Summer Camps

Registration now open for 2017 Summer Season!!!  Our 16th Year of Summer Camps!

Boys at Drum CampRhythms World Drum Camps, held at The Emerson in Bozeman, Livingston and Helena.  Children ages 4-12 are invited to join Chet Leach and Sarah Budeski for week long drum camps. These summer camps will include drumming from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and Egypt.  Your child will learn about World culture through storytelling, games and of course lots of DRUMMING!

Now seven camps in Montana! 

Camps meet 9am to noon each day Monday thru Friday.

5 Bozeman camps: June 12 thru 16; July 10 thru 14; July 17 thru 21; July 31 thru August 4;  August 7 thru 11.  

Helena: June 26 thru June 30

Livingston: August 14 thru 18

Rhythms Camp price is $165.  Early registration by May 1st is just $150.  Sibling discounts and scholarships are available.  To register your child for this fun, cultural, rhythmic event, please call Rhythms at 580-8229 or email us at: Include: name, age, phone number, and which camp you’re child is attending.

Chet Leach Bio:

Chet Leach is an award winning children’s educator who began studying drumming at age ten.  For the last 20 years he has shared World drumming from his studio-store, Rhythm Drums, located at the Emerson Cultural Center.   His primary teacher is Abdoul Doumbia who he has studied with in Mali, West Africa. Chet has made a full time career the last 15 years at Rhythms and currently is the music teacher at local Bozeman area schools, performs artist-in-residencies, teaches ensembles, private lessons, classes, workshops, retreats, performances and Summer Camps.  He makes his home is Livingston, Montana with his wife and daughter.

“My son won a small drum kit in a raffle, but it was too small. So we took it to the music store to exchange for whatever he might be interested in musically. He bee lined it for a Djembe drum and said “THIS”, I knew nothing about the art of drumming, so we were referred to Chet. My son started taking lessons, then my daughter joined in, and now they not only take private lessons with Chet but participate in drum circles and workshops.  This is the one activity during the week my children look forward too and love. Chet’s energy, enthusiasm, and love of drumming is palpable and contagious. And I have learned it is far more than drumming. He has become their teacher, mentor and inspiration for learning with the heart and mind. Thank You Chet!”
–Nancy Tanner