Wow! Who would have ever thought that I would fall in love with DRUMMING! Well, drumming for health and wellness that is. My sister, Jackie St. Cyr, introduced me to drumming. She thought that it would be something I could add to my work with the senior communites in addition to my singing for them.
My sister and I drove to Austin for the HealthRHYTHMS training with REMO. Dr. Barry Bittman, one of the creators of the program, remembered me from my training with him for a Yamaha piano wellness program called Clavinova Connection. I went to say hello to him before the training began
and then he told me to lead the drum circle.
"What? Me? Lead the drum circle?"
I had never even been to a drum circle, besides the one my sister had led. I didn't have a clue what to do.
Barry and Christine Stevens, the third great mentor in my life, gave me some instructions, I went out there, did what they told me to do, and lo and behold, the group followed my lead!
I was hooked from that moment on...
It was the most amazing experience!
I came home from the training inspired and ready to make a difference in peoples lives with this new HealthRHYTHMS program. I blazed the trail for drum circles for wellness
with the senior community in Houston, TX.
Now I am branching out to the workplace environments
as well as education. I love drumming!
Pictures below are from my training, drumming coaches and mentors,
as well as a few photos from the many drum circles I have facilitated.
Coaches and Colleagues