Otha facilitates fun and lively drum/rhythm circle events from the deep belief that rhythm has the power to build community, promote well-being and create joy. Working with groups of participants from 4 to 400, he supports awareness of the presence of rhythm in every act of living knowing that “your HeartBeat is the Rhythm of your soul.”
Otha leads Drum and Rhythm Circles for Corporate and Business Events, Sports Teams, Colleges, Libraries, Pre-Schools through High Schools, Wellness Environments, Summer Camps, Community Celebrations and Religious Groups. As a facilitator, Otha is also available for Conference Key-Note presentations and Motivational Speaking events.
Otha teaches on the faculties of several schools in the Massachusetts Berkshires and Southern Vermont. He has taught courses at Williams College on “Rhythm-Based Communication and Creativity“. He has also taught courses on “Music of the Harlem Rennaisance”, Music Theory and Jazz History. Otha has given many concerts as a solo pianist performing both the standard solo classical repertoire and also specializing in the Classical Piano Music of Black Composers. In addition to facilitating Drum Circles he currently teaches Classical and Jazz piano to students of all ages and levels.