Cornell W. Coley, M.Ed.
Arts & Diversity Educator, Therapeutic Drummer
Drum Circle Facilitator
Africa, Caribbean, Brazil, US – Music, Dance & Culture
CORNELL W. COLEY, M.Ed.
~ HealthRHYTHMS Trained
~ Drum Circle Facilitator's Guild Certified
~ NEST Approved for Touring
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
“…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
CURRENT & COMING UP!
SOLO PERFORMANCE, WORKSHOPS 2013
"A Fascinating Rhythm"
~ Springfield Museum - July 11 1:00 PM
~ Boston Public Library, Central - July 31 10:30 AM
~Nauset High School, Cape Cod - Fall 2013
~ Art of Black Dance & Music 38th Anniversary - October 5, 2013
Reggie Lewis Center
Tewksbury Hospital July - August 2013
~ therapeutic drumming - focus on Huntington's disease & brain damage
Boston Public Schools September 2013 - June 2014
~Ellis Elementary School * funded by EdVestors, BPS Arts Expansion
~UP Academy Middle School, South Boston
~Nauset High School, Cape Cod Fall 2013
~Hyde Square Task Force - Musicians in Community (MIC) ~ ongoing
ADULT DRUM CIRCLES
Handreach Healing Arts - Beat Bridage Drum Circle Facilitator
1st Tuesday each month 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Spontaneous Celebrations 45 Danforth St. Jamaica Plain, MA
TODDLER & PRE-SCHOOL DRUM CIRCLES
8 Years Experience as the Toddler Drum Circle facilitator at Spontaneous Celebrations Community Center
~Now Booking Upon Request~
June 10 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Connolly Library, Jamaica Plain, MA
June 15 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Unquity House Res, for Elderly, Milton, MA
June 20 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Boston Main Streets~Annual Fundraiser
Strand Theater, Dorchester, MA
July 13 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Waltham Farmer's Market (trio)
July 26 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Sustainability Guild, Boston Community Garden
191 Bowdoin St. Dorchester, MA
July 27 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Egleston Square Farmer's Market, Lady of Lourdes Church
August 24 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Roslindale Farmer's Market , Roslindale Sq.
Washington St., Roslindale
August 27 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Linden Ponds Senior Residences, Hingham, MA
August 30 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Cleary Square "Traffic Jam" series, Hyde Park, MA