T.R. McKotch // Rhonda Harp
Universal Hand Drum Workshops Grades: K-12
Incorporating African Drumming and Song, your students focus on building
purpose and connection with others, nurturing listening skills, exploring their
creativity and developing new leadership skills. Most importantly, playing in a group gives children a sense of belonging and community. Each instrument played is an integral part of the whole. Instantly accesible rhythms give an immediate sense of achievement that builds confidence. Students will learn West African, Central Africa, Haitian rhythms and more on West African Djembe drums and djun-djuns.
NYS Learning Standards: ARTS 1-4
Founding facilitator of the Universal Hand Drum Workshops.
Rhonda Harp is a founding member of the GAHU Drum Ensemble, member of Last Stop Willoughby, instructor at Infinity Visual & Performing Arts Center and a teaching artist for the Arts Council for Chautauqua County.
Current member of Last Stop Willoughby featuring members of the 10,000 Maniacs. Has played several shows with Rusted Root. Formerly played with the Steve Johnson Band, GAHU Drum Ensemble and Keith Secola. Supporting member of Jim Donovan (Rusted Root) & the Blue Heron Drummers. Instructor at Infinity Performing Arts Program.