All about the beat

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE -

Aus­tinites take their drum cir­cles se­ri­ously, so when the chance comes to learn from a mas­ter, who can pass it up? Jeff Ry­der re­cruited Grammy Award-win­ning artist Nina Ro­driguez, above, to share a bit of her gift with oth­ers in a free clin­ics out­side his North­west Austin shop on Thurs­day. Af­ter Ro­driguez came none other than Sheila E. Head­line per­cus­sion­ists are a high­light of the on­go­ing lessons at Ry­der’s Drum Shop on West An­der­son Lane.

Ralph Bar­rera pho­tos

Melissa Gar­cia and her son Jaxon Cook get in on the drum cir­cle Thurs­day.

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