Greetings. As a professional music educator, trombonist, drum set player and percussionist, a strong component of my business involves hosting public and private hand drum djembe and percussion group circle jams for non-profit groups, family celebrations, summer camps, schools, senior living centers and private businesses.
I currently lead weekly and monthly group hand drum percussion circles for senior citizens at the Center of Hope in Southbridge, MA, Overlook Assisted Living in Charlton, MA and for children and adults of all ages in local schools and community centers, or just about wherever you can fit all my drums. I’ve also been booked to lead YMCA camp drum circles three times per week this summer.
The beauty of group hand percussion circle jams is participants don’t need any drumming experience in order to participate, or even own drums. Whether you seek a classroom enrichment opportunity where I can integrate drum instrument historical discussion and rhythm techniques with live playing to music and beats, yearn for that special surprise at a birthday party, need to build teamwork inspiration at your business, or are planning programs for senior citizens with alzheimer’s at a memory cafe, I can cater my programming to any age group or setting.
Each participant in my percussion circles collaborates on rhythms after learning the basics on a variety of different percussive instruments. It is one of the most therapeutic and fun exercises out there. The magic is found in the group building upon its own creations, learning to play rhythms I demonstrate from around the world, and jamming out to special song requests we play-along to.
I own a variety of authentic Djembes made in Ghana, West Africa as well as USA-made models, drums of all sorts, and domestic percussion instruments and accessories for groups as large as 20 members.
My percussion circle jam rates generally average a $150 flat fee for local non-profit, family and school settings. Transportation charged separately after 25-mile radius. Rates differ for private businesses. Sessions can be video/audio recorded upon request for an additional fee.
To learn more or book a gig, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call/text me at: 774-757-7636.
Thanks for considering my passion for drums and teaching.