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My Great Mentor Doug Sole

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“Jeff’s dedication to music, drumming and his community has now been expanded with a great addition with his new publication, The Spirit of World Drumming! The energy of drumming is always with Jeff and he is aware of the most important value in group drumming ….. To SERVE! Congratulations Jeff!” Doug Sole - Author, Speaker & Canada’s Premier Drum Circle Facilitator


Dame Evelyn Glennie

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"Your work is truly invaluable and you more than anyone will know first hand that the participation in sound, music and all its components really is our daily medicine. Clearly you have affected so many people in such positive ways and I personally want to thank you for all you are doing - you are giving something that is quite frankly priceless." World Renowned percussionist, Motivational Speaker, Award Winning Documentary "Touch the Sound"


Paul DeLong

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“Jeff Stewart has created a veritable bible for anyone interested in participating in or facilitating drum circles. The material is laid out simply and clearly and with a very enthusiastic spirit. You can feel his joy in sharing his considerable knowledge.” Paul DeLong - Studio/Session drummer, Educator (Humber College), Author, Clinician -World Wide, Performs all forms of music that ranges from Rock (Kim Mitchell) - musical theatre - funk - fusion - jazz, one of Canada’s best drummers


Denny Christianson

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“You are to be commended for all of your hard work, and for the caring and sharing attitude you put forth to your students - the inspiration and musical opportunities which you offer to your kids is the cornerstone of music education. Keep up your superlative efforts- congratulations!!” best wishes, Denny Christianson Director, Music Program Humber College


David Courtemanche

 

"Thanks to the Sudbury Community Drum Circle for giving a voice to the emotional energy of the Shave for the Record. The pulse of this wonderful event was brought to life by the power and spirit of the drum circle." Mayor David Courtemanche


Mauricio Montecinos

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"Jeff facilitates a very interactive community drum circle with hand drums and percussion instruments from around the world. He teaches with passion but also with technicality for all ages and levels too. As a drum kit player and percusssionist he plays with dedication in many styles including Afro-Latin music". Mauricio Montecinos, Recording Performing Artist/Global Music Productions, Ont. Canada 2006 www.mauricio.ca


Jennifer Salo

 

"Jeff Stewart and Spirit of the World Drumming Group was a real hit with the 2006 Earth Day Festival crowd. They are a dynamic group who perform really well together and who demonstrate great synergy and enthusiasm. They demonstrate the kind of teamwork we need to conserve and protect our environment. They were uplifting and left the crowd energized and wanting to hear more of the groups earthly rhythmical beats." Jennifer Salo, Sudbury Earth Day Committee Chair and NDCA Source Water Protection Communications Specialist, Sudbury, Ontario


Irish Heritage Club of Sudbury

 

“On behalf of the Irish heritage Club of Sudbury I wish to express our sincere appreciation for your presentation in your personal story and also that of your talented Drum Circle Group. Wish you all our endeavours . We hope to promote the importance of Organ Donor Awareness and many who are waiting will get that “second chance” at life.” Irish Heritage Club of Sudbury


Sue Verrilli

 

“On behalf of the patients on the Intensive Rehabilitation Unit, I would like to thank you for leading us in a Drum Circle on July 12, 2005. The experience was both therapeutic for all that attended. As you know, the purpose of the group is to allow patients to actively participate in a functional activity, while providing the opportunity to be supportive of each other within the environment of the hospital. Trying activities with new limitations is sometimes quite overwhelming for patients when they come to rehab; you allowed people to do an activity and feel both safe and successful. It is positive experiences such as drumming circle that helps people to become more independent and prepare for their discharge from the hospital. We hope you will come back soon with your drums.” Sue Verrilli Recrational Therapist Sudbury regional Hospital


Ralph McIntosh

 

“Thank you … for making our first Music Toolbox a success! We appreciate the time you have taken to share your knowledge and expertise with your colleagues!” Ralph McIntosh RDSB Arts Education Coordinator


Noreen Coombs

 

“On behalf of the OMEA Board of Directors, CMIEC and the Reprise 2005 organizing committee, I wish to extend to you our sincere appreciation and gratitude for sharing your time and expertise as a presenter at Reprise 2005. These annual conferences provide invaluable assistance and support for our delegates and we are proud to be able to offer workshops led by clinicians of such a high calibre as yourself. Thank you for your dedication to the continuation of music education in Ontario.” Noreen Coombs Director/Chair of Clinicians/Educator OMEA (Onatrio Music Educators Association)


“Thank you for sharing your drumming expertise with our Upbeat 2003 (OMEA) delegates. Bravo!”

 

“Thank you for sharing your drumming expertise with our Upbeat 2003 (OMEA) delegates. Bravo!” Mary Consens Chair of Clinicia


Judith Woodsworth

 

“On behalf of Laurentian University, I would like to thank you for your participation in the Human Spirit Concert in aid of the South East Asia Tsunami victims that was held on January 30, 2005.” Judith Woodsworth, Ph.D. President


Tara Brady

 

“The Children's Program would not have been the same without you guys!!! I've heard nothing but positive feedback regarding the drumming-and the kids loved it! Say hello to Jeff for me and again THANK YOU!!!! Stay in touch!” Tara Brady Program Coordinator XV World Transplant Games, Summer 2005


“The vibration of the drum helps release tension, stress throughout my body. Sometimes it is instant release while other times it occurs slowly.”

 

“The vibration of the drum helps release tension, stress throughout my body. Sometimes it is instant release while other times it occurs slowly.” William R. Morin Birds of Pray Create: images with a message Professional Visual Artist, Energetic Educator, Cultural Consultant, Passionate Problem Solver. Sudbury, Ontario Phone: 1-705-561-8004, toll free:1-877-248-4133 Email: willpower@ontera.net Website: birdsofpraycreate.com


“The community drum circle is a testament to what can be accomplished, in a short period of time, among a group of people from many different age groups, experience levels and backgrounds. Obviously the “spirit of the drum” is in us all; the facilitator guides it and shapes it into a communal, enlightening event.”

 

“The community drum circle is a testament to what can be accomplished, in a short period of time, among a group of people from many different age groups, experience levels and backgrounds. Obviously the “spirit of the drum” is in us all; the facilitator guides it and shapes it into a communal, enlightening event.” Rosemarie Mirfield Dedicated Drum Circle Participant


Christine Stevens

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“To Jeff, Thank you for inspiring me & so many people with your story and passion. Happy Drumming, Christine Stevens UpBeat Drum Circles, California.” *MT-BC, MSW, MA music therapist, Author and is one of the WORLD’s best Drum Circle Facilitators