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Paul John Dear
K. Michelle Lewis
KEYNOTE: “Lights! Camera! …Action?? Effective strategies for Facilitating Rhythmical Expression and Connection Online”
DRUMMM Rhythmic Events founder, Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR, is a dynamic and engaging facilitator, trainer, and presenter. Jeni is a Certified Village Music Circles® Global Trainer, Registered Art Therapist, REMO®-Endorsed Drum Circle Facilitator, trained HealthRHYTHMS® & Rhythm2Recovery® Facilitator, and a faculty member at California Institute of Integral Studies and Women Drummers International. Learn more at www.drummm.com.
Beat the Odds® Drumming for Resilience: Online Interactive Demo Session
Ping Ho, MA, MPH is Founder/Director of UCLArts & Healing. She co-developed Beat the Odds®: Social and Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming and was principal investigator for its published effectiveness study. She is co-author of The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art.
The Kitchen Groove
Santi Carcasona is a multifaceted musician and has been professional since 1998.
He is a REMO Endorsed Drum Circle Facilitator. Since 2013, he has been specializing in Boomwhackers dynamics. He is also the composer, singer and leader of the indie-rock band Pësh.
Let's Play Taiko
TomTom is the co-founder of a country wide drum circle group, Orange Boom Boom with two other leading facilitators, covering Northern, Central and Southern Japan. Tomtom has worked with people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles both is Japan and internationally, and has introduced Japanese drum circle strategies to Southern California based facilitators at Remo Center in Los Angeles. She is an endorser for REMO, and is a Certified Village Music Circles Global Trainer.
Rising to the Times: Facilitating the Elevation of Human Spirit & Potential
Jim Boneau is a facilitator, teacher, speaker and coach. Jim has led hundreds of circles in workplaces, community events and as a trainer for the VMC Facilitator Playshops. He has taught the VMC Mentor and DCF protocol for the past 17 years in the US, Europe and Japan. Jim has a master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences, a certified coach, a VMC Trainer and a VMC Certified Drum Circle Facilitator. He is the founder of The Rumble Group, where he leads workshops and coaches leaders on how to shake things up to bring people together.
Bloom on Zoom
Aaron Kierbel is a professional drummer, educator and the founder of RhythmALLogy. His workshops have been presented in schools, jails, shelters, festivals and corporate boardrooms. He is a professional member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild and is proud to be endorsed by Remo drums and Paiste cymbals. He has trained with top rhythm facilitators in the field, including Arthur Hull’s Village Music, Simon Faulkner’s Rhythm 2 Recovery model, Christine Stevens and Remo’s Health Rhythms, Cameron Tummel’s Rhythm For Youth and Doug Goodkin’s Orff teaching methodology.
Paul John Dear
Welcome to the World of Expressive Rhythm Stories
Paul John Dear is the founder and driving force behind Rhythmbridge. He has worked with Master Drummers from Senegal, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco and Brazil. He has also performed with Beyondrum, The Kajamor Family, Maghribibeat and Tomorrows Ancestor. Paul is a VMC certified Drum Circle Trainer and manages the highly successful UK Playshop.
We are Music!!!
Musician, Educator, Circular Music Facilitator, Drum Circle Facilitator endorsed by REMO® from Italy, Stefano has been dealing with with body music and other forms of circular music since 2011. He works throughout Italy and abroad with groups of teachers, actors, choirs, and employees in frameworks ranging from schools to mental health institutions, from prisons to corporate training programmes, from performance to community and team building. From 2017 collaborates with University of Bologna for the course of Artistic Vocology and for the first course in the world on Circular Music called Circlesinging Educational created by Albert Hera and Doctor Franco Fussi.
K. Michelle Lewis
Integrating Mindfulness Practices into Drum Circles
K. Michelle Lewis resides in Louisville, Kentucky and is an educator and percussionist of more than 20 years. She is the CEO of DrumSmart LLC where she maintains a percussion studio, presents workshops at local, state and national levels and is a published author. She is currently pursuing a PhD in music education at the University of Kentucky.
Drumming for Health
Internationally acclaimed Japanese percussionist Kumi Masunaga is a REMO artist and founder of Drum Jam, based in Hong Kong. She has traveled from Africa to the Americas to Asia, learning rhythms to ignite her team-building programs. She has shared the stage with leading change-makers and wellness leaders including Jane Goodall, David Beckham, Shiva Rea and Dave Stringer. For over twenty years, tens of thousands of people have experienced her corporate team building, classrooms, parties and wellness retreats. She is trained in the evidence-based HealthRHYTHMS, and is a certified Music Medicine Facilitator, Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator, and Village Music Circles trainer. In response to the COVID pandemic, she has been offering online drum programs for communities and individuals.
Variations on the Theme of Rhythmic Facilitation: Perspectives from Manila
Solinda Bautista is a classical-crossover pianist, national music competitions winner in her youth, long-time corporate technology executive in the financial industry, and mother of an adult son with autism. She now harnesses music to help individuals of all ages and abilities, communities, and corporate teams in the Philippines through music therapy, group drumming facilitation and socio-emotional arts on one end, to adaptive piano teaching, coaching, and concertizing on the other.
Rebuilding Community Through Rhythm
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