Rhythm Moves brings the world to you through in-school field trips, interactive edu-concerts and learning immersion experiences featuring rare musical instruments and rhythms of the world.  Our unique programs have been shared with learning communities in the United States and internationally including: Canada, Ghana, Ethiopia, Cuba, Mexico & Egypt.   In 2020, Rhythm Moves began offering our lessons, edu-concerts and workshops online through Zoom. We look forward to connecting with you. 



After over 25 years spent traveling the globe & studying different forms of music and culture on five continents, RM Founder Daniel Scruggs created the mobile educational program Rhythm Moves to develop and share his love for music, culture and learning. Rhythm Moves music and cultural education programs and workshops have been presented in schools and universities, community centers, hospitals, detention centers, rehabilitation centers, substance abuse treatment centers, senior centers, cultural and music festivals, private parties, corporate conferences + team building events.  Rhythm Moves is a proponent of Montessori Education and works in partnership with other like minded artist-educator performers.   In the tumultuous year of 2020, Daniel celebrated 30 years since beginning formal drumming instruction with the Colonial Williamsburg Fife and drum Corps in Virginia.  Rhythm Moves is based in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. 


Rhythm Moves brings you interactive "Edu-concerts"- fully facilitated and immersive learning experiences.  The Mobile Instrument Museum, Drum Together and Small World Explorers are programs created and facilitated by RM founder Daniel Scruggs and developed over thirty years of musical study, performance and curriculum development.  

Daniel’s appreciation and love for music is rooted in a collection of various educational and cultural experiences and productions.  He is a third generation drummer whose grandfather Jim Anthony and aunt Elizabeth Anthony, were both drummers.  Some of these educational and professional experiences and qualifications include:


-Daniel is a graduate of the Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drum Corps (1990-1998) 

-Serves as a returning presenter at MEPI (Montessori Educational Programs International) annual conference.  

-Co-founder/producer of the annual Nkabom World Music Festival in Okurase, Ghana & Charleston, SC

-Certified Remo HealthRhythms Recreational Music Facilitator 

-Member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild 

-Village Music Circles Trained Facilitator 

-Inducted member of the Chicote de Couro Capoeira Group of Rio De Janeiro by Grand Master Claudionor

-Creator and curator of the 2017 event “Capoeira: The Music, Movements, and Ritual of the Spirit Circle” Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life of Columbia University 

-Visiting Educator at the Martin Luther King Center Havana, Cuba

-Visiting Educator for Canadian Montessori Teacher Training Institute in Toronto 

-Visiting Educator at Sundrops Montessori School Village Campus in Okurase Ghana 

-University studies in percussion, jazz drumming, anthropology and sociology at the College of Charleston, Christopher Newport University, Yemen Language Center and College of Mid-eastern Studies, and Virginia Commonwealth University

-Completed Living Yoga Training immersion at Satchadananda Ashram Yogaville 

-Completed Vapassana Meditation Training, Jessup GA -Facilitator for Corporate Events with Catalyst International’s “Beatswork” Program 

-Visiting Lecturer for Montessori Egyptian Center Cairo, Egypt 

-Producer of the “Red Lion’s Revolving Mic Extravaganza” events in Richmond Virginia 

-Trainer with Seacoast International Montessori Teacher Training Center 

-Partner & Educator with the Boys and Girls Club, Americorps, and WINGS for Kids

-Visiting Educator at Awassa Youth Campus, Ethiopia

-Certified Yoga Teacher (200 hr) Holy Cow, Charleston 2020


Daniel has spent substantial time studying, teaching and performing throughout the United States and in many countries throughout five continents including:


Ecuador - 1994 

Bahamas - 1993 

Mexico - 1999, 2002, 2014, 2017

St. Thomas & St. John, USVI - 2008, 2012 

Indonesia - 2002

Puerto Rico - 2003 

Egypt - 2005, 2016, 2017, 2018 

Jordan - 2005

Israel - 2005

Yemen - 2006

Ethiopia - 2006, 2015

France - 2006

Brazil - 2007, 2012, 2015 

Costa Rica - 2009

St. Croix USVI - 2016

Ghana - 2016, 2017, 2018 

Italy - 2016

Vatican - 2016

Denmark - 2016 

Panama - 2017 

Jamaica - 2017

Cuba - 2018 

Canada - 2019 

The Navajo Nation - 2019

The Hopi Nation - 2019 

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