Editor's note: this is a follow up on a previous post entitled Are Children Starting to Drum at A Younger Age? I have been contacted by several parents who have asked me what I feel would be the best way for them to support their young child's desire to drum. These parents were speaking of Read More

There has been much debate and discussion recently in the Camp community over some of the proposed ideas of the Obama Administration and it's initiatives for Education Reform.  One of the main concerns is the idea of extending the school year calender to continue through the summer in an effort to offer a more thorough Read More

At the music school where I teach, there is a pre-school program. There is an art class for five year olds that meets in the afternoon. Every week I have the pleasure of seeing young faces peer through the window and smile as they watch and listen to me and my students playing the drums Read More

Harlem Children’s Zone

The end of the summer brought Path To Rhythm to Harlem to work with the campers of the Booker T. Washington Beacon Program held at MS 54. The day was a day of celebrating community. First in the morning, the school yard was transformed into a street fair with many activities for the children including Read More

Today I returned to the College of Staten Island High School for International Studies as part of a  Teaching Artist in Residence that I was awarded this year. The music teacher, Mrs. Packowski had me work with three of her music classes. The students had already been working on hand drumming and percussion this semester Read More

Short video

I filmed this short video of a student drum circle class last Spring. This was a great class and a diverse group of students. Be sure to read the text at the end of the video. Note: I did not tell the students what to say, and I find it flattering, and a bit humorous Read More