World Drumming Workshop
Led by: Jim Donovan
World Rhythms & Songs
Drums are provided. Beginners are warmly welcomed. Ages 15 and up.
Enjoy a high-energy, joyful evening of drumming with Jim Donovan. This brand new workshop focuses on using the drum to create and play beautiful music with others. Discover why people from all over the globe have been drumming together for thousands of years.
During the World Drumming Workshop you will learn how to:
· Play exciting traditional rhythms and songs from all over the world
· Express yourself through “in-the-moment” original music creation
· Refine your drumming technique
· Use rhythm to relax & relieve stress
· Create connection through music
The World Drumming Workshop will also connect you with ideas and concepts to help you use drumming to:
· Increase focus
· Expand creative thinking and awareness
· Find and refine your own voice
· Deepen your listening skills
Even if you consider yourself “unmusical”, group drumming is an accessible entry point into the rewarding world of music creation. In the World Drumming Workshop, you are never expected to be perfect, or even any “good” at it. All that is required is a willingness to try.
Jim Donovan M.ED Leadership, Faculty member at Saint Francis University, is a master facilitator, inspirational trainer and world-class musician with over 25 years of leadership, teaching and performance experience. Donovan has presented hundreds of events across the US and Europe where he has helped many thousands of people learn effective ways to consciously lead, connect and live healthier, more productive lives.
As a member of the 3-time platinum band Rusted Root, he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. His touring work with Rusted Root provided ample opportunity to share the arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.