Encouraging the musical soul in our rural haven

RSS A: 70 Main Street, Greenwich NY 12834
RSS B: 90 Broad Street, Schuylerville NY 12871
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Rural Soul News


5/7/2017: African Dance and Drum with M’Bemba Bangoura and Michael Markus!

Get ready for African Dance and Drumming Classes with M’Bemba Bangoura, accompanied by Wula President Michael Markus!

Sunday, May 7th 2017
Burton Hall: 1071 NY-40, Greenwich, NY (Easton Town Hall)

12:30-1:30 Introduction to West African Music!  
Demonstration and drumming participation for all ages and abilities.

1:45-2:30 pm Family African Read More


April-June 2017: Youth Drumming Program

Rural Soul Rhythm Keepers

For kids aged 9 and up
Rural Soul, 90 Broad Street, Schuylerville
8 Mondays: April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22; June 5, 12, 19.
No rehearsal on May 29 (Memorial Day)
5:00-5:45 pm
Chelsie Henderson, instructor

$80 for 8 classes
Registration and payment due by Read More


Spring Break 2017: Rural Soul and Revibe “Creative Arts and Community Service”

Creative Arts and Community Service:
Rural Soul and Revibe Spring Break Program

Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 21

9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rural Soul Studio: 90 Broad Street, Schuylerville

$160 per child
Scholarships available; sliding scale fee option also available for families with 2 or more children.
Registration … Read More


3/30/2017: Schuylerville Ukulele Meet Up #2

Our next meet up is on the books! A time and place – Thursday evenings once a month at Rural Soul Studio – dedicated to bringing together our area’s ukulele enthusiasts. 

All levels and experiences are welcomed. Ages 12 and up. 

No experience with “meet ups”? No worries. Please come Read More


11/28/16 African Drumming Classes for Kids: November – December 2016

For kids ages 7-12
Rural Soul, 90 Broad Street, Schuylerville
4 Mondays: November 28; December 5, 12, 19
5:00 – 5:30 pm

$32 for 4 week program
Chelsie Henderson, instructor

Drums included!  Please bring your own if you have one.
Registration & payment due by Friday, November 25.
chelsie@ruralsoul.com, 518.852.1329
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11/3/16 African Drum Maintenance Workshop

Rural Soul Studio, 90 Broad Street, Schuylerville
Thursday, November 3
6:30-7:30 pm

Bring your drum!
Registration & payment due by Tuesday, November 1.
chelsie@ruralsoul.com; 518.852.1329

Learn how to care for your African drums with the area’s premier African drum builder, Wayne White.  You will leave this workshop with the Read More


10/26/16 Beginner African Drumming Classes for Adults: Fall Session 2016

Rural Soul Studio, 90 Broad Street, Schuylerville
4 Wednesdays: October 26; November 2, 9 16
7:15 – 8:15 pm
$64 for all 4 classes
Chelsie Henderson, instructor

Drums included! Please bring your own if you have one.
Registration & payment due by Monday, October 24.
chelsie@ruralsoul.com; 518.852.1329

It is time Read More

Rural Soul Summer Poster 2016 FINAL (black2)

Summer 2016 Programs!

RHYTHMIC ROOTS Summer Program for Kids
July Session

Explore music via ukuleles, hand drums, our voices, and many other interesting instruments with Chelsie Henderson of Rural Soul Studio.  Go outside to explore music in nature and build homemade instruments.  Compose body percussion pieces.  Find out how music is related
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M'Bemba Poster 2016 FINAL

6/19/16: M’Bemba Bangoura Drum and Dance Classes!

Let’s celebrate this Father’s Day with African Dance and Drumming Classes with M’Bemba Bangoura!

Sunday, June 19th 2016 (Father’s Day)
Burton Hall: 1071 NY-40, Greenwich NY 12834

Children’s African Drumming Class (6-12 y.o.)
1:00-1:45 pm - $5/child

Family African Dancing Class (all ages!)
2:00-2:45 pm - By donation at the … Read More


5/23/16: Women’s Beginner Drumming Class at Align Again Yoga

Chelsie Henderson of Rural Soul offers a beginner African drumming class for women!  Participants will learn about the deeply rooted drumming music tradition of West Africa.  The basic technique for playing the djembe (hand drum) and dun duns (bass drums, played with sticks) will be covered, and a traditional song Read More