Hand Drumming Education In Santa Cruz, CA

Lessons, Classes, Playshops &
Community Drumming Events
All Ages & All Levels Of Experience
In a wide range of musical styles from around the world
Congas • Bongos • Timbales • Djembe • Cajon • Doumbek/Darabouka 
Frame Drums • Udu • Shekere & Other Shakers • Tambourines
Afuce/Cabasa • Clavés, Bells, Blocks & More!

Jim Greiner is an internationally acclaimed, multiple award-winning percussionist, educator and community drumming leader who lives in Soquel, California.  Jim performs and teaches locally and throughout the U.S. Jim also conducts interactive rhythm programs for corporate team building, conference and meeting ice breaking, community groups and events, schools, and private celebrations locally and worldwide through his company, Hands-On! Drumming®.

Jim is also an endorser/clinician for a number of the world’s leading music instrument manufacturers, including Latin Percussion Instruments (LP), Sabian Cymbals, ProMark Drumsticks, Gibraltar Drum Hardware, and Audix Microphones, and teaches clinics at music stores, music camps and schools with their support.

Jim’s teaching methods are strongly grounded in the universal fundamentals of rhythm, as well as in traditional and contemporary rhythms from many cultures.  He is also renowned for seamlessly integrating real-world Life Skills into his teaching that reinforce Life Rhythms (patterns of attitude and action) that uplift and empower people of all ages and all walks of life.  Some of these Life Skills and Life Rhythms include:

• Relaxing, grounding & energizing ourselves
• Creating a solid Life Groove that reinforces our positive Intentions
• Progressing by creating, and celebrating, regular successes
• Letting go of the fear of making mistakes
• Stimulating creativity, a playful spirit, and a “can-do” attitude
• Communicating & collaborating effortlessly with other people
​• Reinforcing the Blessings of Life by regularly celebrating them!

 Thank you for your interest in my Santa Cruz, Monterey & SF Bay Area
hand drumming & hand percussion teaching. 
Please contact me to receive my bi-monthly Rhythm Power® eNewsletter, with FREE lessons and videos, and announcements of my local public events.  Come join our local rhythm community, and participate in the worldwide, age-old tradition of ​playing percussion instruments to uplift and empower ourselves, and the people who hear and feel our rhythms!

​All the best,


“Jim Greiner invokes the primal power of rhythm to release the participants’ stress, to exercize their minds and bodies, and to bind them together into community.” ​– PBS Special, Healing Quest

“Jim Greiner is a master percussion educator, and a pioneer in using drumming to motivate people in corporate and community groups.”  – The Percussive Arts Society


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