Community Celebration with Sound Healer John Dumas

John Dumas on Flute

I have been blessed to have a connection to a man of tremendous integrity, inspiration, and enthusiasm: my friend John Dumas. Not only has John been an inspiration to me as I learn to play the flute more proficiently, but I am also in the process of learning how to play the didgeridoo thanks to his […]

Ritual and Renewal: The Element of Water

Ocean and Rainbow

In the song “Rock Star” by Nickelback, there are a couple of lines that hit home with some things I’ve heard from others and, quite frankly, some things I feel from time to time. The song is about a guy who wants to change his life but feels it’s too late, so he’s asking for […]

Toby Rocking in Miami

Master Diago and Toby Drumming

Arriving in a New City I was recently in Miami. It was one of the most enjoyable trips I’ve taken to a new territory in a very long time. The hospitality of my hosts, the quality of the people I met, were beyond compare. One of the most interesting people I met on this trip […]

History: The Life of the Drum

Toby Drumming in Africa

The Drum has a place in the lives of many people throughout the world. It can manifest energy or represent gods. The Drum holds ancient energy, which beckons to the soul and calls for indigenous remembrance. The Menomini, Native American from Wisconsin, believe the Drum is a strong force in the world that should always […]