TMA 149 member Vito Rezza involved in international benefit to help children with special needs.
The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP) is a non-profit organization based in Carpinteria, California. Eddie Tuduri, Director of TRAP, was a full time musician until 11 years ago when he broke his neck in a surfing accident.
The program was born during the course of Eddie’s own recovery. The program empowers people with various disabilities to succeed in the world. We integrate drums and percussion instruments as creative learning tools that address life skills and enhance the mind, body and spirit. We are currently in 20 States in the US as well as in several other countries.
Eddie is an veteran rock and roller with credits ranging from The Beach Boys, Rick Nelson and Dr. John, to Marianne Faithfull and Dwight Yoakam. Eddie has strong ties to Canada having recorded with The Five Man Electrical Band and Chilliwack. Living in Canada, Eddie performed with The Downchild Blues Band, Rocky Rolletti and The Lincolns.
Long & McQuade and Pearl Canada are proud to support Eddie’s work and are presenting a free workshop to introduce this program to facilitators and program coordinators. This workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about this wonderful program.
If you are one of the following, you may particularly be interested in this…
1) Percussionists interested in learning how to use this program and who may be interested in working as a facilitator within this field
2) Program coordinators that see this as something that would work well implemented in your facilities
3) Music therapists or students that would like to be introduced to something new
4) Special education, as well as mainstream teachers, and also parents that might be interested in learning more about this program
The Rhythmic Arts Project empowers people with various disabilities to
succeed in the world. We integrate drums and percussion instruments as
creative learning tools that address life skills and enhance the mind, body