The Rhythms of the World study page for my hand drum class students is now developing well. There are now 5 complete rhythms along with soundcloud files and notation to help with follow up from the classes. The latest rhythm Haitian Bolero is linked below. I hope this helps with your learning and please feel […]
Friday Dec 12th – Sunday Dec 14th 2014 @ Wiston Lodge A weekend of learning Culturally Specific Rhythms and Song from around the globe with tutor Paul John Dear at the wonderful Wiston Lodge Please download and fill in the ROTW Booking Form and return along with full payment to secure your place. Emailed forms are […]
and where to begin? How about with this image? If ever a photo summed up a trip then this is one of them. I have had the most amazing time in the last 4 weeks. I was invited to deliver a presentation at the 2nd Asian Facilitators Conference in Port Dixon, Malaysia by my good […]
Rhythms of the World Class: Thursday Evenings 7.30pm-9.30pm 9 week class starts Mar 6th 2014 Cost £7/£5 concessions per class. Discounts for booking all 9. (£55/£45) Kinning Park Complex, 40 Cornwall St, Glasgow, Glasgow City G41 1AQ Tel: 0141 419 0329 Mobile:07961 223890 This is a hand drumming class, although we will from time […]
What a wonderfully vibrant drum circle this was. My last here before I re-locate permanently to Wiston Lodge in South Lanarkshire, Scoltand. Great turnout and lots of familiar faces and some amazing music created. I love how community can come together and do this. Magical. We sang a tribute to Mandela which was improvised around […]
Our regular monthly get together at Salem Mill in Hebden Bridge. Drums and Percussion provided and Paul Dear will be your facilitator. We start at 11.00am and we are packed up by 1.00pm Family friendly event. Let’s see out 2013 with a Bang.
For 12 plus years now I have been facilitating community drum circles and supporting others who do the same here in the UK. This last week past I was awarded my VMC Certification. I could have had it 5 years ago but I was stubbornly refusing to write the last 4 essays required, arguing with […]
Here is an article I wrote for publication on the website Nurturing Potential. The website magazine won’t be live for another two weeks but my article is up already. Community Drum Circles There is real power in community music. One of my very first facilitated drum circles illustrated this to me. I was working at […]