Are you interested in sharing your love of percussion with diverse groups of people? Do you want to learn and practice techniques for teaching inclusive drumming programs for people with and without disabilities?
Peter Kriff, wearing a BOOM VT t-shirt and white gloves, plays the cymbals at the 2015 BOOM VT Drum Festival. In the background, you can see books and a large tropical plant.
VSA Vermont, with support from NobleCause, is offering a free training for professional and amateur drummers on Sunday, June 26 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester. Lunch will be provided. We are looking for 8 drummers from across Vermont who want to learn an inclusive framework for drumming instruction followed by hands on opportunities to practice the new skills they have learned.
Steve Ferraris, founder of Root Drumming Systems and experienced VSA teaching artist, will provide instruction from his evidence-based “Drumming for Success” program presenting skills, techniques, and methods in an experiential learning environment.
Applications are still open! Limited spots available, registrants will be placed on the wait list after the two remaining slots are filled. Download the training application (.DOCX).
For more information, contact Heidi Swevens 802.238.5170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I volunteer for VSA Vermont because I am very supportive of the idea that Art is good for the soul. People with disabilities spend a great deal of their time figuring out how they are going to get from place to place or how to maintain a job. Much of the energy and resources of disability advocacy is consumed for this purpose but advocates everywhere also need to recognize that there are social determinants of health too. Activities that foster and bring art to the whole community, including adults and children with disabilities, are critical for an overall sense of well being for individuals, and lift the spirit of the whole community.”
Peter Kriff, BOOM VT Volunteer
The logo for NobleCause features the word “noble” in blue lower case letters with the “o” having a gold crown on top and inside the “o” an hour hand. The word cause” is in upper case letters in green with the “A” with a heart inside.