Ken Crampton

Artist, Facilitator, Event Designer and Teacher has over 20 years experience in Building Community through the Rhythm and Arts.  Ken has helped develop communities and events such as First Fridays (a monthly gallery hop), First Night Fredericksburg (founding member), The Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (founding director).  Schools (pre through college), Libraries, Banks, Festivals, Church Retreats, Adult Care Facilities, and Corporations have all included Everybody Drum into their events as workshops, icebreakers or keynote presentations.  Working with the various communities, we design successful programs that are fun, enlightening and exciting!  Ken has trained with Arthur Hull, Babatunde Olatunji, Mamady Keita, Keith Terry, Kalani, Essa Grayson, and Jaqui MacMillan and is a graduate of HealthRHYTHMS, Village Music Circles, and Drum Circle Music.

My name is Ken Crampton; I have been drumming since the day I was born.  It wasn’t until 1986 that I bought my first drum and started collecting drums and percussion.  It was then I realized that the music played from our hearts is the orchestra of life! I began holding Community Drum Circles and studying with teachers from other cultures.  I spent many years studying, facilitating and teaching throughout the United States.  I have seen the rhythms wake dementia patients from their slumber and allow family members to once again commune in communication with family and friends.  It has taken the teens angst and turned it to joy!  Everybody Drum has joined business individuals in unity through rhythm and the arts.  Our programs have been used as icebreakers, community entertainment and for therapeutic purposes.  We have helped organizations develop their own programs and assisted them in securing instruments.  Our programs can be as colorful as the organizations want from costuming to the performance Everybody Drum offers lasting impressions on the individual and community.

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