Cornell W. Coley, M.Ed.
Arts & Diversity Educator, Therapeutic Drummer
Drum Circle Facilitator
Bandleader - Afrika Gente & VINTAGE- Sr's Latin Jazz
Africa, Caribbean, Brazil, US – Music, Dance & Culture
Drumming and Diversity Instructor
- K- 12 school, after-school, colleges, community centers, hospitals and medical centers
- therapeutic drum circles for schools, hospitals, clinics and youth centers
Cultural Curriculum Developer
- African Diaspora (scattering from the homeland) in the US, Caribbean, Mexico, South & Central America & Brazil
Solo Performer - "A Fascinating Rhythm" interactive program with drums & folkloric instruments, dance and songs - for all ages
Bandleader - "Afrika Gente" band --- Latin jazz, zouk, soca, soucous, afro-beat, jazz and samba
"VINTAGE" band - Latin, jazz & pop for senior living centers
“…A reflective, insightful individual who brings to his work in the arts, in education and in the community a genuine understanding of the creative process.”
Linda Beardsley, Massachusetts Department of Education
" ...fantastic and a great personality. Refocused the energy on the unit. Favorite by far! ... great job getting many of us out of our shell."
Butler Hospital, RI
"Exceeded my expectations! The audience participation component also made the performance especially memorable."
Brooke DiGiovanni Evans, Education Specialist, Peabody Essex Museum - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
"...I am not quite sure how you managed to get such a large array of novice percussionists and dancers to all work together...it was magic!... participation all the way from the back row!"
AAnn Hbrowshy - Worcester Public Library
2015 - CURRENT & COMING UP!
SOLO PERFORMANCE & WORKSHOPS
"A Fascinating Rhythm"
Medical Missions for Children June 6
Workshops - Afro-Latin Drumming
DNE Summer Camp August 2128
Hyde Square Task Force
Musicians in Community (MIC) 2012 - Present
CLASS Inc. Wlimington & Andover Spring - Fall 2015
~ therapeutic drumming - adults with Autism
~ Wellfleet Green Beats Summer Program July - since '09
~ Phillips Brooks House Association June - August
First Teacher-Boston Plan for Excellence June 20
New! DRUM CLASSES New!
~Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:45
~Hyde Sq Task Force studio - red building behind 361 Centre St Jamaica Plain, MA
~class card or drop-in. ~ beginner/intermediate ~
TODDLER & PRE-SCHOOL DRUMMING
Since 2005 ~ Toddler Drum Circle facilitator at Spontaneous Celebrations Community Center in Jamaica Plain, MA
* the last Saturday of each month - otherwise facilitated by Jaymz Purtle
~ also booking upon request~
Unquity House Senior Center, Milton - Summer TBA
Blessed Sacrament Church Steps, Jamaica Plain - May 9, 2015
Art Week w Hyde Sq. Task Force - June 23
Goddard House Senior Center - August 20, 2015
"SUN BAR" Fairmont Corridor Public Art & Music Project 2015
w/ Shaw Pong Liu www.shawpong.com
Mattapan Bus Line "T" Stops - May 29, June 5 & 12