Let our Teachers inspire you.
SHD has instructors and mentors wih a variety of talents. Let us share our various skills and the love of music to bring betterment to your life. Build community and self confidence through rhythm. Drum, strum, clap, sing and stretch your way into motion. Let creatity flow as you drum away stress and refocus your mind and body as one. Bond with o co-worker. Make new friends. Find a sense of self. Let our instructors facilitate a new sense of awareness or help to awaken your passions.
Owner, founder and visionary of SHD. Nathan has always been involved with music. His earliest memory was in elementary school. He fell in love with the music program, with rhythm being the basic fundamentals taught. He followed his new found interest in music by picking up a trombone at the age of 9. Followed shortly afterwards by the guitar and bass at the age of 11. He started familiarizing himself with kit drums at the age of 14 and has developed his talents ever since. Nathan has explored many kinds of instruments as well as many types of musical genres. He is driven by a desire to continually learn and add to his skill set. Nathan has taught many workshops involving rhythm and percussion. He is also enjoys sharing his knowledge by teaching family, group, or individual lessons.
Nathan is a new dad. A proud father to Irie Soleo Collins. Irie is already drumming. What a great pair these two make. It truly is a joy to see the next generation of our community grow. Nathan is an active member in his community. He continues to host a popular percussion and music circle at Gasworks Park every Thursday for five years. Still this group continues to grow. It has expanded into much more than your regular drum circle.
To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. Sweat is an ancient and universal form of self healing, whether done in the gym, the sauna, or the sweat lodge … The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy.
Nancy Elizabeth has been performing Belly dance since 2004 with top dance companies in the Los Angeles area, including The Zahira Dancers in which her choreography and talents were founded on. She’s traveled to the Middle East to gain a deeper knowledge of the dance and taken many workshops in the states to help launch her solo career. Her performances have been seen by thousands including famous celebrities. She is passionate about belly dance and loves having this dance as a form of expression and something she can share with others.