John Yost, C.P.R.P. and John Fitzgerald
John Yost, C.P.R.P.
John Yost, C.P.R.P. is a master facilitator, rhythmatist, and educator, who has studied in Africa, Japan, and the United States with master drummers and facilitators. Yost received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University in Illinois in 1992 and obtained certification in leadership from Northwestern University in 2013. He is a leader and performer in both Primitive and Kaiju Daiko. He teaches ongoing West African drum classes, Japanese Taiko classes, and facilitates a monthly community drum circle. Yost is also the author of an instructional video series entitled John Yost teaches. He is a member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild, PAS Interactive Drumming Committee, and a Remo and Boomwhacker endorsed facilitator. Additionally, Yost is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional by the National Recreation and Parks Association.
John Fitzgerald is the Manager of Recreational Music Activities for Remo Inc., a freelance percussionist, and a trained drum circle facilitator. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in performance from the California Institute of the Arts, and has studied and performed a wide variety of classical and world music. Fitzgerald has also developed and taught programs for the Mark Taper Forum, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and the Los Angeles Opera in-school programs. Additionally, as a composer and performer, Fitzgerald has been involved with numerous film and theatrical productions. He has trained with Village Music Circles, is a graduate of the HealthRHYTHMS and Beat the Odds protocols, and has been facilitating groups of all kinds since 1998. He is a graduate of the Newfield Network coaching program and a member of the International Coach Federation. Fitzgerald currently serves as the Chair of the PAS Interactive Drumming Committee.