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It’s all in the stories

I have just completed the second Expressive Rhythm Stories Training Program in Kuala Lumpur for participants to learn how to tell ERS. On the tin it says that we will enable you to take ERS into the education sector and deliver exciting and engaging ERS sessions. Throughout the program we learn the skills and techniques […]

Drum Story Success

Just finished another fabulous 6 week long Expressive Rhythm Stories project in West Yorkshire. A huge thank you to Lizzie Hughes from Baildon Children’s Centre for continuing to champion this educational program. The feeback from the schools and from many of the parents has been fabulous. Onwards now to Malaysia and an Expressive Rhythm Story […]

New Look Website

February 14, 2015
Education, Rhythmbridge Blogger

Here it is folks. A new classic look to our website. Please feel free to leave a comment on what you think. Share the post “New Look Website” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail

Drum Trek

January 30, 2015
Community, Gigs, Rhythmbridge Blogger

26 drum circles……In 26 days. Findhorn…… Aberdeen….. Edinburgh…… Glasgow…… Wiston…….. Carlisle…… Newcastle Upon Tyne…. Wakefield Hull…. Leeds…… Hebden Bridge…. Preston…. Liverpool…. Manchester… Sheffield…. Stainsby (2 days)… Nottingham….. Birmingham….. Newtown…. Swansea…. Cardiff…. Bristol….. London…Brighton…. Lands End……. As a drum circle facilitator I have been very fortunate to have connected up with a UK wide network of […]

Study Page for Rhythms of the World Class

December 24, 2014
Rhythmbridge Blogger

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 […]

Rhythms of the World and beyond…..

December 8, 2014
Community, Education

Dear Drummers. December is upon us and the holiday season is just around the corner. Just completed a wonderful drum session in Glasgow with a group that really was multiculural ( 9 nationalities present) and ages from 4 to 11. Here’s what the teacher thought. We booked Paul because his website suggested that he would […]

Help ReForestNation and you will ‘Go to the Ball’

December 2, 2014
Community, Gigs

Well not the ball exactly but the concert Tinto Africa or the weekend residential drum workshop ‘Rhythms of the World’ How does it work? Pretty simple. You visit ReForestNation at their crowd-funding page and view the select a perk panel on the right side of the site. Scroll down and  you will find (shortly) options […]

Rhythms of the World:Residential

November 5, 2014
Rhythmbridge Blogger

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 […]

UK Playshop, Malaysia and more….

What a few months it has been at Rhythmbridge. In late September we welcomed back Arthur Hull to our Drum Circle Home at Wiston Lodge in South Lanarkshire, for another 6 day intensive training in Drum Circle Facilitation at the UK Playshop.   In the lead up to the training I took a trip North […]