John Yost is a master facilitator, rhythmatist and educator.
John has performed, recorded and presented internationally. John is a Certified Drum Circle Facilitator by both Village Music Circles and the Drum Circle Facilitator’s Guild. In 2020 John became a global trainer for Village Music Circle. He has studied in Africa, Japan, and in the USA with master drummers and facilitators. John is degreed in Percussion from Northeastern University in Illinois (1992) and obtained certification from Northwestern University in Leadership (2013). John has facilitated interactive music making activities and drum circles for conferences, corporations, schools, community groups and at major events worldwide. He is a leader and performer in both Sound Magic and Kaiju Daiko and has consulted as an entertainment coordinator on world class events. He teaches ongoing West African drum classes, Japanese Taiko classes and facilitates a free, monthly, community drum circle. John is also the author of a best selling instructional video series entitled “John Yost teaches”. He serves as the co-chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee for the Percussive Arts Society, serves as an adjunct professor at Vandercook College of Music and is a Remo endorsed facilitator. John is also a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional by the National Recreation and Parks Association. To contact John directly please see our contact us page.
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