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Building a Peruvian Box Drum (Cajon)

  • the Green Project 2831 Marais St. New Orleans, LA 70117 (map)

Skill Level: Beginner/Novice

A perfect instrument for musicians of all skill levels, this Peruvian box drum can also be used as a chair. Learn the basics of box building, as well as cutting, fastening and finishing while making these highly customizable drums. Learn how various choices of design and material can affect the acoustic elements of an instrument. 

Attendees will:

  • Learn how to measure and mark accurately

  • Use basic table saw, circular saw, hole saw, and jig saw cutting

  • Fasten with glue and nails or screws

  • Sand smooth and stain or paint for a custom finish


General Admission - $25

Member Price - $20
(must hold valid TGP Membership)

Scholarship - $10
(limited number of slots for those needing assistance; covers the cost of materials; select “Scholarship” below and skip billing fields at checkout)

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