The very first drum circle at grooveKSQ will happen on Sunday, October 21st, 7pm sharp. This event is co-lead by Emily Spahr and Caryn Cziriak. We are limited to 20 seats, so please reserve your space in advance! Click here to reserve your spot. Teacher bios after the jump….
Emily Spahr has been a board certified music therapist since 1997. She knew she wanted to use music as a way to connect with people and studied at Temple University to make that her reality. While at Temple U, she studied percussion with Professor Glen Steele and particularly loved to play the marimba. After graduation Emily began to seek out drum circle workshops and experiences to learn more, play more, and grow more. She discovered an entire subculture of amazing people who loved to connect using their instruments and their rhythms. The wonderful thing about the world of drum circles, is anyone can join in and participate and benefit regardless of their past drumming experience.
Caryn Cziriak has been a musician most of her life. A hand drumming enthusiast since the late 90's, Caryn has studied with various teachers, including Glen Velez, Menes Yahudah of Tam Tam Mandingue, Mangue Sylla, M'Bembe Bangoura, and master drummers Mamady Keita, and Famoudou Konate.
Caryn teaches both general rhythm workshops and traditional West African rhythms for djembe and dunun in a way that makes even beginning drummers feel at ease. She also regularly facilitates a community drum circle at Pebble Hill Church in Doylestown, PA. She has served as Artistic Director of Patagun!, Inchantations, and Infinite Blessing music ensembles, and can be found online at spiritfoli.com