We provide inspiration, information, services, and support relating to drums, drumming, drummers, percussion, rhythm, music, marimbas, world music, improvisation, practice, movement, and dance.
The Embodying Rhythm School of Percussive Arts is located just outside of Hotchkiss, CO and offers performances and educational opportunities for all ages and levels in a wide variety of percussion based music from around the world.
The Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble released their debut album, “Music for Everyday Life” in December 2018 with 10 original tunes by David Alderdice. The physical CD & digital download are available on CD Baby. The digital download is available on iTunes, Amazon and other such online music retailers as well as on Spotify. The physical CD is also available at several local NFV businesses: the Cirque, Root & Vine, and North Fork Family Dentistry.
Embodying Rhythm is dedicated to uplifting the entire human experience by helping to make music and music-making more and more accessible to individuals and groups through healing sounds, active listening, movement, the expansion of creative perceptions, and the lessons involved in learning and playing music with others.
Our goal is to assist people in deepening their relationship with life via the study and practice of all the universal applications that rhythm, percussion, music, and dance have to offer.
Who we are^
David Alderdice: Musician, multi-percussionist, drummer, performer, composer, teacher, father, and ethno-musicologist.
Arlyn Deva Alderdice: Percussionist, performer, dancer, teacher, mother, and aspiring herbalist.
What we do^
Deepening our relationship to rhythm and music through exploration and embodiment.
We also produce fun musical performance concerts and funky street parades.
To Embody Rhythm is to bring rhythm itself into our music, body, being, and life.
We believe that rhythm. . .
– is fundamental to the human soul.
– makes life better by providing a fuller experience of each moment.
– brings people together.
– can transform the world for the good of all.