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Listed below are contacts for organizations with whom Dr. Woodson is affiliated. They can be contacted directly regarding his services and/or products as listed on the first line of each contact.


Making African Musical
Instruments for African Schools

Professor J. H. Kwabena Nketia
C/O Andrews Agyemfra-Tetty
University of Ghana
P.O. Box LG 25
Legon, Ghana
Making African Musical
Instruments for African Schools

Mosunmola Omibiyi-Obidike, Ph.D.
Center for African Studies
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Nigeria


Roots of Rhythm Teacher Workshops
Frank Thompson, Owner
AZ Rhythm Connection
9699 N. Hayden Road 108, Suite 156
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 607-1994
Drum Circles and Instrument Making
John Vack, Executive Director
Arizona Lost Boys and Girls Center
[Lost Boys of Sudan]
1918 W. Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 262-2300


Woodson Handle Leg Connectors
Invention for Sound Shapes

Bruce Jacoby, Education
Remo, Inc.
28101 Industry Dr.
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 294-6600
World Drumming Teacher Workshops
Mike Demenno, Manager
Remo Recreational Music Center
7308 Coldwater Canyon
North Hollywood, CA 91605
(818) 982-0461
Roots of Rhythm Partnership and
Teacher Workshops

Communications & Resources Manager
Cultural Journeys/Roots of Rhythm
International House of Blues Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 769-6528
World Drumming Teacher Workshops
Dr. Jacqueline DjeDje, Professor
UCLA Ethnomusicology Department
2539 Schoenberg Music Building
Box 951657
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1657
(310) 206-1096
K-8 School Assemblies and Workshops
Manager, Community Programs - ArtsTeach
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2122 x4330
World Drumming Teacher
Workshops Grant Support

Strategic Partnerships, Public Affairs and Government Relations
International Music Products Association (NAMM)
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Three Week Residency in Yogyakarta, Java
Judy Mitoma, Director, Professor
UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance
Department of World Arts and Cultures
120 Westwood Plaza, Suite 188B
Los Angeles, Ca 90095-7173
(310) 206-8632 
K-8 School Assemblies
Michael Solomon, Program Director
Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-3394  
Trips to Iraq 2008-2009 and
Workshops for Lost Boys of Sudan

Christine Stevens, music therapist
Up Beat Drum Circles
P.O. Box 55245
Valencia, CA 91385-0245 
K-8 Programs
Theresa Willis, Director
Design for Sharing
My Special World
University of California, Los Angeles
(310) 825-7681
Arts For All - Roots of Rhythm Professional Development, Los Angeles, CA
Megan Kirkpatrick, Senior Manager, Arts for All Los Angeles County Arts Commission
1055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90017
P: (213) 202-3949
F: (213) 580-0017


Roots of Rhythm Teacher Workshops
Thomas F. Bracy, Executive Director
Merit School of Music
Joy Faith Knapp Music Center
38 South Peoria Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
312.267.4482 Direct
773.682.7681 Cell


Roots of Rhythm Teacher Workshop
Ed Gaus, Owner
Bongo Boy Music School
8481 Bash St. Suite 1100
Indianapolis, IN 46250
(317) 595-9065


World Musical Instrument Making Residency
Jeannie Park, Director
Yayasan Bagong Kussudiardja
Yogyakarta, Java


World Instrument Making - Ashti Drum Project
Mohammed Toqif, Program Director
Kurdistan Save the Children
Sulaymānīyah, Iraq

new york

Book Publishing
Robie Rogge, Publishing Manager
Special Publications
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
6 East 82nd Street
New York, New York 10028
(212) 570-3714
United Nations
Professor Barbara Hesser
Co-Editor of the Compendium and Vice President of Creative Arts as a Global Resource
See Compendium "Music as a Global Resource" that includes descriptions of Roots of Rhythm and Drums of Humanity Launched January 25, 2012 at International Council for Caring Communities and UN Habitat event entitled "the Age of Connectivity: Cities Magnets for Hope," and to be listed on United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) See MAGR.
Kronos Quartet Play-Along Concert
Lisa Beth Vettoso, Manager
Family Programs and Special Projects
The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019
(212) 903-9796


K-8 Programs: Music and Science
Blake Andres, Education Director
Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 696-4376
Teacher Workshops
Marilyn Bokrass, Manager
Kent State University
College of Continuing Studies
(330) 672-8658
Roots of Rhythm Teacher Workshops
Karl Dustman, Co-Executive Director
Percussion Marketing Council
Dustman and Associates
P.O. Box 33252
Cleveland, Oh 44133
(440) 374-7006
K-8 Programs and Parade the Circle
Nan Eisenberg, Manager
Cleveland Museum of Art
Department of Education and Public Programs
Community Arts Department Parade the Circle
(216) 707-2483
Teacher Music/Science Workshop
Lynn Hogue, Professor
Miami University - Chemical Engineering
(513) 727-3421
Teacher Workshops
Bill Lavezzi, Director
North Eastern Ohio Education Association
5422 E. 96th St Sute 200
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
(440) 845-2030 
Roots of Rhythm Workshops and
K-12 World Musical Instrument Making

Tammy Merrell, Administrative Secretary
Campus President's Office
Cuyahoga Community College
2900 Community College Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Roots of Rhythm Teacher Workshop
Graduate Credits

Lawrence D. Pfrogner, Director
Director of Professional Development Services
University Center/Ashland
1005 N. Abbe Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035
K-8 Programs
Oulanje Regan, Program Manager
Greater Columbus Arts Council
(614) 221-8625
Teacher Workshops
Krista Warner, Director
Summer Sessions
Xavier University
3800 Victory Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45207-3123
(513) 745-3601
K-8 Programs
Brenda Zacharias
Medina County Fine Arts Tours
(330) 723-6393 Ext. 101


Student and Teacher Workshops
Iluminada Sterns, Executive Director,
One World Theater
7701 Bee Cave Road
Austin, Texas 78746

washington d.c.

Roots of Rhythm and Instrument
Making Workshops

Sandy Fridy, Program Manager
MENC: The National Association for Music Education
1806 Robert Fulton Drive
Reston, VA 20191

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