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Greensburg: Monday Night Drumming Series with Jim Donovan

  • Moonglow Yoga 125 Nature Park Road Greensburg, PA, 15601 United States (map)

Greensburg, PA: Monday Night Drumming Series with Jim Donovan M.Ed.
Mondays in January: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017
7:30 PM-9 PM

Learn How To Play the Djembe World Rhythms & Songs. Create Your Own Rhythms.
Relieve Stress. Get Energized. Smile Often.
Beginners warmly welcomed. Drums Provided.

Drumming with others is clinically proven to improve your mood, relieve stress, increase mental focus and to support social connections. Find out why people from all over the globe have been drumming together for thousands of years.

Limit of 30 Participants. Ages 15 and up.
Monday Evenings :: 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Early Bird Price: $99 for all 4 sessions by Dec. 23, 2016 or $125 thereafter (Space Permitting)

In the event of any evening being postponed due to poor weather, we will reschedule on a subsequent Monday.

Venue: The New Moonglow Yoga in Greensburg, PA
125 Nature Park Road
The Shoppes at Noble Square, (Behind Barnes & Noble) Greensburg, PA 15601

Learn How To...
Develop your drumming and rhythmic skill
Play the djembe, tubano and other world percussion
Create your own music
Play exciting world rhythms from countries all over the globe
Fine tune your musical ear
Create an infinite number of rhythms with "Rhythm Seeds"
Build your confidence drumming with other people
Improve by drumming along with a professional, life-long drummer
Use drumming & the voice for stress and anxiety relief
Build your coordination, strength and dexterity for drumming

Enjoy learning traditional African & World drumming songs including:
Yankadi (Guinea)
Kpanlogo (Ghana)
Ajaja (Nigeria)
Mutwashi (Congo)

You will also learn:
How to Practice
Djembe Technique
World Percussion techniques
How to find the pulse
Dexterity, strength and speed exercises
Whole Brain Drumming Improvisation Exercises
Rhythmic ear-training
Extensive coordination exercises
How to make great music with others
How to use rhythm for anxiety relief
Exercises to stay calm and centered
How to create your own rhythms using "Rhythm Seeds"

About the instructor:
Jim Donovan M.Ed., leader of the band Sun King Warriors, and Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery.

Due to limited venue seating, tickets are transferable but not refundable.