Welcome to the Talking Drums blog from Tom Foote. I am a professional drummer and founder of Rhythm Kids, an organization dedicated to bringing music and drumming to children, families, schools and communities. Learn more about Rhythm Kids at www.rhythmkids.com. As the son of an Air Force father, I discovered the joy of music and percussion as our family traveled around the globe; from Italy, Taiwan, Hawaii and Peru (and all over the mainland US), I have been lucky to have lived in; South America, Africa, Europe and Asia, either as a resident or as a performer.
You can check out my complete bio at: TFoote Bio. I have also taken workshops, lessons and classes with some of the best around; Mamady Keita, Famadou Konate, Joe Galeota and, of course, Moussa Traore--who is my teacher and great friend. As a person I want to always be in the state of creating, learning and, thus, growing. Thanks for visiting and hopefully we'll connect via this blog, or in person. Here are a few locations where I teach--keeping drumming and making music.