Be yourself; Everyone else is taken. Oscar Wilde
My primary goal, aside from drumming, is to help everyone feel welcome and entitled, regardless of playing level. Each player, through their own uniqueness, has an opportunity and obligation to contribute and serve the overall rhythm. Each of you is the only one who can do this, in whatever way you do.
And by doing so, we will aspire to reach that magic place where the overall rhythm we create takes on a life of its own, far
greater than the sum of our individual contributions. It becomes alive and moves where it moves, as we follow.
All types of drums and small percussion instruments are welcome. Bring what you like. I will bring a variety of small percussion instruments, bells, shakers, claves etc., for all to use freely, as they please. You are welcome to attend without a drum, and play my small percussion instruments.
I will go over some basic playing techniques and very easy rhythms for the beginners.
Cost: $5.00 Please bring exact change if possible.
Drum Rental: $5.00 If you would like to rent one of my ashiko drums, please let me know in advance. I will only bring drums for those who request them in advance.
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I have been a drummer since the early 60's. I made my living playing drums in various cover bands throughout the 70's.
During the 80's, as a school teacher, I continued to play on weekends. By 1990, I had sold my 2 drum kits along with various of other percussion instruments, including a vibraphone and xylophone. Then, in 1991, I discovered the djembe and began hand drumming. Later that year, I began making djembes and ashikos and continue to do so occasionally.
My website: http://innerrhythmdrumming.com (All of the drums shown on my site are ones that I have made)
I have facilitated many drum circles and workshops over the years and, beginning in the summer of 1992, I helped drummer David Liebe create the weekly Spanish Banks Drum Circle in Vancouver. Last summer was its 22 year. Thank-you David.
Djembe Drums https://www.google.ca/search?q=ashiko+drum&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=IOp5UrH1FsTiyAHnzICIBA&ved=0CC8QsAQ&biw=1272&bih=591#q=djembe+drum&tbm=isch
Ashiko Drums https://www.google.ca/search?q=ashiko+drum&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=IOp5UrH1FsTiyAHnzICIBA&ved=0CC8QsAQ&biw=1272&bih=591#q=ashiko+drum&tbm=isch