Having a meaningful impact on the lives of others is what we all strive to do. This is what motivates me to offer classes and why I am making a CD and booklet of original songs that people can drum and sing along to.  

My drumming and chanting journey began 21 years ago, during a workshop with Ubaka Hill. I began teaching 14 years ago, in Rochester NY, and currently am teaching drumming lessons in my home in Binghamton NY. I am grateful for the many people who have had an influence on my approach to music. Below you will find a list of my teachers and events that I have facilitated. 

The "Rose Husted" YouTube channel has video clips from past performances and workshops. Currently, we are not preparing for a performance, so during class we can relax and enjoy our time together. If you are a cat lover like me, you may enjoy my second You tube channel: "Feel Good Videos for Cat Lovers." 

Contact Info:
(607) 221-7308

Previous Training

Drum and Chant workshop/ Jim Donovan, 4/11

Drumming workshop/ Jim Donovan, 4/11

Spirit Drum Workshop/ Mz. Imani, 3/11

African Drumming/ Michael Markus, 3/10

Djembe workshop/ Ubaka Hill, 10/09

Ecstatic Chant weekend at Omega Institute, 9/09

African Drumming/ Abdulay N'dour, 8/09

African Drumming/ Michael Markus, 5/09

African Drumming/ Mark Wood, 3/09

Drumming/ Jim Donovan, 12/08, 4/07, 11/06

Drum for Joy/ Jaqui Macmillan, 11/08

Drumsong/ Ubaka Hill, 10/08

African Drumming/ Mawuenyega Mensah, 6/08

Djembe lesson/ Cheri Shanti, 6/08

Djembe lesson/ Gregg Hansen, 6/08

Kirtan Chant/ Cheryl Kindt, 2008 (monthly)

African Music Ensemble/ Dr. James Burns, 8/07-12/07 (2x/week)

Drum Circle Music Facilitator's Training/ Kalani, 6/13/07-6/17/07

Circle songs/ Linda Heron Wind, CIRCLE, 1997-2006 (monthly)

West African Drumming/ M'Bemba Bangoura, 8/06

Drum Circle/ Jason Willey, Center for Health & Well-Being, 2006

Kirtan/Chants from India/ Sonam Targee, 2005-2006 (monthly) 

Zikr Chanting/ Wadud Henry Cretella & Zaynab Kathleen FitzPatrick, 2006 (monthly)

Kriya Chanting Meditation/ Craig Bullock,  2005-2006 (monthly)

Sufi/ Dances of Universal Peace/ Henry and Kathleen, 2006

Native American Drumming Circle/ Carmen Ramos, 2005

Shamanic Journeying Meditation/ Tracy Bell, 2005

Drum Echoes/ Matt Giordano, Plymouth Spiritualist Church, 2005

Native American Songs/ Brooke Medicine Eagle, 2005

Finger Lakes Drum Circle/ Mirlin Poplar, 2004

West African Drumming/ Michael Markus, 2000, 2001

Drumsong/ Ubaka Hill, Omega Institute, 2001 (weekend workshop)

Qi Gong Healers Classes/Qi Gong Institute of Rochester, Lisa O’Shea, 1999-2000

African Drumming/ Betsy Bevan, 2000 (weekly)

African Dancing/ Edwina Lee Tyler, 2000

Spiritual Drumming/ Nurudafina Pili Abena, 2000 

Catskill Mountain World Percussion Happen'n weekend/ Ubaka Hill, 1999, 2000

The Art and Spirit of Drumming/ Ubaka Hill, Campfest, 1998 (weekend workshop)

West African Drumming/ Blair Hornbuckle, 1997-1998 (weekly)

Drumming Workshops/ Ubaka Hill, Womongathering weekend, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999



Workshops led by Rose

Broome Developmental Center
Binghamton University 
Broome County Public Library (ages 7-15)
Sante Comprehensive Women's Healthcare
Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc  
International Center for Cultural Studies Conference
Rochester YMCA After School Program (ages 8-12)
Boys & Girls Club (ages 10-16)
Union-Endicott Central School District
Holistic Health class, Binghamton University
GEAR UP (Middle school-High School)
Diversity Cafe, East Middle School students, GEAR UP 
After School Program, West Middle School, GEAR UP 
Summer Program, GEAR UP
Terra Cotta
Unity of the Southern Tier 
CIRCLE (Community of Individuals Revisioning and Celebrating Life on Earth)
Plymouth Spiritualist Church
Seeking Common Ground, Alternatives In Living Conference
Camp Seneca Lake, children in summer program
GAGV Annual Picnic
Baha'i Conference

Classes led by Rose

The Center for Health & Wellbeing
Yoga and Healing Sanctuary
Hands On Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Southern Tier Independence Center
Roberson Museum  
First United Methodist Church 
John Hus Presbyterian Church 
Unitarian Universalist Church 
VOICES (Vibrations of Inherent Creative Energies)



"Words and Music for Peace" benefit for Cindy Sheehan
Wedding rehearsal dinner party at Terra Cotta
Farmers Market - Ostiningo Park (2008, 2009, 2010)
Binghamton Library - children's group performed
St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School 
Renaissance Plaza: Assisted Living Facility 
Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
Camp Seneca Lake
School of the Arts, Martin Luther King Celebration
Roberson Museum 
First Night Celebration
Centenary-Chenango United Methodist Church
Plymouth Spiritualist Church


Drum Circles facilitated by Rose

Binghamton University
The Rocket Coffee Company
Pagan Outreach Center
Moon Rhythms 




Taught over 85 songs and created music sheets for each song.
Individual Artist Grant Award for Expressive Drumming, NYS Council of Arts
Singer/songwriter/guitarist with over 40 original songs 
TV demonstration WSKG children's show: Move It
Guest djembe player for Jody Kessler and ONE LOVE Chant
Guest djembe player for CD: Waking Up - Laura Jean Castelluzo with Special Guest Artists 
Group vocalist for CD: A Circle of Song: A Celebration of Song by CIRCLE, Inc. 
Djembe player for Pleasing Iris
TV demonstration and interview on the Rochester Morning Show - NBC 
NYS Coordinator for Drum Circle Music Facilitators Training with Kalani
Community Habilitation Provider at Achieve
Direct Support Professional for the Southern Tier Independence Center 


Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration, Binghamton University, NY
Bachelor's degree in Health Science, SUNY Brockport, NY 
American Sign Language: Level 3, Rochester Institute of Technology/NTID, Rochester NY 


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Rose playing out with other musicians

Jody Kessler and ONE LOVE  
Abdulay N'dour and Rob Wandell 
Pleasing Iris

My YouTube Channels

Rose Husted

Feel Good Videos for Cat Lovers

Rose Husted
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