Olive Tree Markets Tomorrow (Sat) 13th July

Looking forward to drumming up a storm tomorrow starting at 11am – Olive Tree Markets – Civic Park.

Come along, check out the student performances and then grab one of our drums and share your rhythm! Family Friendly and FREE!


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Schedule

11.00am
Earthen Rhythms Band Performs
Student Performances

11.45am
Community Drum Circle – FREE – byo chair – we have a drum for you.

12.30am
End

The Olive Tree Markets Drum Circle and Performances – 11am Sat 13th July

It’s on again! Come and join us as students create a vibrant performance based on what they have learnt in the last 9 Weeks of Drum Class and the Earthen Rhythm Band delivers an infectiously powerful drumming performance closely followed by an all in (all ages and abilities) Facilitated Community Drum Circle, where we provide the drums.

Please byo drum (if you have one), chair, friends and family to watch your performance (if your a student) or just invite them along to take part in our Community Drum Circle where all ages can participate.

NEW TIMES @ The Olive Tree Market

11.00am – Student Performances
& Earthen Rhythm Band Performs
11.45am – Community Drum Circle
12.30pm – End

This is a free event. First in best dressed to get a drum. All ages and abilities welcome.

Reminder: Byo stool/seat and drum if you have one.

See you there!

Music is good for Kids

Music wires our brains effectively and efficiently. Here’s three ways it works for kids:

1) Helps acquire language skills – increased development, understand and use of complex language

2) Promotes executive function – Focus, emotions and understanding

3) Social Skills – Trust, Connection, collaboration, Empathy and sharing, etc.

Check out Dr Anita Collins quick video on the subject matter below.

We’ve seen these results in our drumming workshops. If you’d like your group to experience the power of music and rhythm, please get in contact or make a booking today by sending us an email.

Drumming for Unity – 1pm Sat 22nd June

Join Earthen Rhythms at the Unity in Diversity Festival in a celebration of diversity across our community.

1pm – Drum Circle for all ages and abilities. Drums and percussion provided. All FREE.

We’ll be hosting an all in facilitated drum circle that will be inclusive, fun and freestyle. Members from the Earthen Rhythm band will support the groove. Absolute beginners are most welcome, kids, special needs and those from all walks of life.

DRUM CIRCLE FACILITATORS – If you were at our recent Drum Circle Facilitator One Day Training you’re welcome to give your skills a try in a ‘real world’ setting.

Drum Circle Facilitation – One Day Intro – 9am-4pm Sat 15th June – One Week to Go!

The Art of Drum Circle Facilitation – Arthur Hull – Chief Rhythm Elf – Village Music Circles

So looking forward to hosting the DCF One Day Intro next Saturday with the awesome Simon Faulkner. It’s a special treat to have Simon in town.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to dip your toe into the waters of music facilitation skills as taught by the legendary Arthur Hull.

If you’re thinking, ‘one day?’ how can I learn all there is to know? This one day intro is designed to give you an insight. We will also be having a follow up 3 day training in Byron Bay hinterland in September. And I also hold regular weekly workshops in drumming here in Newcastle. So there’s a whole range of ways you can continue your rhythm journey.

This One Day Intro will also be great for those who work with preschools, schools or special needs or have trained in the DRUMBEAT program. Get reenergised, refocused and reinspired to teach awesomely uplifting rhythm events.

There’s so many reasons to drum and use rhythm. It’s like mindfulness in action, but so much more.

Drumming is good for your BODY, MIND and SOUL. Whether you’re young or young at heart. If you’re able or less able we’ve seen the results.

Positive psychological effects, elevated brain and social functioning include:

  • Boosted confidence,
  • Participant connection,
  • Enhance social skills,
  • Social inclusion
  • Improved motor-skills & coordination (eg for stroke rehab)
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Enhanced cognitive function
  • Endorphin and dopamine elevation
  • Stress relief
  • Improvisation skills
  • Group unity
  • It’s just plain fun!

In my next post I’ll share our health and wellbeing link on our website. See you soon! Benjie

Olive Tree Markets – 6th April

Meet 10.30am for 11am start.

Run Sheet
11am – Band – 15mins of Performance
11.15am – Student Performance – Students join Performance
11.35am – All in facilitated Drum Circle (craziness begins
12 noon – End the Fun & Pack up

12.30pm LUNCH.

Port Stephens – Fresh 5Wk Drum Course


Hi Tribe!

The Port Stephens Tribe resets for another epic round of drumming next week (Nov 22nd). This time it’s only 5 awesome weeks of power packed rhythms (and there will be market performances too). Get on board and find your rhythm or deepen your journey now. Powerful, primal, but not exclusive to those with dreadlocks!

Did you know that our average class member is female between the ages of 35 and 70? In that demographic? Great! Come join us. If not! Come and create some diversity, never too old, too young or too inexperienced.

Rego online here: www.earthenrhythms.org/product/african-drumming-port-stephens-class/

More info here: http://www.earthenrhythms.org/african-drumming-classes/adults/

6 Drums to Xmas

 

 XMAS COUNT DOWN

We’re now on the count down to Xmas! There’s only 6 weeks left and that’s the perfect amount of time to lead up to the silly season with a drum course. Wednesday the 14th will see the last 6 week class begin with Benjie  and see out the year. We’re open for beginners to find their rhythm and those with some skill to deepen their understanding of the djembe and develop their techniques for better playing.

Keep an eye for what else is happening, because the schedule is full and the calendar will soon be updated.

Here’s the link and the details:

NEWCASTLE – WEDNESDAYS

Now located in Waratah

6 Week Drumming Class starts Wednesday November 14th 2018

Weekly Wednesday Evening Adults 6pm to 7.30pm
(Beginners & Intermediate Combined)