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Jim Donovan Corporate Drumming Events

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About Jim Donovan

Jim Donovan M.Ed. Leadership, is a multi-platinum recording artist and inspirational educator whose mission is to empower, inspire and connect people through the power of group music making. In his work, Donovan offers effective programs for corporate, university, health care and public environments focused on using music as a tool to teach team synergy, leadership, and wellness. His specialty is making the benefits of group music making accessible to anyone, regardless of ability.


Donovan regularly offers corporate and university programs in the US and Europe. His past clients include Vanguard, Weston Solutions, Del Monte, Johnson and Johnson, FED EX Ground University
, Celgene Corporation
, Adagio Healthcare, Alban Institute, Medrad, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, Indiana University and many others.

Donovan is a founding member of the 90's band Rusted Root who sold over 3 million records to date. He has appeared on the David Letterman, Conan O'Brien shows and his music with the band is featured major motion pictures such as Ice Age, Twister, Matilda as well as on network TV shows American Idol and Party of Five.


His touring work with Rusted Root provided him with ample opportunity to share the stage with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin, Sting, and The Allman Brothers among others.


He holds a BA in Music Performance from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University where he is also on faculty.

Donovan lives with his wife and three incredible kids in Western, PA.

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