Private and Semi-Private Classes


Private and Semi-Private Lessons

I appreciate Robert’s enthusiasm, inspiration and confidence. Being a teacher myself, I have a deep respect for his talent and warmth. I look forward to much learning with such great support!
-Rasan Gray

Rhythm is a natural life-force that we all share.

Tapping into this universal force feels good! Start with congas, djembe, bells, shakers, or the Total Rhythm Standing Drum and feel the flow of rhythm in your body. (Or, if you prefer, bring your own percussion instrument.)

Robert’s classes emphasize FUN and delve into the SPIRIT of RHYTHM. No prior experience necessary. All percussion instruments provided. If you want to share lessons, Robert can pair you with an appropriate student. E-mail to get started.


Total Rhythm Studio
1705 Webster St.
Alameda, CA 94501
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or Robert can travel (with drums) to your location.


Classes scheduled anytime, depending on availability. Please e-mail with three proposed class dates and times.


  • Private lesson $70/hour, $100/1.5 hours
  • Two Persons: $100/hour, $150/1.5 hours
  • Three persons: Please call for pricing