Whole Person Drumming Curriculum
By Zorina Wolf
As founder and creator of the Whole Person Drumming curriculum, I will share my love of drumming, rhythm, and joy at the LifePath Center on March 20 and 21. I work with all levels, those who believe themselves to be rhythmically challenged to professionals.
I know from personal experience that drumming is a potent path for mindful awareness. I teach how to play rhythms, relaxing as you learn, and guide each person into finding the easiest way to connect to the drum, and adding the voice singing to complement the rhythms. As each person finds their own way, the group transforms into a cohesive music making village.
I have been teaching drumming and rhythm for over 22 years. My workshops, intensives, and classes are available for anyone with the curiosity to learn, whether experienced or not. I am also an international TakeTina rhythm facilitator, guiding people into their rhythmic bliss. I became a student of the late Nigerian drummer Baba Olatunji in 1989. I studied with Baba for 14 years, learning to teach African Arts, beginning drum orchestration, and dance. I traveled to Africa many times to study and expand my experience of African music and dance. In 1996, I met Reinhard Flatischler, the developer of the TakeTina rhythm process. I saw the potential to take my rhythm training deeper. I completed my three-year basic level TakeTina training under Flatischler in 2001, and in 2003 completed my advanced level exam. I also audited three post-graduate basic trainings and an additional advanced training.
You can find more information about Whole Person Drumming at www.villageheartbeat.com. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.