My name is Lee Kix. I am a Trained HealthRHYTHMS Facilitator. I have studied with Arthur Hull and his Village Music Circles. I have assisted Interactive Rhythm Events with Christine Stevens, Jeni Swerdlow and Ossie Maier. I have done Drum Circles for Children’s Book Festival and facilitated from the stage of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. But where did it all start? Kindly, read on.I played my first gig when I was 12 years old. I loaded my three-piece drum set I had bought with my life savings into my red Radio Flyer wagon and started off down the road to the Cordovox player’s house. The Cordovox (amplified accordion) player was 16. He could drive us to the gig.
By the mid-70’s I had moved to Southern California where I continued building upon my passion for music. I toured Japan with Felix Pappalardi (Cream, Mountain) where I shared the stage with the likes of Jeff Beck and the New York Dolls. I toured the US and Canada with Bob Welch and Walter Egan sharing the bill with the Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Santana, Heart, The Cars, Foreigner, and many others. I became the staff drummer for “The Midnight Special”. I have drummed on soundtracks for “Flashdance”, “The Karate Kid” and the “Main Event” (Barbara Streisand / Ryan O’Neal) to name a few. I’ve recorded vocals with Lindsey Buckingham and Dean Torrance (Jan and Dean). All of this and more took place before a career-changing injury changed my life.
I now focus my attention on the Art of Drum Circle Facilitation and Sound-Scapes created with the meditative powers of the Gong and Tibetan Healing Bowls. In addition to my local workshops in both fields, I have also taken my love of music to Yoga Retreats in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Mexico, California, and Illinois.