After having spent eight years in formal music studies and performance with the prestigious Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drum Corps, which earned me a foundation in rudimental drumming, marching and performance, I continued formal music studies in percussion at the College of Charleston in South Carolina and Arabic Language immersion in Sana’a Yemen. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
But my educational background doesn’t stop there. I’ve travelled extensively throughout our world as a student and educator of human cultures and global music-making traditions. These journeys have provided me with opportunities for learning immersion in twenty-three countries throughout five continents.
I created Peace Culture Music to share one-of-a-kind cultural education programs with communities across the globe — from pre-schools to grade schools to colleges, hospitals, retirement communities, students with special needs and learning disabilities, refugees from war torn countries, Native American reservations and more — with hundreds of educators and thousands of children throughout seven countries.
Throughout my travels, I’ve also collected hundreds of rare musical instruments, as well as cultural artifacts, curiosities and unique geological wonders from around the world. This collection forms the basis of our interactive educational programs at Peace Culture Music.
And thanks to my interest in peace studies, culture and specialized learning methods, I was led to the Montessori method of education, and have created and led workshops for teachers and students in the United States, Canada, Egypt, Ghana, Cuba, and Ethiopia.
From small groups to large assemblies, Peace Culture Music was designed with your unique needs in mind. No matter the size, age group, or place, we’ll bring the energy and rare musical instruments to you so your students learn how to unite in rhythm, and find the joy, wonder, and curiosity in it all.
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