Rhythm Playshop

Rhythm Playshop

Sunday, September 26th at 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Paonia Town Park


During this fun and engaging rhythm experience, we will focus on embodying rhythms through rhythmic vocalizations, hand gestures and stepping cycles. We will be using the traditional South Indian rhythm practice of Solkattu to deepen our relationship with rhythm, music and life. Through this practice we will delve deeper into the awareness of feeling rhythm as a full body experience. This fun phrase-centered approach aids musicians of all kinds to get the visceral sensations of many different rhythmic applications from the naturally occurring universal concepts and musical uses of internalizing pulse, subdivisions, syncopation, cross-rhythms, and poly-rhythms.


David Alderdice

David Alderdice is a multi-instrumentalist, educator, recording artist, performer, composer, musical coach, father, wilderness backpacking guide and enthusiastic rhythmist. David is the co-founder and lead teacher for the Embodying Rhythm School of Percussive Arts and is the artistic director and producer of the World Music in Paradise Concert and In-school Outreach Series. He is the musical director for the Delta County Celebrate the Beat in-school residency programs and he co-leads the Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble and the NFV Community and Parade Band. David gives inspirational talks on living a musical life and delivered a TEDx talk entitled “Rhythm and Shifting our Perceptions” in February 2016.


Arlyn Deva Alderdice

Arlyn is the co-founder of The Embodying Rhythm School of Percussive Arts and The Embodying Rhythm Marimba Project. She is also a teacher, performer, and administrator. Arlyn is a mother and finds much resource and healing in nature through gardening, hiking, camping, and backpacking. She has been teaching rhythm classes since 2016 and loves to empower women to explore rhythm and drumming.