Hands on Drumming Programs:
One World Multicultural Drum & Dance:
We take you on a musical journey, playing traditional songs from around the globe, creating our own rhythms, taking turns leading and experiencing improvisation, creative movement and dance. Participants experience many positive life skills including respect, leadership, teamwork, cooperation, listening and communication skills as well as musical and cultural awareness. Native American, African, Carribean and Latin stories, song and dance are all integrated in a participatory experience. Perfect for libraries and schools for students from K-8th grade.
Community Drum & Dance:
Want to add some fun, participatory musical merriment to your community event? Hands on Drumming community drum circles are a great way to bring people together and give them an opportunity to really connect and have a blast together. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome! We have enough drums for up to 60 people.
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Rhythms of Life:
Rhythms of Life, is an uplifting, participatory storytelling event designed as an elementary school artist in residency, assembly or in-class program. Incorporating theater, music and dance, this life-affirming, multicultural program embodies positive life skills throughout. The story was created by Craig Norton and based on the real-life childhood experiences of Master Drummer, Babatunde Olatunji growing up in Nigeria, West Africa. Children contribute to the program by playing, singing and dancing along and the finale is a fun, participatory musical event.
Team Building/Stress Busting/Wellness:
Using the drum circle as a catalyst for team building and wellness, Craig will give any type of staff the chance to communicate and bond in a non-judgmental, non-verbal way. Team building sessions are fun and engaging, giving everyone a chance to express themselves musically while creating group cohesiveness. Hands on Drumming offers "Drumming For Wellness" which gives people of all abilities an opportunity to be musical, connect with others, create community and have fun! Everyone gets a drum and a chance to shine. We also offer guidance for integrating music and storytelling into the classroom. Conference themes can be integrated into our programs.
Craig Norton plays in a variety of bands that offer peaceful textures of flute, didge, sax, guitar and synths with the pulse of heartbeat from his drums. Bodhi Groove and Cosmic Hue are two current projects available for yoga/Tai Chi/meditation classes, art gallery receptions and community events.