Dave "Drumhead" Curry lead his first public drum circle in 2001, and since then has expanded his activities under the name of "Drums For One & All", to include facilitating drumming events, teaching workshops and private lessons, giving live drumming and musical performances, and doing drum repairs. Over the past 17 years, Dave has lead more than a thousand drum circles and workshops for schools, colleges, churches, retreat centers and other organizations across New England.
For regular monthly events, Dave hosts the popular FreeDrum, which he affectionately refers to as his "rock and roll" drum circle -- known for it's high energy improvisational style. On the calmer side is SpiritDrum, which is a meditative and intimate gathering for quieter instruments.
For annual events, Dave teaches hand drumming classes through the Assabet continuing adult education program, both in the spring and fall sessions. Dave also is a co-creator and co-organizer of the long running Eastern Massachusetts Rhythm Festival which is entering its 14th season. Other high-profile events include leading drummers for the annual Jimmy Fund Marathon Walk, Boston Figment, and the Attleboro Winter Night Festival.
Dave's drumming skills cover a wide range of cultural traditions, styles and instrumentation. In particular, he enjoys playing West African djembe and dununs, and also Middle Eastern doumbek and frame drums. His drum performances often find him accompanying belly dancers and "flow artists" (hula hoop dancers, poi spinners, fire spinners, etc).
Not limited to hand drums, Dave also sings, plays guitar, bass, didgeridoo, Native American wooden flutes, harmonium, shruti and kalimba. He is able to perform as a "one man band", often in the capacity of providing live meditative music for yoga classes.
Over the years, Dave has been refining his "High Vibrations" events, a unique multi-modal group experience which brings together all of his facilitation and musical talents to include gentle body movement, guided meditation, trance drumming, sacred chant and healing sound bath immersion.
Dave moderates the Drums For One & All group page on Facebook, which is an open forum for anyone interested in hand drumming and drum circles. The group helps its 900+ members stay informed of drumming events around the central New England region.
~ To learn more about Dave and DFOA ~
Facebook: look for "Dave Drumhead Curry"
Drum Lodge w/ Dave Curry
"Drum Lodge", and it will be modeled
> the concept of the Native American sweat lodge, but will involve a
> combination of drumming, chanting, body movement and meditation. Cost
> would be $20 per adult.
To register contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for Drum Lodge are Feb. 10, May 12,August 11& November 10th 2019