Nels Anderson, DrumBus Utah
Northern Utah: Salt Lake, Davis and Utah County
Nels has been facilitating drumming events since 2009 with Rhythms of Life and an owner of his own territory since 2013. He averages 25+ events/month in Salt Lake County engaging over 1,500 people monthly with group-drumming.
Nels sees the power of drumming play out on the groups he works with and on himself. “I love to see the walls of inhibition come crumbling down. Not only do I love to see it in others, but in myself. It brings out abilities in me I never thought possible.”
Nels’ loves his job, even on the days he is tired: “As soon as the drumming begins, and after, I feel so grateful for the experience.” Nels has noticed how easily people bond and get along after drumming together–children and adults.
Cameron Tummel, Drumbus
With 20+ years experience, facilitating thousands of workshops for hundreds of thousands of people in 10+ countries and training teachers globally, and as a local in Oxnard, CA, Cameron is the ideal person to lead the Oxnard DrumBus program. Mr. Tummel is on the DrumBus in Oxnard throughout the 2017-18 school year, facilitating REMO’s Beat the Odds curriculum for social-emotional development, and training facilitators for the expansion of the DrumBus program.
Cameron is passionate about facilitating collaboration and creativity. He is grateful to have traveled internationally as a drum circle facilitator and now delighted to be home, providing rhythm events throughout Ventura County.
He graduated with an M.F.A. in World Percussion from California Institute of the Arts and is the creator of the Fundamental Djembe series of Play-Along instructional recordings.
Tummel is also Executive Director of Rhythm for Youth USA, a professional development training for teachers to facilitate extraordinary rhythm programs.