JPL invites you to take part in a series of programs geared toward lifelong learning and skill building for adults. In this series, community professionals, expert DIY-ers, and enthusiastic hobbyists will provide opportunities to try new experiences, learn valuable techniques, and engage with fellow community members. The Skill Share Series is for anyone and everyone - from those looking to save some green on that home project to the jack-of-all-trades hobbyist. All you need is a dash of passion for learning something new!
Join us Saturday, September 24th for the first in our Skill Share Series! This month we present the JPL Drum Circle.
Ever wanted to create your own music - or even just clap along to the beat without those awkward stares? Join Retired Music Educator and Percussionist, Rich Clark, for a quick dive into the joys of rhythm! Rich will provide instruction on how to count along with a song and create basic beats on any percussion instrument while demonstrating a wide variety of drums that you can bang on! Make sure to grab your spot in this exclusive JPL drum circle.
This session is geared toward neurodiverse adults and their caretakers.
All supplies provided. Registration is required.
Presenter Bio -
Rich is, first and foremost, a percussionist. He has been making noise on anything drum-like for over 50 years. He has played with various marching bands, drum corps, municipal bands, big band, and jazz organizations, as well as in the orchestra for multiple musicals in both the Quad Cities and St. Louis area. After 35 years as a middle school music teacher, Rich is now retired. He lives in St. Louis with his wife Amy and their two dogs, Roxie and Stanley. - but he is still banging on those drums every day!
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