FACILITATOR JOANNE CROFFORD – A little more Cowbell Please
Joanne has experienced the positive effects of drumming on the development of music, language, communication, community building, and personal development. Known for creating a relaxed environment where everyone feels welcome to contribute. Joanne co-facilitates The Regina Drum Circle with Music Educator Marlene Hinz, teaches in-store Professional Development for teachers and community facilitators, hosts workshops with Qu’Appelle Health Region Caring Hearts Camp, and The Drumming for Growth program for youth in supported living programs. Workshops, drum circles, and training retreats, for church, school, community, corporate, festivals, and Creative Kids programs. Has studied drumming with traditional drummers from Africa, Cuba, Brazil, and the Middle East and has completed an ORFF and World Music program and more recently the DRUMBEAT program developed by the Holyoake Institute of Australia, which includes increased therapeutic content with the drum as a life metaphor and learning tool. Founder of Cathedral Village Drum Circle 1996, Chair of major drum events including Heartbeat – Grey Cup 1995, Cathedral Arts Festival Drum Extravaganza, Ba Da Boom, Children’s Festival and Exhibition shows Odyssey and Beauty and the Bog, and most recently “Drumming the Village” – the first ever youth drum festival in Regina, and continuing community drum activities. Performance history includes The Ghanadians with master drummer Joseph Ashong and husband Victor Tiede. Performed in Skin & Bone, Bandja, Jambalay, and the Tuesday Night Jam, supporting multi-cultural fundraisers for education, women’s health, and aids in Africa, and Cancer research, prevention, and treatment in Saskatchewan.
Owner of Boomtown Drums, 1801 Retallack St. Regina, Sk. 306- 537-7181. Open 11:30 am to 4:00 pm Thurs, Fri, Sat. or by appointment. We are known for our dependable and good sounding Drums and Percussion at affordable prices.
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