Special Drums4Special Kids

I have been happily teaching music since 1997 to a wide variety of communities and I have always had a heart for my students with special needs. It has been my dream to create a safe space for these friends where they can express themselves with high quality instruments tailored to their exact needs.

Drum circles are a powerful  venue which require no precious knowledge or skills. Coming together in community, no matter the size, helps us all grow physically, spiritually and emotionally.

My goal of $5,000 will cover the cost of my dream drum set (plus a few other supplemental instruments) and administrations fees. The set that I want elminiantes high frequencies which would be very cool for my friends who are on the spectrum.
You can see a demo here: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=remo+drums+comfort+sounds&view=detail&mid=C16B811FB4CC4480997FC16B811FB4CC4480997F&FORM=VIRE

And here https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=remo+drums+comfort+sounds&&view=detail&mid=2F81EED6AB2E6EC9BF452F81EED6AB2E6EC9BF45&rvsmid=C16B811FB4CC4480997FC16B811FB4CC4480997F&FORM=VDMCNR

If you find yourself inclined to help me, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/hoy-hugs&rcid=r01-154049136537-6bd7315b8d094f7c&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w and I will gladly set you up with a free drum circle session for you and your friends and/or family.

Music is a powerful tool for mental, physical and spiritual wellness and it has brought great healing in to my life. My passion is to bring this same gift to you!


My name is Sue and I’m a music teacher, 
I’m kinda, ya know, a legendary creature, 
I’ve taught all kinds from young to old,  
But lately, my luck’s been running cold. 
See, I moved from my school in the Midwest, 
Where I worked with people who are the best! 
But since my move to the sunny left coast, 
I can’t find one single music ed post! 
Plus, all my money’s its done run out 
And it’s time for Sue go to get bailed out. 
But have no fear, I’ve a good thought, 
Start a business of something I’ve already taught. 
Drumming circles, I know it sounds trippy, 
You’re probably thinking of patchouli and hippies. 
Science says it release endorphins, 
It’ll decrease all that pain you’re sportin’ 
Don't forget about your immune system, 
You’ll feel connected, now please just listen! 
Most important is your attitude, 
We live in a world that feels down right crude, 
But when you’re drumming with your friends or your family 
You leave behind all that anxiety. 
So, join my cause to help folks out; 
Teachers, lawyers, kids and Scouts. 
One dollar at a time to get the capitol, 
Let’s all make my debt laughable! 
Free drum sessions to any donor 
Once I am a drum set owner! 
 Bachelors in Music Education
Masterts in the Art of Teaching
15+ years of music education classroom experience

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Susan Marie
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

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