Study Percussion with Joey Weisenberg

Drumming is all about unifying people in time. Enter the world of rhythm with Joey and learn to find the heartbeat in any musical or communal setting, with demonstrations for a variety of instruments and contexts.

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This Drumming Course Teaches...

Percussion Techniques

How to keep the beat with a variety of instruments including djembe, tambourine, frame drum, cajon, hands, feet, and table tops.

Basic Rhythms

Explore a range of rhythms from slow to fast, simple to complex, for Jewish contexts and beyond.

Practical Applications

Guidance for choosing the right rhythms, singing while drumming, incorporating silence, subtlety, and variation. 


Percussion Tour

Explore the world of Rising Song drumming and learn to utilize an array of instruments, rhythms, and sounds in the context of communal singing and a variety of other settings. You don’t need a drum to learn these rhythms. Just sit at a table and match the beat!

Never Miss a Beat

Joey’s wisdom and teaching method, gleaned from years of experience as a teacher and performer, helps you utilize an array of percussive instruments, rhythms, and sounds!

Each lesson is presented with multiple camera angles, including close-up views of both playing hands. The clear, accessible demonstrations are augmented with suggestions for best practices and practice routines.

Learn the Rhythms

From basic beats to complex rhythms, you’ll get the building blocks of percussion and learn how to choose the best beat to play along with most songs, including nigunim and Jewish prayers.

Access Everything for $18/Month

Jump into music, prayer, and artistry today! Explore all of the master classes in Jewish song and prayer with Joey Weisenberg, including 18 comprehensive courses (1000+ videos) in the Jewish spiritual soundscape, from communal song (nigun) and prayer-leading (nusach), to musical wisdom (Torah), composition, and playing of instruments, as well as virtual events for members and an extensive archive of live performance videos.

 “I've always loved hearing Joey’s drumming at communal singing gatherings and during concerts, but never knew how he created those sounds. I'm so grateful that he’s sharing the secrets of rhythm!” 

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are four major chapters of videos within this Drumming series:

  1. Rising Song Percussion Tour
  2. Basic Rhythms
  3. Choosing and Changing Rhythms
  4. Table-Top Rhythms for Jewish Singing

Depending on what you’re hoping to learn, the first and the last of these are great places to begin. In the percussion tour, you’ll get an overview of Joey’s drum arsenal and learn how to get a variety of sounds out of them. In the chapter on table-top drumming, you can ditch the instruments and learn how to use your hands and any surface to create interesting rhythms.

Outside of the realm of percussion, another wonderful starting point for aspiring musicians is the Guitar Basics course, where you can learn essential chords and concepts of Jewish roots music for guitar, and start to play communal favorites like “Lincoln’s Nigun.” Joey’s patient teaching method, gleaned from years of experience as a teacher, helps you to understand not just where to put your fingers, but how the music is working!

If you’re not ready to delve into guitar playing and would rather start exploring this music with your voice, try the opening chapter of the Art of the Nigun series, where Joey sings and teaches 18 beautiful melodies, explaining the tunes’ origins and uses. This series is a great chance to revisit some of Joey’s most beloved nigunim and to discover older melodies from Hasidic tradition, to get a foundational understanding of how this music works, and to begin to use melody as a spiritual practice on your own and in communal contexts.

Yes! Subscribers to Joey’s master class library get access to an extensive live performance archive with videos from album recording sessions and complete concerts with the Hadar Ensemble. Many of these videos are only available on this site.

In the opening chapter of the Art of the Nigun series, Joey sings 18 beautiful melodies, explaining the tunes’ origins and uses. This series is a great chance to revisit some of Joey’s most beloved nigunim and to discover older melodies from Hasidic tradition.

The Torah of Music is another great video series to explore for music fans. This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn about the musical-spiritual dreamscape of the Jewish tradition through stories and teachings. These videos are for inspiration rather than skill building. 

A subscription of $18 per month includes access to all courses (1,000+ videos) in the master class library, as well as periodic Zoom gatherings, recordings of all past webinars, an archive of live performance videos, and a community message board.

No long-term commitment is required. You can cancel your subscription at any time.

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