Instrument Lessons & Workshops

Instrument Lessons & Workshops

Playground Productions Studio brings world music and culture to Indianapolis through instrument lessons & workshops. We conduct our lessons and workshops at our studio on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, at the Sam Ash Music Store on Mondays in Castleton area of Indianapolis. We also may be able to conduct some lessons via Skype. Please contact us for details.

For people interested in instrument lessons & workshops that live farther north in areas such as Carmel, Fishers or Noblesville, Sam Ash Music Store is a more convenient location for those that may not be able to drive to our studio for lessons or workshops. Instructor Adam Riviere gives lessons at Sam Ash Music Store on Mondays from 4 PM-9 PM. Please call Sam Ash to set up a lesson or inquire about a workshop, 317-577-3006.

If you are interested in percussion, Native American Style flute, didgeridoo lessons & workshops, or any of the styles/instruments listed below, please get in touch with us.

Private Lesson Rates

30 Minutes

  • $30

Schedule Lesson

1 Hour

  • $55

Schedule Lesson

Workshops (4+ People)

  • 120 Minutes: $30 per person*

*Most workshops are $30 per person, but some may vary in price. Workshop price details will be posted in upcoming workshops section below.

If you would like us to travel to your location to conduct a workshop, contact us for a quote.

Workshops @ the Playground by Adam Riviere


Pre-Register for an Upcoming Workshop

Look for a link to pre-register for any upcoming workshops.

Styles & Instruments


  • Congas
  • Bongos
  • Clave
  • Cowbell
  • Shekere
  • Agogo Bells

North American

  • Native American Style Flute


  • Bodhrán
  • Bones

Middle Eastern

  • Doumbek (Egyptian Tabla)
  • Dhola
  • Tar
  • Zils
  • Mahzar
  • Riq


  • Steel Pan

Australian Aborigine

  • Didgeridoo (Yidaki)

West African

  • Djembe
  • Talking Drum
  • Dununs


  • Pandeiro
  • Surdo
  • Berimbau

Concert & Marching Percussion

  • Timpani
  • Marimba
  • Xylophone
  • Vibraphone
  • Snare
  • Bass Drum