" Drumatic Innovation Drum Circles"
Services: Djembe, Drums, Hand Percussion
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Michael Clark, a professional musician, accomplished djembe instructor, performer, author and recording artist, is a firm believer in the power of the drum to transform lives and bring people together.
Following his own drum journey for more than 15 years, he now assists others in following their own path through teaching and playing the djembe, hand drums and world percussion.
Based in Sandpoint Idaho, Michael has founded African-style drum and dance troupes in Idaho; toured England for three years with RhythmWorks4U a company he created, providing rhythm circles for over 70,000 students in over 350 primary and secondary schools as well as colleges, festivals, local adult classes and guide groups; and he is the founder of the OutLaw Drummer Band. At present, he has worked with more than 400 schools and well over 100,000 students!
What makes hand drumming so inviting is that it is quite easy for inexperienced players to pick up without the frustration of learning technical skills. When you enter a drum circle, your only task is to contribute what you feel comfortable doing and the circle finds a way to embrace it in the melody. This in itself provides stress relief and positive energy for your psyche. A drum circle creates a sense of acceptance and community.
With his company Drumatic Innovation, he conducts facilitated drum circles throughout the Pacific Northwest for schools, provides team-building and stress relief workshops for local businesses and corporations such as Microsoft, Washington State Department of Health, Horizon Airlines, Hands On Children’s Museum, Evergreen College, AmeriCorps community youth services, Squaxin Island Child Development Center, Wolf Haven, and local senior centers in the Olympia area.
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