Re: What's your "day" job?
I am the Drumming Instructor for a troubled teen program called The Alldredge Academy. We use drumming circles as part of the students therapy. I organize drum circles, teach traditional West African drum rythms, and the students play on Ashikos that I help them build. We perform out in public at local schools, senior centers, or local festivals and fairs. The drumming helps the students to reconnect, builds confidence, and teaches them how to work as a group. The drumming helps the students to focus and strive for a "one drum" sound. I feel that I am blessed to be a part of such a great program, and help these kids to find their way. It is really rewarding to watch these kids make a transition into becoming a positive individual, and to make a living not only helping kids but doing what I love to do more than anything else. Never stop drumming!
Last edited by pcmckay; 05-27-2006 at 06:29 AM.