for women, and hosts retreats in Southern California and beyond.

Lisa is also a devoted Odissi Classical Dance student of Shakti School of Dance in Pushkar, India, and studies Vinyasa Krama Yoga as well. Lisa believes music and dance are two of the most powerful forms of healing and release for the body, mind and spirit. She is thrilled to be back at the WDC for the third year in a row. 

Connect to her thriving online community at LisaBeckLiving.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/LisaBeckLiving, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest all at “@LisaBeckLiving”


Contact Us

(651) 206-7617

Women's Drum Center
2242 University Ave West
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114, USA


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