MEDANZ Musicians Teachers’ Network

Music & Drumming Teachers

Thames (Coromandel), Wellington, Nelson & Dunedin



IrisIris Gerber
with The Arrythmias 

07 869 0191 , 027 329 2288

The Classes:

Philosophy: Applying and practicing different playing techniques. Working through and filling Middle Eastern rhythms. Improving to play whole Drum Solos. Explaining connections between Middle Eastern music and dance. Having fun exploring different layers in the music and enjoying group dynamics. Other Middle Eastern hand drums are also included.

Instruments Offered: Darbuka

Availability: Weekend evening class: Buddhaloka Room, Pollen St. above Post Office, Thames. Private classes. Workshops.

The Teacher:

First got introduced to ME drumming in Germany 1986 by Bruno Assenmacher covering about 15 of the most common ME rhythms. Later started again in 2005 and since then learned from Yeow, Matt Stonehouse and HandsOn. Being a dancer by trade knowledge of rhythms is in existence. Sessions are done together with Andrea who advises on playing frame drums.

Started MEM: 1986 Started Teaching: 1986 Joined MEDANZ: 1998

Training for Teaching: NZ Adult Tutor Training course (2008). Several Adult Tutor Training Courses in Germany.

Maintenance of Dance Training: 2012, 2011, 2010  (Details available on request)

                  Updated: 27/06/2018


Gretchen Howard

03 548 8707