Rich explores African influenced drumming, helping people share the Power of Rhythm first hand. He promotes conscious listening, teamwork and communication through rhythm and the ancient Art of group Hand drumming. His programs are high energy, hands-on events for kids and adults that provide immediate joy and results while
encouraging self expression. All programs are age appropriate and can be one stand-alone class or a continuing series using rhythm games that focus on fun and creativity. Participants quickly learn to work together and create beautiful music. He also facilitates group drumming events which are unique ways to celebrate community and eliminate stress whether participants are families, executives or even people who have never met. He also teaches drum kit for beginners and intermediate students.
NYS Learning Standards: ARTS 1-4
Years of studying percussion from Drum kit to West African Hand drumming. Led seminars and workshops at Cassadaga Job Corp, BOCES, Chautauqua Summer Enrichment program, St. Bonaventure University and Aspire. Instructor at the After School programs. Teaches individual students on hand drumming and drum set. Current founder and Organizer of the Drum and Dance group “Jamestown Thunder” and member of percussion performance group, Djembekan.