Online Classes

Rhythm is the Cure Online Classes

FROM the wonderful  Alyssa Janney  director of HEALTH RHYTHM at Remo, Inc 

I tend to be a skeptic. That’s why my own transformation is evidence of the power of HealthRHYTHMS! So my skeptical mind takes its time to decide about various programs in the healing space. Growing up in a small town in Appalachia I had never met anyone like Alessandra Belloni. And I was very skeptical. But her persistent devotion to preserving historic Italian healing rituals eventually broke down the barriers of my resistance an d I participated in a workshop... which lead me to another...and to a genuine respect for her work and an admiration of her as a truly caring person. Alessandra is exactly the type of teacher you want, her precision technique and amazing stamina in playing, and her relaxed and patient teaching style will put you at ease. If you’ve got time now take the opportunity to learn from her. I highly recommend it!

Class Schedule

EMAIL ABelloni@aol.com for regsitration link on ZOOM 

MARCH 20 UNTIL MAY 2ND FRIDAYS for BEGINNERS at 5 EST 
WEDNESDAYS AT 2:00pm EST 
SUNDAY at 4pm ADVANCED STUDENTS ONLY 

BEGINNERS & ADVANCED STUDENTS ARE SEPARATE.

 

THE WORLD NEEDS HEALING RIGHT NOW! Join 
RHYTHM IS THE CURE - ONLINE CLASSES ON ITALIAN TAMBOURINE & FRAME DRUMS technique featuring the tarantella rhythms & the ancient healing drumming for the Black Madonna with : Internationally renowned singer, percussionist, author Alessandra Belloni REMO ARTIST. 

Following her books: 
RHYTHM IS THE CURE with Mel Bay Publications & 
HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA published by Inner traditions – Bear & Company, with foreword by Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox , now No.1 under New AUDIO BOOK RELEASES! 

BEGINNERS & ADVANCED STUDENTS WILL BE SEPARATE. 
EMAIL ABelloni@aol.com for ON GOING WEEKLY STARTING MARCH 21 UNTIL MAY 2ND 

PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK FOR SCHEDULE 

We will trace this style of percussion through the ages, from its ancient Greek roots, through the Italian Middle Ages and Renaissance, and its relevance today. 
We will study and practice basic “tarantella “tamburello “ techniques: holding the drum with emphasis on arm movement, hand technique for triplets, and the 6/8 and 4/4 rhythms. We will also address the variations of hand technique from the different regions of Southern Italy. 

CONTACT : ALESSANDRA BELLONI Abelloni@aol.com 
SKYPE Alessandra.Belloni or ZOOM , you will receive a link after registration 
INDIVIVIDUAL AND GROUP SESSIONS ($ 40 group) https://www.everbutton.com/pay/7602 
$ 75 individual https://www.everbutton.com/pay/3735 
ALSO ACCEPTED VENMO and ZELLE 

Participants will receive a CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION. 
Instruments needed: South Italian Tambourine and frame drums. 
www.alessandrabelloni.com/store 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION 
This sessions put frame drum & tambourine technique into practice. This method will focus on giving the participants a useful tool for their practices. The use of tambourines and frame drums, along with movement, effects healing of stress and anxiety. Participants will understand the importance of the circle called RONDA embracing this ceremonial style of drumming. 

Goals and Objectives: 
To introduce the participants to an ancient form of music and dance therapy used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula and to come to understand the healing and stress-relieving effect of these rhythms and dances. 
--To learn the history of this powerful tambourine style, originally done mainly by women, which dates back to the rites of the Mother Earth Goddess Cybele, now worshiped as the Black Madonna bringing women back in touch with their drumming tradition. 
--To make the participants feel part of community-healing rituals as they use their bodies in movements that help open the energy points and stay grounded. 
Become personally empowered by performing the rhythms and therefore able to reach out to empower others in their practices helping to release blockages of emotional and sensual energies through the Pizzica, therefore expelling any feelings of depression and repression.. 

