All Rhythms is corporation registered in Texas that provides professional musical performances and community-engaged educational programs for the Austin area and beyond. Our 501(c)3 application is under review. We specialize in the music of the Americas (e.g. Cuban son, Brazilian samba, and Latin jazz) but also delve into diverse musical traditions from across the globe. Collectively, our members have decades of musical and pedagogical experience, touring throughout the U.S. and internationally, and teaching students of all ages in both private and scholastic settings.
All Rhythms serves economically disadvantaged youth, blind adults at Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, individuals of all ages with mild to severe developmental delays, the elderly at senior centers and day care facilities, Parks and Recreation sites all over Austin, and schools in the Austin Independent School District since 2012. Our fiscal sponsor is Art Spark Texas.
Collectively, our members have: decades of musical experience, performed throughout the U.S. and internationally, and taught students of all ages in private and scholastic settings. Our musical and executive director has garnered Grammy nominations, both American and Latin. Our personnel all have music conservatory training or that of the like, including degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Butler School of Music at UT Austin, University of North Texas College of Music, Florida State University, the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, and the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico. Individually, we have traveled around the world: Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Canada, Mexico, and the United States for performances, research, or training.
Our mission is to inspire and establish life-long learning habits through music and arts education and performance for all ages and dispositions, with an emphasis on reaching underserved populations.
• Professional, Live Band:oRange of services: $200-3500All Rhythms can provide music for any occasion. We have a diverse repertoire that incorporates the sounds of Cuban son and salsa, Brazilian samba and choro, Dominican merengue and bachata, Latin Jazz, and more. Depending on the setting, our ensemble may include any combination of flute, trombone, guitars, Puerto Rican cuatro, mandolin, bass, vibraphone, timbales, congas, guiro, and also multiple vocalists. Although we focus on Latin music, we also have much experience playing many styles of classical, popular, and traditional music, and are open to requests.
•Interactive Performances and Storytelling:oRange of services: $75-$2500These performances involve audience interaction and music-making. This service emphasises Musical, creative, and analytical skills. Some of our programs include a reading of the Cuban folk-tale Martina the Beautiful Cockroach with live music accompaniment and a video presentation of recent trips to Cuba.
• Music Enrichment Courses and Youth Ensemble – During and after-school:oRange of services: $70-$180 per hourThese classes can be percussion-based, guitar-based, piano-based, or a mixed-ensemble band. These programs promote positive social and emotional learning practices. Participants are exposed to new music styles and may choose some of the repertoire they wish to play. Students will learn important skills like how to play together at different tempos and feels, song arrangement, how to blend with each other in the group, and general musicianship. Our Youth Ensemble meets on Saturdays, 48 weeks out of the year, at East Austin College Prep on MLK Blvd. in Austin. This program is donation-based with a recommended tuition cost of $50 per session per student.
•Master Classes and Ensemble Coaching:oRange of services: $75-$350Master classes and Ensemble Coaching broach a wide variety of topics and musical genres and are taught by experienced music and arts performers and educators. Master class themes may include: TMEA Audition Preparation, Jazz Drum Set, Classical Percussion, Latin Percussion, General Musicianship and Ensemble Playing, Classical Guitar, and more.
•Team Building, Family Engagement Workshops, and Professional Development for Teachers:o Range of services: $100-350+ per sessionThese workshops help promote a positive work and scholastic environment using sound and music. They also teach musical techniques to educators in order to augment the effect on their students by incorporating music and arts strategies into their curriculum. We work with organizations such as Mindpop, VSA Arts of Texas, and the Kennedy Center.