Hickory, NC – Rick Cline will host his yearly Steel Drum and African Drumming workshops again this year at the S.A.L.T. Block in the Western Piedmont Rehearsal Hall.

The steel drum workshop is June 20-24 from 6-7:30pm each night. Cline will expose the class to Caribbean music and history of the steel drums as well as learning how to play this exotic instrument for ages 12 to adult. The cost for the steel drum camp is $80 and the only requirement is some ability to read music. 

The African Drumming camp is June 20-24 from 7:30- 8:30pm and is also located in the symphony hall. The cost is $80. This class will teach basic hand drumming techniques, basic African history and traditions, as well as improvisation for ages 8 to adult. No instruments are required for either workshop.

A public performance will conclude the workshop on Saturday am June 25 the week of the camp at 10am under the Sails in downtown Hickory for the Farmers Market.

This is Cline’s 10th year of workshops. To sign up call 828-320-29591or email rickclinenc@gmail.com.

The workshops are supported by the Piedmont Percussion Program, a community percussion program for kids ages 6-18. For more information visit www.px-3.org.