I have been drumming with the Chicago-based performance art marching band Environmental Encroachment since 1998, integrating circus arts, dance, multimedia, and custom costumes. We were fortunate to have been invited to the first HONK! Fest 10 years ago and have been hooked on HONK! ever since, traveling to other HONK! Fests in Seattle, Austin, NYC and beyond. I have studied global grooves in Chicago, Morocco, and South Korea and love to teach hand drums and percussion, especially to beginners. My day job as a grant program coordinator in the Harvard Semitic Museum supports my music habit. I was a mentor with this summer’s first-ever Camp HONK. School of HONK is a great expression of community-minded musical activism and I’m happy to be a part of this fun and experimental process of teaching and learning.