Workshops ~ for small to medium sized groups of any age . . . and are used as
intensive studies of rhythm, therapy sessions, group activities, and much more.
Residencies ~ With the help of the music teacher . . . we take over music
classes for the week. In each class students get personal instruction on striking
the drum, how to use vocalization to play different rhythms, and then learn to play
multi-part Afro / Latin music in a group setting ~ all in just a few short minutes.
Most of the time will be for actually making music and not the instruction.
Performances ~ are forty-five minutes to two hours. I teach the basics of playing a
drum to the whole room and then invite small groups of 15 to 25 students on stage to play.
Once the drummers and chorus are shown how to play a rhythm the audience participates
with clapping and vocals . . . this is when the 'magic' begins. Then every 12 to 20 minutes
another group comes on stage and there's usually a surprise finale !!
|The Facts are in . . . Hand Drumming* is
Good for Your Health & Well Being
|Check for Yourself at:
You'll find information and articles about the research that's
recently been done on the positive effects of drumming !!
|Jeff Mann Drums
PO Box 634
Brockport, NY 14420
|School Programs ~ Workplace Sessions
Drum Classes ~ Interactive Workshops ~ Etc
|"Your workshops were both fun and educational. I was especially
impressed with your ability to get them all drumming so quickly."
Tracy Lewis - Big Brother Big Sister - School Match Coordinator
"Thank you so much for your Drums & Communication Workshop during
the Rochester AmeriCorps training session. You provided an excellent
team building activity and we would love to use you again soon."
David Monroe - Rochester AmeriCorps - Program Advisor
"Jeff is a fantastic cultural asset to any event. He brings a great energy
to any size audience regardless of age, ability or background."
Steve Appleton - Generation Cool - Director
|"Music inspires the soul and is the language of beauty"
. . . Join Us and Reconnect with the Magic !!
|"Follow your bliss . . . and doors will open where
there were no doors before." ~ Joseph Campbell
|I will help you create a Workshop or Program
that is tailored to your group's specific needs
|Why Drumming ?! Everyone can participate, it's a fun way
to bring people together, and combines a number of proven
Health & Wellness Strategies. This is for all ages and group
sizes ~ no experience is necessary and the drums are provided.
These programs integrate smoothly within the scope of a school's
curricula; used as an introduction to music, a physical activity,
structured therapy, exploring group dynamics, healing drum
circles, spirit drumming sessions and so much more !!
These are intense hands-on experiences that engage participants
with the Creative Learning Process. Group Drumming will strengthen
their critical thinking, improve problem solving, sharpen listening
skills, and promote active participation . . . all while developing self-
esteem, artistic expression and an appreciation for cultural diversity.
|We are a Small Group of Action Oriented People with a Positive
Community Spirit . . . Seeking to Bridge the Past and a Bright Future
|I've been blessed with Great Teachers over the years and would like to gratefully acknowledge:
Professor Clyde Morgan & Master Khalid Saleem at the University of Brockport,
and Recently I've Become a Student of Jim Donovan and His Rhythm Revival
Without their wisdom, guidance, and compassion . . . I couldn't share this gift with you !!
|I Appreciate Your Patience While I Remodel This Page ! !