Meet Deke Kincade

As a drum circle facilitator, Deke Kincade celebrates the intrinsic worth of all participants. With patience, skill and insight, he ensures the fun and pleasure of drumming is accessible to everyone, even the most rhythmically challenged!

Playing drums since grade school and facilitating drum circles for nearly 20 years, Deke has the passion, creativity and intuition to help participants connect with each other and enjoy the power or rhythm and music.

For more info about Deke's background including recording, performance and availability for instruction, click the link below.

Examples of some of the groups that have worked with Deke include -

  • Slippery Rock University
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute
  • Every Child Human Services, Pittsburgh          
  • Community College of Beaver County, PA
  • The Howland Cultural Center, NY
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • The Riverbeat Festival, PA
  • Bethany College, WV
  • Lilydale Assembly, NY
  • Allegheny County,Activity Director's Association, PA
  • Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh                                               
  •  . . . and more than 300 healthcare communities in PA, NJ, and NY  

"His program provides great sensory stimulation and physical movement which are beneficial to each resident in the group. He also has a great 
impact on the staff."

Michelle L. Feller, ADC, DCP Director of Therapeutic Recreation,Ferncliff Nursing Home, Rhinebeck NY

"I was worried I wouldn't know anyone. By the end, I knew everyone!"
Mary Ellen Carpenter, Participant, Pittsburgh New Age Expo, Opening Ceremony

"I never believed we could do it. Boy, was I wrong!"  
Tom Ruby, Albuquerque, NM

We really listened to each other. Everyone mattered.  Everyone got it and we sounded great together!"
Audrey Taylor,  Diversity Weekend,, Lily Dale Assembly, NY

"I have observed Deke in many situations and have been impressed with his ability to communicate . . . he is very sensitive to changing acuity and cognitive ability and adjusts his approach to best suit (our residents') needs.  The residents talk about Deke and his presentations for days . . .I highly recommend Deke. . ."
Helen Ottobre RN, BSN, Executive Director, The Pines of Mount Lebanon, Pittsburgh, PA

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