How it all began

Every Thursday night, a group of people get together in the Katonah United Methodist Church to drum together.  There is a core group that comes every week along with 2-4 new people each time.  This is a free get together and it all started with me wanting and needing someone to drum with.  An acquaintance suggested that I speak with the pastor of the church who was organizing various different community classes, she calls these gatherings Katonah SPace, (SPirituality, Arts & Community for Everyone).  So I started teaching people who had never touched a drum before. Every week I teach proper technique and basic traditional West African Rhythms. We combine polyrhythms, "peripheral listening", and a sense of community to achieve an end result of harmonious music making! I also combine story telling from my life experience in the drumming world.