Alex Wedmedyk

Alex Wedmedyk is a facilitator of self-healing and spiritual growth workshops, using the power of rhythm. He is a Master Drummaker, Drummer, Workshop Facilitator, and Craftsman. He connects with compassion and deep understanding to the struggles and challenges of everyday life with a proactive, simple solution-oriented methodology. In his workshop he integrates the methods of shamanism, with ecstatic trance rhythms as well as rhythms for fun-fulfillment. In this process which he calls "Rhythmical Attunement", Alex uses sound therapy (Cymatics) to help people shed patterns of ill health, dissatisfaction and dysfunction and create a new healthy, more complete self. "Our inner strengths and outer powers are directly related to how well we move through our lives in rhythm". Alex started his career as a professional craftsman in the early 70s working in leather and brass, and then in sterling silver jewelry. In the early 90s, he began making drums and chose drumming as his main form of creative expression. After a spiritual awakening, he shifted his focus from business to the hidden secrets of rhythm. Alex has studied with many teachers and master drummers, over the past 15 years. He has performed and done workshops at many gatherings, schools, and public venues, and he has been a ritual drummer and various Earth Spirit Ceremonies.

Alex can be contacted by email at earthrhythm [at] gmail [dot] com

Drum Building & Repair

This two day workshop begins with a ceremony to remind us of our connection to the Source and to honor the gifts from the Earth that will become our drums. Then you will craft your own drum to completed form. This includes choosing your own natural wood drum shell and hide, complete assembly and a lesson in making “diamonds” to keep the drum tight and tuned. All drums will come with a heavy fabric belt strap to wear when playing. Prices will vary with the type of drum picked to construct.

Path of the Drum - the Art of Drum as a Lifestyle

Finding the extension of your voice in a drum. I will share helpful hints on how to select the drum that’s right for you. I will give instructions on preventative maintenance and "first aid" measures you can take to keep your drum in good shape. Becoming rhythm. Being of the moment. Understanding your drum. Being one with your drum.

Rehead your own drum

If you already have a drum and need to put a new head on, you will learn all you will need to know to do it yourself. Call Alex for pricing and availability. 440-668-2298 or Erhythm3@aol.com.

West African Drum Rhythms

Learn the many parts of a West African rhythm. Polyrhythms bring out the true power of the drums. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate drummer, you will have no problem picking up the various rhythms. Let the power of sound guide your hands to break through the your barriers. If you can let go, you will play without thought getting in the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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