About Solutions in Music

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Rhythms of Africa 2011. The Journey and the Arrival

Drumming uplifts the spirits of all participants; invigorates the body and mind;
reduces stress, stimulates creativity, empowers!


Goals and Objectives

Our goals and objectives include the following:

  • Introduce percussion/drums in a simplified manner
  • Expose and re-acquaint participants to a variety of styles and rhythms used in drumming
  • Reduce stress through the use of drumming/music
  • To Inspire
  • To Locate creativity and talent in individuals
  • To teach
  • To bring hope; and well-being into corporations, schools, rehabilitation centers, churches, prisons, any place where people gather, in spirit and good intentions.
  • To Communicate


A Human Inspired is a Human in Solution
Drumming Energizes the Body and Gives Physical Vitality.

Our benefits include the following:

  • Relieves stress through laughter, excitement, and creative physical interaction
  • Builds team spirit
  • Builds individual spirit
  • Healthier outlook on life
  • Tunes and energizes the body physically mentally and spiritually
  • Addresses social and motor skills
  • Discover hidden talents
  • Create Situations for people to Become Part of a worldly Solution

Who Can Benefit?

  • Corporate Clients
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Parks and Recreations
  • Libraries
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • High Schools
  • Churches
  • Prisons
  • Community centers
  • Families for recreation; family celebrations, picnics etc
  • Law Enforcement communities
  • Weddings
  • Concerts, Parties, Shows
  • Banks
  • Malls

The most valuable aspect of the experience is the opportunity to meet a world-class performer and to be involved in producing music with him. Willie is an infectiously enthusiastic and charismatic workshop leader. He has a rare ability to genuinely motivate students with a real passion for performing music.

I strongly recommend these workshops to any school, college, university, prison, community center etc.

Martin Smith
Access to Music
Cambridge Regional College
Cambridge, England

Past Clients

American Express
American Business Women's Association
Florida Power and Light
Western Union
Adult & Community Educators of Florida
For Eyes Optical
Seminole Tribe
The McGraw-Hill Companies
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
City of Miramar
Miramar/Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce
Johnson & Johnson
Pearson Distributors
Community Foundation of Broward
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Broward Colleges, South, North & Central
Nova Southeastern University
Florida Memorial University
Broward County Parks & Recreation Division
City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation Department
Broward County Libraries Division
Dillard Center for the Arts

The feedback from the event was outstanding and it was definitely one of the best events that we have had at American Express. I personally found it to be a great stress reliever, team builder and diversity activity.

Lisa Cann,
Communication Specialist
American Express

To the Children

Miguel March Russell

Children, you can embrace a new concept and discover that there is no Age Barrier to your possible dreams. This could be your time to shine. Dare to dream, dare to pick up a musical instrument and hit that first beat.

Miguel Marcel Russell, Percussionist
Born in New York City on July 12, 2002, it sometimes seems that Miguel Marcel Russell was destined to be a drummer from the time he took his first steps. He has been nurtured by a diverse mix of African, Latin, Brazilian and Haitian music styles throughout and finds little difficulty in drawing upon each to develop his own voice. Miguel includes among his musical influences master percussionists Giovanni Hidalgo, the late Carlos "Patato" Valdez and Babatunde Olatunji.

Miguel began his formal training at the age of four under the watchful eye of multi-faceted percussionist Don Eaton at the Harlem School of the Arts. His energy and enthusiasm along with an ability to adapt seamlessly into various musical settings has created many opportunities for Miguel to perform throughout the New York area and South Florida where he now resides. He has appeared recently on various broadcast media programs including "NBC - South Florida Today", "The Fernando Hidalgo Show" and "Sesame Street". In addition, Miguel was a featured artist in "Rhythms of Africa" concert produced by renowned drummer, William Stewart of the reggae band, "Third World". Miguel displays an uncommon determination and thirst for music and hopes to someday follow in the footsteps of the masters and maintain the traditions that guide him through life.

He now is under the tutelage of Willie Stewart himself.

One Child – Miguel Russell – One Example – One possibility!

To the Parents

Parents, you are a key to your children's success in a unique area of learning and living and loving. Your commitment will make or break this journey. Not everyone is meant to be doctors and lawyers – musician's work takes an equal amount of dedication and discipline. If you see an interest or a gift in your child - support, harness, encourage, and let them know that anything is possible. You are an integral part of making them a success. It will not happen without you. Invest in your kids; with only 10 hours of tuition through the Rhythms of Africa program, the children bloomed into a professional format and developed the confidence and the potential to play in front of an audience of 800, along with other professional musicians. Parents! Can you imagine what would happen if they got five years of tuition?

I was able to view a group of students transition from simply enjoying the sounds of their instruments - into playing together and making music.

Rita Lipoff
After School Programs
Library Division

To the Families

Families, you can bring family unity back, bring many generations together, get grandmas and grandpas out of the house to celebrate life with children and grandchildren. No experience is necessary, only the desire to enjoy life and celebrate with your offspring, and their offspring, strengthening the bond with family values, support, memories and music.

To the Teachers

Teachers, you are the student's mentor, parent, advisor as well as someone who the child looks up to and trusts. "When discussing the reasons why the arts should remain in the curriculum of our schools and colleges, I am passionate. In order to help our children we can lend valuable assistance through YOU, our teachers. Assisting and encouraging and sharing our skills and knowledge and ideas in workshops with teachers gives 'Solutions In Music' the chance to give something valuable back and contribute in shaping the next generation in a positive way. YOU are key to this successful process."

Willie Stewart

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