Treedrum

Motivational teaching designed to have novices playing within minutes incorporating mindfulness with coaching.

Manchester Met. University trained coach and community artist bringing you a unique style of motivational teaching gained from 2 years intensive teacher/coach training. I use these methods of motivational coaching on an individual or group basis to push people’s boundaries to discover their own potential.

Trained as a drum kit player 15yrs. I  toured and released vinyl playing drum kit with bands such as “The Black and white lovers”, “The Desert Wolves”, “Too much Texas” and later with guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Mike Mooney in a band called “Trap” sponsored by “So what Arts” of Manchester.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQuTUYO4l8w Treedrum and the Manc

Now musician and a community artist in Manchester servicing UK summer festivals for many years leading drumming workshops to a variety of groups including children, youth, family, probation, drug rehabilitation, homeless festivals and corporate.

My belief is that drumming is a great form of expression and can help emotional and physical development as well as being a great deal of fun. Our workshops can be tailored to suit any requirements from beginners’ simple rhythms through to complex patterns for more advanced players.

The reason rhythm is such a powerful tool is that it permeates the entire brain. Vision for example is in one part of the brain, speech another, but drumming accesses the whole brain. The sound of drumming generates dynamic neuronal connections in all parts of the brain even where there is significant damage or impairment such as in Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). According to Michael Thaut, director of Colorado State University’s Center for Biomedical Research in Music, “Rhythmic cues can help retrain the brain after a stroke or other neurological impairment, as with Parkinson’s patients…” The more connections that can be made within the brain, the more integrated our experiences become.

Accomplished African and contemporary drummer studied in Senegal and Gambia.  I enjoy working with all types of people and I see students grow in many areas. They can develop core musical skills, increase their confidence, health and welbeing and ability to communicate in day to day life as well as enjoying working within a group dynamic. I derive great satisfaction from seeing the rewards of my work. A full range Djembes and doun douns are provided to accommodate a group of up to 30.

Singer, author, motivationalist, drummer, bandleader, drum teacher.

World wide comprehensive public liability insurance through the Musicians union No.452141

CRB March 2015