Music for the Mind & Spirit

Beacon City School District, Rombout Middle School — Beacon DRUM 2018

Jeff enjoys sharing his love for music, dynamic talent and rich experiences with people of all ages! He offers a world of music, rhythms and possibilities. Experience with these hands-on programs— 

Percussion from Around the World — See, hear and play percussion instruments from all corners of the world.

Literature in Motion Series — Feel it! Get inside it! Rhythms and percussive colors bring poetry, stories and plays to life. Performances by professional story tellers, spoken word artists or students.

Drum History/Culture Series —  Discover the beat of history with drums from Africa, India, Ireland, Brazil — and more! Explore and learn about the rhythms that shaped history and our heritage.

Coloring Music with Percussive Instruments — Express yourself! Listen to a diverse selection of music and play what you feel on drums and other percussion instruments.

Rhythm in Everyday Life — Close your eyes and discover there are rhythms all around you. Then experience handcrafted percussion instruments from all over the world that imitate animals, nature and more.

Hands on Drum Instruction — Residencies from One (1) day to four (4) days. Multiple days could have a culminating performance. 

Jeff integrates drumming and spoken word into the Social Studies and ELA curriculum.

For more program descriptions and negotiable rates click here 

Dutchess County Arts Council Teaching Artist Award

An Ode to Jeff Haynes

We think Jeff Haynes is a really cool guy

Thanks to him, we made our poems fly

Jeff Haynes is really fun

He teaches kids how to hit the drum.


Each day we loved to hum

To the beat of his drum

We moved our happy feet

We loved his crazy beat.


Jeff Haynes is really cool

He helped third graders in our school

We think he is really funny

His smile is very sunny.


Jeff Haynes is a good guy

He always stands by

We give him a “perfect ten”

We hope he comes to Titusville again!

Written by:

The students of Mrs. Blatz’s 3rd Grade Class

Titusville Intermediate School

Poughkeepsie, NY

November 2006