About the artist
Ms. Jalynn Simmons is a Drummer, Trained Health Rhythms Facilitator, Producer & Music Director. She is a graduate of Central State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Delta Kappa Chapter. While earning her undergraduate degree, she traveled with the Grammy Nominated Central State University’s tour choir. Under the direction of Dr. William Henry
Caldwell, she received her classical training. In 1993, the CSU Chorus recorded “A Gospel Celebration” with Jennifer Holiday, Lou Rawls, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. The project earned them a Grammy Nomination. She furthered her studies in Business Management Masters Program at The McGregor School of Antioch University in Yellow Springs, OH. Jalynn has been drumming and teaching students for over 17 years. She has recorded and
written, nationally, with the Gospel Music Workshop Of America and performed with the GMWA Japan chapter. She has done numerous performances over the years. One of her most memorable performances was playing with an opening act for Grammy Award Winner, John Legend’s concert. Jalynn currently serves as the Music Director/Drummer at The Way Church in Indianapolis, IN. For the last 12 years she has also served as the State Drummer for the Indiana
State Missionary Baptist Convention. For over 20 years she has worked with youth in the school system and in the community. As a Trained Health Rhythms Facilitator & Drum Instructor, her small businesses, Joyful Noyze Management LLC & Indy Music & Wellness, Inc., continue to promote community wellness through evidence-based recreational music making and the arts.
Drumming and Sound Design
Create cool beats through modern technology, math, and science. Using drum pads, digital audio, and drumsticks, students will create their own rhythms while learning about tone, vibration, note value, and time signatures.
- Grades: K-23-56-89-12
- Length: 45 min
- Audience Limit: 30
Drum it Out!
Students will discover their own rhythm through evidence based active engagement in hand drumming and (RMM) recreational music making activities. Self- Esteem, Teamwork, Active Engagement, Self-Motivation, Social Skills, Life Skills, Reading Skills, Self-Respect, Math Skills, Self-control, Focus In a Learning Environment, Respect for Peers, Creative Self-Expression are addressed.
- Grades: Pre-KK-23-56-89-12
- Length: 47 min
- Audience Limit: 30