Education Coordinator, Five Rivers MetroParks
Rhythm Coach & Regulation Consultant
Luke Graner, BFA Graphic Design, Minnesota State University Moorhead. ONE LINER: Graphic design and website development pay the bills but the middle school jazz drummer, self-taught troubadour, rock band rhythm section, and local one man looper guy is a teacher at heart.
Inspired by my middle school English teacher dad (he had requested a good beat to go with one of his early rhythmic learning lessons), I created a simple body rhythm that became a hit in his classroom and truly helped kids learn.
Informed by my drum circle facilitation training in Holyoake’s Drumbeat model (combined with my music performance background + loop / layer composing work),
The Vibe Project as it’s called, became a favorite activity for kids at school, in youth groups and special events.
The spark for BeRhythmic lit as a trainee in the Neurosequential Model and eventually as a collaborator in the amazing community that is the Neurosequential Network, led by Dr. Bruce Perry (ChildTrauma Academy Senior Fellow) with help from, my dad, Steve Graner (NME project director, CTA Fellow).
Training and being part of that community has provided me with the chance to learn about the brain, about people and to make a lot of amazing friends.
Now I am taking my design and web skills along with these awesome training sessions and collaborations to create the BeRhythmic.com program, practice, music, online (and in person) training experiences. So here we are. Please reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions / ideas / requests and for sure, critiques. We are just getting started.
Thanks for stopping by!