David Alderdice is a multi-instrumentalist musician, educator, recording artist, performer, arranger, composer, musical coach, concert curator, Tedx speaker, father, enthusiastic rhythmist, and founder of the Embodying Rhythm School of Percussive Arts. He is the producer and artistic director of the World Music in Paradise Concert Series at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia, Colorado. His world music series also features educational workshops and a lot of in-school musical outreach programs to benefit the local students and schools. David leads the Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble (which has a lot of instruments besides just marimbas in the band) and is excited for the release of their debut album featuring a bunch of David’s original compositions in December of 2018. David has had the honor of studying privately with many great teachers including Francis Thompson, Ed Soph, Glen Velez, Layne Redmond, and Jon Seligman. David’s musical expertise includes many diverse styles on drum set, frame drums, marimbas, melodica, and auxiliary percussion with a focus in jazz studies, dance accompaniment, groove-ability, ensemble playing, and ethnomusicology. David Spends a fair amount of time in the local schools either working with students in the band classes, providing musical outreach concerts, or doing in-school music &/or dance residencies. One of his main goals as a musician and educator is to help make music and music making more accessible to anyone and everyone. David’s teaching focuses mainly on the musical, creative, experimental, improvisatory, healing, universal, and interdisciplinary concepts of rhythm and the percussive arts.