I am a percussionist trained in and specializing in West African and Afro-Cuban hand-drumming. I have 30 years experience in Arts-in-Education teaching and school performances. My residency programs are known for energizing and galvanizing the entire school community during and after the culminating performances. I've taught hand-drumming at the Univesity of Vermont since 2005. I am available for assemblies, workshops and artist residencies in Afro-Cuban drumming and W. African drumming and dance. All residencies are customized to meet the school's scope, scheduling and budget.
I provide the instruments of an authentic African djembe drum orchestra for all workshops and residencies.
All residencies include:
- Opening Assembly for the whole school
- 4 classes per day
- Costume making
- Teacher workshop
- Culminating performance event