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Rusted Root founder/educator Jim Donovan to conduct drum and chant workshop

May 8, 2014
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Award winning educator and founding member of the multi-platinum selling band Rusted Root Jim Donovan will conduct a Drum & Chant Workshop on Friday May 16 at The Studio at Panterra, 8579 Hardscrabble Rd. in Westfield. The event takes place from 7 - 9 p.m.

"The Drum & Chant Workshop" is an interactive, beginner friendly event where Donovan will lead participants in learning how to use the power of rhythm and the voice as way to relieve stress, gain clarity of mind and stimulate creativity. Participants will also practice ways to use sound to effectively increase their energy in a friendly, supportive environment.

Donovan provides a large selection of authentic African drums called djembes for participants to use during the workshops. Additional details about each workshop can be found at Donovan's website www.JimDonovanDrums.com

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Award winning educator and founding member of the multi-platinum selling band Rusted Root Jim Donovan will conduct a Drum & Chant Workshop on Friday May 16 at The Studio at Panterra, 8579 Hardscrabble Rd. in Westfield. The event takes place from 7 - 9 p.m.

The event is open to anyone over the age of 18 regardless of prior drumming experience and advance registration is strongly suggested.

Cost to attend is $35 if you pay in advance or $45 the day of the event, space permitting. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited. Register by phone at 326-3993 or 397-5973, or online at www.jimdonovandrums.com/apps/webstore/products/show/4623242.

Jim Donovan M.Ed.L, is an award winning musician, educator and inspirational trainer whose mission is to empower and connect people. In his work, Donovan offers specialized programs in the US and abroad focused on using rhythm, sound and other holistic techniques as vehicles for personal growth, healing, and the creation of community.

From 1990-2005, Donovan was a founding member of the '90s band Rusted Root, which has sold more than 3 million records to date. He has appeared on the David Letterman, Conan O'Brien shows and his music with the band is featured major motion pictures such as Ice Age, Twister, Mathilda as well as on network TV shows American Idol and Party of Five. His touring work with Rusted Root provided ample opportunity to share the stage with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin, Sting, the Dave Matthews Band and The Allman Brothers among others.

Donovan holds a BA in classical music performance from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University where he is also on faculty. Complementing his personal development work, Donovan is also involved in research at Saint Francis on a system he developed called Percussion Intervention Training program that teaches Occupational Therapists, medical professionals, parents and teachers how to use simple percussion techniques as a complementary intervention for children with autism and other disabilities.

He has presented at a multitude of corporations and universities including Vanguard, Weston Solutions, Delmonte, Johnson and Johnson, FEDEX, Celgene Corporation, Adagio Health Care, Alban Institute, Medrad, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, Indiana University and many others.

 
 
 

 

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