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Jim Greiner
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PROFILE
Jim is a Gibraltar clinician and an internationally touring percussionist, educator and community drumming leader based in the Monterey Bay Area of California. Jim has been playing hand drums and percussion since 1970 in a wide range of contemporary and traditional musical styles and situations, including two years in Africa where he was deeply moved by the community-building, invigorating power of group drumming.

Jim is the percussionist for the Bill Hopkins Rockin’ Orchestra, a ten-piece group that plays a wide range of musical styles for corporate parties at resorts and hotels worldwide. He also plays R&B, Gospel and Blues at festivals with the Sista Monica Band and with award-winning singer/songwriter Dave Stein (www.davesteinmusic.com).

Jim is an in-demand educator and teaches percussion workshops and residencies in traditional and contemporary musical styles in schools, universities, music camps and communities throughout North America and beyond. He is also recognized as one “of the patriarchs of community drumming” (Drum! Magazine) and leads interactive drumming programs for team building, stress releasing, motivating and celebrating for corporate, community, school, therapeutic and private groups worldwide through his company, Hands-On! Drumming® Events.

Jim has won many awards for his playing, teaching and drum circles, including the Drum! Magazine Reader’s Poll for Drum Circle Facilitator of the Year and Best Percussion Instructional Video for his DVD, Community Drumming for Health & Happiness.

RECORDINGS
Jim has recorded with Sista Monica, Dave Stein and Jerry Shannahan to name a few.

INFLUENCES
Mongo Santamana, Armando Perazza, Tito Puente, Santana

ADVICE TO ASPIRING MUSICIANS
Learn the fundamentals and traditions of your instrument and of the styles of music you play; study with accomplished musician/educators, progress in a disciplined step-by-step process. Stay focused. Relax, breathe and have fun! Lots of fun!