Changes of venue

As of July, 2019, I am no longer teaching at, performing at, or in any way whatsoever associated with Global Academy of Performing Arts, formerly known as Global Dance Studio and Theater. I found the proposed change in my role as part of the Atlanta SEEDs program quite unacceptable, and determined it was time to Read More …

Summer Drumming Hiatus

The Saturday Middle Eastern drumming class and drum jams will be on hiatus for the summer. I will post information in August on resumption of the adult program at Global Academy of the Performing Arts.

Practice session!

It’s nice to have enthusiastic students!! This trio had some down time before their dance class at the studio on Monday, so decided they would practice on their own for our December performance. They used clips from Carmine Guida’s rhythm practice CD to help them play at tempo — thanks, Carmine!!

August 2018 News & Schedule Changes

Global Dance Studio Drumming Program August 2018 News and Schedule Updates August brings a new school year for kids and a new schedule for the Atlanta S.E.E.D.s program at Global Dance Studio & Theater, which means some changes for the drumming program! We have some new classes for children and adults as well as changes to Read More …

Silence and the Drum

I discovered something at last weekend’s monthly drum circle. I attend on a semi-regular basis because I enjoy getting out and drumming in a non-performance group setting, plus a friend runs it and I like to support my friends. Usually the focus is on raising and channeling energy with the drumming, That works well as Read More …

In This Place

Have you ever found yourself at a place, or an event, where you were uncomfortable and felt like you didn’t quite  belong, but yet you KNEW you were supposed to be there? Today at the Asheville Percussion Festival, a memorial Celebration of Life for Layne Redmond closed out the three-day event. I never met Layne. Read More …