Soft Percussion Circle
by Annie Aronson
to the frame drum, tibetan bowls, chimes, shakers, etc... Playing in
a percussion circle is a great way for both musicians and non-musicians
to make music. This circle differs from most drum circles because it
focuses on slow meditative rhythms and the skill of listening to others
in the circle.
Annie started playing hand drums over 10 years ago
when she moved to Berkeley and experienced her first drum circle. Since
then she has continued to explore rhythm through studying a variety of
drumming styles including Middle Eastern, African and improvisational.
She has studied with Mary Ellen Donald, Mika Scott and Glen Velez. She
currently specializes in frame drumming, and is the percussionist as
well as singer and songwriter for her folk duo, Hobbyhorse.