THE WORKSHOP SERIES IS DIVIDED IN 4 PARTS 
Part 1: 
I will open with participatory chants to the Black Madonna and to the Sun (Jesce Sole) in the Lydian scale. The calming and lifting harmonies of this chant combined with the ocean drum guides students into complete relaxation both in the beginning and at the end . Participants emerge feeling light and joyful after this healing journey through sound and rhythm. 
link: Jesce Sole from musical TARANTELLA SPIDER DANCE http://youtu.be/U1al5VOuB1o 

Part 2 –Participatory Tambourine and frame drum workshop 
Put into practice with frame drum technique. the Tammorriata- 4/4 rhythm , originally from the region of Campania, played with large frame drums as a ceremony in a circle as devotion o to the Black Madonna- with African origins–. The focus is to give the participants a practical tool to use in their practices, together with movement and exercises for grounding and opening the heart chakra and learning the sacrd chants accompanied by the TAMMORRIATA RHYTHM. 
See link: Drumming at the MONASTERY OF SAN GALGANO from Rhythm Is The Cure Workshop, Tuscany Italy 2013 http://youtu.be/yyRm38AlAzw 

Part 3- variations of the basic 6/8 rhythm of the Tarantella that originated as music and dance therapy to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula featuring regional style from Campania, Puglia, Calabria & Sicily including: 
The healing rhythm of San Rocco & the Black Madonna from Calabria OUR LADY OF THE POOR– This rhythm is used to accompany a trance dance originating in Calabria during the Middle Ages , which evokes the elegant and meditative movements of the Whirling Dervish ceremonies of the Sufis. Both rhythm and dance was used during the time of the plague to heal people and as a release from overpowering fears of death by contagious disease. This is very important and similar to the situation today with the outbreak of the CORONA VIRUS. 
See this link: TARANTELLA RHYTHMS - Pizzica & San Rocco- Group drumming from Rhythm Is The Cure Workshop, Tuscany Italy 2013 http://youtu.be/6QT_E-iJyC0T8 

Chanting to the Black Madonna of Montserrat – Cuncti Simus Concanentes This beautiful prayer is a Hail Mary from the Middle Ages from the collection known as livre Vermeilles Also known as the red book. This collection was put together by the monks of the monastery of Montserrat Spain and it is believed that this black Madonna is a sister of the black Madonna known as our lady of the poor from the region of Calabria. Students will learn the lyrics and the harmonies and how to accompany the song with the tambourines using the powerful healing rhythm of the Tarantella Calabrese. 
Neapolitan Renaissance folk dance known as TARANTELLA DEL 600. This beautiful music and dance set to a 6/8 rhythm from the region of Campania 

Part 4 
* Tarantella alla Montemaranese, a powerful carnival dance from Montemarano (Naples) played on the smaller tambourines with a very unusual syncopation on the 6/8. This rite of Carnival dates back to the Roman celebrations in honor of Dionysus God of Ecstasy & wine. 

THE PIZZICA TARANTATA or Spider Dance– a fast 12/8 rhythm of the Pizzica, played on medium size tambourines with a double row of jingles, used to accompany the dance is performed as a ritual which produces a trance-like state beneficial for the healing of many disorders and imbalances. This energetic dance originated as a cure for the mythical bite of the Tarantula, a condition causing a mental disease called tarantismo, which afflicted mainly women (tarantate) in Southern Italy. 
documentary Brooklyn bike by Lee Free Alessandra Belloni frame drum interview 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQj30s71Zy0 

Length: 60 or 120 Minutes or more 
To Make Payments: cost : 
group class $ 40 - https://www.everbutton.com/pay/7602 
$ 75 each for multiple sessions (recommended 4 sessions) 
To pay for multiple classes - click link below 
https://www.everbutton.com/pay/3735 
$ 100 for 1 hour and 30 minutes to pay for a single class - click link below 
https://www.everbutton.com/pay/3734 

Dragata’s Testimonial from Rhythm Is The Cure Workshop, Tuscany Italy 2013 
http://youtu.be/ea3X7z5Lx_Y 
Danielle's Testimonial from Rhythm Is The Cure Workshop, Tuscany Italy 2013 
http://youtu.be/l_xE9VgIi