*Beginning in 2020, a portion of proceeds from Ray’s drumming events will be donated to local non-profit organizations in the community, particularly organizations serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).
Ray has facilitated drumming and music events for children, youth, and adults for over 15 years. Ray’s approach emphasizes fun, inclusion, creative expression, and honoring of cultural history and traditions. With enough drums and instruments for groups as large as 60, Ray has drummed with a variety of agencies and organizations, including Skagit Valley College, Whatcom Community College, Head Start, Power of Hope, the Opportunity Council, City Libraries of Skagit County, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) – Whatcom County, Our TreeHouse children’s grief support program, Whidbey Island Children’s Day, NW Educational Service District, Families for Autism Care, Education, and Support (FACES), Open Doors for Multicultural Families, DSHS, and over a dozen school districts across western Washington.
Aside from drumming for fun, Ray specializes in the integration of drumming with focused learning and development, including:
- Healing from Trauma, Grief, and Illness
- Personal Growth and Goal-Setting
- Stress Reduction
- Team Building
Ray also teaches Tinikling, a traditional Philippine dance using bamboo poles.