Rhythm House Drums is a smaller company in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte. We specialize in ethnic hand drums with a large focus on West African percussion, as well as modern and custom drums, and building community through rhythm. We strive to bring the best in quality and service. Rhythm House Drums offers a way to define yourself through your music, the one universal language. Listen to your heart, find your rhythm, and enjoy the journey.
Although I often use terms like ‘we’ and ‘us’, Rhythm House Drums is solely owned and operated by myself, Kevin. My wife, Kristina, helps out when I get larger orders or get behind and she is a huge inspiration and excellent support. She has a big say on final inspection of most things that ship out, upping my quality control. Our newest addition, (EDIT: Not so new anymore, as of Dec. 22, 2012 she is 2 years old!) Adelaide keeps me motivated, and sends ideas to me… Some of my best ideas and works have come out of sleep deprived nights walking the hall way and bouncing Adelaide on my hip… she is also my marketing manager, she helps me advertise (see photo at bottom of post)
Our staved drums are designed and built by me at the workshop, and the solid wood djembes imported from various West African countries. We sell our instruments at drum shows, open drum circles, locally around Charlotte, Matthews, Pineville, Fort Mill, Waxhaw, Monroe, Ballantyne, Rock Hill, Weddington, and Mecklenburg Union County (how’s that for an SEO plug?) and of course, here on the net. We produce and import top quality drums of all types and sizes. African Djembe drums, Professional staved and solid Dunun drums, and Custom Ashiko and Ngoma drums are among the most common West African drums. We also build PowWow drums and Frame drums. If you are looking for a specific drum or a more customized drum write us, and I’m sure we can work something out. We cover everything from drum repair to custom drum builds, to imported drums from Mali to Guinea to the Ivory Coast.
Whether our drums are imported or built in our shop, we guarantee that the quality and service you receive will be exceptional. We are continually improving on our already excellent design and construction techniques. Our drums are beautifully crafted, great sounding drums. We believe that everyone who wants a drum should have one! Now with our new jump into social networking through facebook, twitter, and now a blog, we hope to share about our business, the in’s and out’s of what we do and a little about our process.
My vision for Rhythm House Drums is to provide a gateway into a community that has inspired me to be who I am. I believe that information and knowledge should be shared so that we can grow as a society. Of course my specialty is hand drums, particularly those from West Africa, which are the very ones that awakened me to the beauty of drumming and rhythm.
Rhythm House Drums offers a lot of custom options for your hand drum. Custom is what we do, so please contact us if you are looking for something specific or something away from the mainstream. We love our drums and know you will as well!
Through drumming and sharing knowledge we hope to build a community based on friendships, openness, and rhythm. We hope to bring together and to become unified in spirit and rhythm throughout the world. By making top quality hand drums, inspiring and participating at various drumming events and circles, spreading knowledge to everyone we meet and hopefully now through the internet, we hope to help make this dream a reality.