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Momma Zen’s “Around the World” Music & Movement-based Meditation

RHYTHM & DRUMMING- -SOUND & BODY AWARENESS-- NARRATIVE RELAXATION

Children of all ages need opportunities where they can take time out each day "unplugged" to relax and focus. Meditation offers this break and helps kids function more effectively and clearly. Our “Around the World”  workshop takes our students on a magical adventure grounding them in their own inner power. Our program introduces the pathway to focus, and aids in cultivating positive emotions and inner peace while being inspired and energized through rhythm and drumming. Our students learn to release tension from their minds and bodies to promote a state of calm.

Sitting still for any length of time can be difficult for some kids. For this reason, a movement-based meditation, such as our Around the World workshop, serves as a good introduction to stillness and it’s benefits. We use breathing techniques and sound-awareness to promote a state of calm and it works like magic! Around the World is an exciting music and movement-based workshop that offers Rhythm & Drumming, Sound & Body Awareness and Narrative Relaxation.

Giving children the tools to stop, focus and just breathe - Mother Nature’s cure for stress and answer for well-being – is a gift they will have for a lifetime.

About the instructor:

Dan started playing drums at the age of four and has been rocking ever since! He toured throughout the US and abroad in a variety of genres and is one of the most sought after percussion instructors in New England. His students regularly make all-state, regional and district band. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of The Berklee College of Music, a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant and a three time Boston Music Awards winner. Dan is featured in our workshops and brings lots of energy to every class, allowing all levels to enjoy the wonders of percussion.  

One on one private lessons:

I am happy to work together with you to achieve your musical goals. Many of my students have placed in the National Honors Orchestra, District, Regional, All-State Band as well as secured spots in Jazz Band, Pit Band and Wind Ensemble.

Some students have continued to use their percussion training to perform in various settings (drum line, percussion ensemble, orchestra, national tours, etc.) and at Berklee College of Music, Brown, Dartmouth, Tufts, Carnegie Mellon, Musician's Institute (LA), Harvard and New England Conservatory, among others.

THUNDERFOOTE CIRCLE OF DRUMS: 

A drum circle is an informal gathering of people that join together to experience music and creative expression. Drum circles are formed for a variety of reasons and purposes. Most drum circles are a form of recreational music making.

Recreational music making takes the focus off performing and places it on personal or group development, where music is created at that very moment. Every person is included in the circle and can see all the other participants. All instruments provided by the instructor.

TOURING EXPERIENCE

 United States & Internationally

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Colleges, K-12

AVAILABLE RECORDINGS

 Rhythm Kids, Drum Like and Animal

Contact Dan

Please email thunderfoote@gmail.com for more information.