Course Curriculum

Course Instructor

Alexandra Connett

Alex is a drum instructor based in Saint Paul, MN. She started playing the drums over 18 years ago and has developed an interest in world percussion. She plays many different types of drums and her current practice integrates the rhythms of the drum with mindfulness and gratitude around nature. Alex has been a member of several percussion groups and performance ensembles in Georgia, Texas, and Minnesota. She is the Director of the DrumHeart Festival Ensemble, an all-women performance drum group, and teaches drum classes and workshops at the Women’s Drum Center.

Enroll In Course

Take your tongue drum playing to the next level with intermediate rhythms and techniques!


  • What materials will I need to take this course?

    You will need access to the internet and your own tongue/tank drum. You can still take this course without owning a tongue drum, but to get the most out of this course it is helpful to have a tongue drum to practice with.

  • What scale does my tongue drum need to be in?

    Any scale! This course explains the concepts in a way that can be translated to any scale. Even if the design of your tongue drum is different than the one used in this course, most of the lessons can still be adapted to other styles of tongue/tank drums.

  • What level of experience is this course for?

    This course is designed for people in the intermediate stages of learning the tongue drum or for people who have successfully completed the intro level course, "Tongue Drum Basics." Students do not need to know how to read music and a background in drumming is not required.

  • How will this course improve my playing?

    Even though this type of drum can be played intuitively, this course integrates helpful exercises and rhythm warm ups that can help expand anyones skill set. The course focuses on helping players add more dynamic and complex rhythms to their playing.

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    This course can be accessed anytime you log into your account. There is no end date for this course, so you can take each lesson at your own pace and revisit exercises when needed.