Bearclaw’s Academy of Music LLC in New Milford has announced it will kick off a drum circle Oct. 1.

Percussionist Nancy Janutolo will lead the drum circle Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the 39 Park Lane Road, #4 academy.

Janutolo is the percussionist for two local bands, Song Horse and The Blue Martini Revue.

Drums will be available, but attendees are invited to bring their own.

The cost is $5.

In addition, the academy is offering lessons for New Milford students who will participate in regionals.

A 12-lesson package for an individual and a 12-lesson package for two students is available.

Regionals lessons are 45 minutes.

The academy offers general music instruction, a music therapy program, and master classes and workshops. In addition, space is available to rent for bands, musicians and teachers for rehearsals and instruction.

For more information, including fees, call the academy, located at 39 Park Lane Road, Unit 4, at 860-210-1717, email or go to