Rami El-Aasser of Alsarah & the Nubatones will instruct a Mideastern Hand Drumming class on Thursdays, Aug. 5 to 26, at Miner Combat, 85 Union St.

The open level hand-drumming class will focus on basic hits, technique, rhythms, and group play. Drums are available for use in class; email Ramitabla@gmail.com to reserve.

Instruction will generally be on the darbuka. Frame drums and riq are also welcome.

Attendance at all four classes is encouraged but individual class rates are also available. Register at ramitabla.com.

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or jmaschino@berkshireeagle.com.

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.