I have been playing and learning about drumming for over 30 years now. Previous to that I studied Afro-Caribbean and Jazz dance in Barbados and Alberta. Much of my early learning experience was through Babatunde Olatunji and his Drums of Passion performance group.
I gave also studied under Gordy and Zoe Ryan, his main drummer and dancer, Dido "Dr. Drum" Frances, Quatzi Ijiro, Sal Ferraris and Ray Rothschild.
I was involved with Earth Week in the 90s, helping organize a drumming festival on the Causeway in Victoria. At this time I was facilitating drumming circles with street kids in downtown Victoria.
I have been involved with choirs over the last 20 years, performing with them in various churches and halls. As well I have been able to incorporate the drum in to counseling work I was involved in.
Drumming and singing for me has been an important part of my life journey, and I continue to find ways to enhance the experience.