Workshops & Other Services

Music Therapy Drumming

I can offer specific music therapy courses and intensives using rhythm-based music therapy principles, incorporating world drumming techniques and cultural musical vocabulary. I also offer a day-long course in melodic bed-side guitar playing techniques for the music therapist. Click to learn more about music therapy drumming services.

Elementary School & University Residencies/In-services

I am available as a solo guest artist to teach many facets of world drumming techniques/rhythms/curriculum for both students and teachers. I can also team teach with dancer Heather Mitchell from Dunuya Drum & Dance to offer a more authentic setting of drum/dance curriculum, combining traditional movement choreography with cultural rhythms. These workshops can also culminate in a combined performance event with Dunuya Drum & Dance and your students. Workshops can be multiple hours, day-long, or multiple days, according to your needs. I have provided a number of in-services to public school music teachers in Kalamazoo County and the Grand Rapids public schools, as well as internationally in both Shanghai and Beijing, China. References and/or C-V available on request.

Group Drumming Experientials

I have hosted community drumming events throughout the Kalamazoo community for nearly fifteen years. I have also offered programs for the Fetzer Institute, Red Tent Community, Women Empowering Women, MRC Industries, Wheatland Music festival, yoga and natural health centers, grief groups, Baha’i communities and various other group/gatherings and special events where our focus is on collective listening and creative improvisation. Are you having a weekend retreat with a particular theme? I can design a drumming experiential to fit your needs.
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Music for Memorial Services

As a hospice music therapist, I have a large repertoire of sacred and popular music available to provide special music for your customized memorial service. I can also provide instrumental gathering/exit music, or even lead congregational singing, where applicable. Please contact me for more information.

Taize music/special music services

I offer special music on percussion, guitar, and vocals in a variety of ecumenical settings. If you are interested in exploring the possibilities for your community, please email me to brainstorm themes and content.

Studio Recording

I provide a broad range of percussion services for diverse musical styles. I have an extensive collection of unique and professional quality instruments to meet your needs and a flexible budget model to promote affordability.