The Bongo Boy Music School, founded in Indianapolis in 2003, strives to give high-quality music instruction that includes drums and percussion, guitar (electric or acoustic), keyboards, lead vocals, background singing and saxophone.
Some of their classes get extremely specific, such as the rhythm workshops for kindergarten through 12th graders. This particular program uses found instruments along with regular percussion instruments. The Bongo Boy Music School takes their own equipment to Indianapolis schools. They can handle groups of 15 to 5,000 students for their workshops.
You can get a unique kid’s drum circle birthday party at Bongo Boy, with decorations, cake and drinks plus a 45-minute professionally facilitated drum circle for these lucky Indianapolis kids.
Bongo Boy Music School is proud of their teachers, who provide instruction in music teaching, recreational music and rhythm workshops.
Apart from their professional activities, Bongo Boy also puts on a free drum circle every Thursday night for the entire Indianapolis community. There’s nothing like rhythm to bring people together, and indeed, many of the best of Indianapolis music professionals started off learning to love music through its rhythm.
Drum circles aren’t meant for instruction, but rather to give people of all ages and types an opportunity to communicate through the unique magic of rhythm. Often the experience is powerful, even life-altering. Drums are the most ancient musical instruments, and across the planet have shared the goal of spiritual communication, energy building and relaxation and emotional release.
Bongo Boy Music School offers scholarships through their newly created non-profit education fund. Indianapolis kids with musical ability but without the means to pay for lessons can study there and are even play loaned instruments. Whether you’re a visitor or local, and whether you opt for ongoing lessons or a one-time class, attending a drum group could be one of your favorite things to do in Indianapolis, Indiana, especially if you have sons.
Cool Bong-wear is available too, with jazzy white, grey and black tee shirts emblazoned with the schools art, logo and motto: “It’s all about the groove.”
Bongo Boy Music School
8481 Bash St Suite 1100
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Hours: Mon. through Thurs. 1:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed Fridays and Sundays.