Meet Glenn Anthony
GA Council for the Arts Teaching Artist
Several years of work in audio and video production (my undergraduate degree) led to my decision to pursue music as a career. Since performing as the Green Drum Master in the 1996 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Atlanta, I have spent over 8000 hours on stages and in classrooms actively engaged in music performance and education.
As I collected instruments and learned music from around the world, I found myself performing at a wide range of venues. I recorded and released a (sold out) relaxing world music CD in 2001. I have played (and still play) piano, drums, and bass in rock, jazz, folk, blues, etc. ensembles as well as various world instruments in both solo and in traditional music ensembles including West and South African, Greek and Turkish traditional, Indonesian Gamelan (Emory University Gamelan), my “One Man World Music Looping Band”, and many more.
Decades of passionate musical experience has helped me become a well-rounded, versatile performer. As an avid listener to World Music, I often felt compelled to obtain and play unique sounding instruments I heard in the music. I never stop acquiring instruments, learning, practicing, and refining. I’m happiest when playing music or helping others enjoy playing and understanding music. I believe that learning music and playing with others is a focused activity that leads to relaxation, fellowship, personal betterment, and neuroplasticity.
As a Georgia Council for the Arts Teaching Artists Registry artist, Glenn Anthony is part of a listing of competitively evaluated professionals who are available to deliver performances, workshops, and/or residencies to nonprofit organizations, community arts councils, schools, and school systems. Learn more about the registry designed to serve as a resource list of Georgia artists who are skilled in one or more artistic disciplines and experienced in a classroom setting.
An Versatile Instructor of Traditional and World InstrumentsLearn Music from All Sides!
Glenn Anthony uniquely allows students to try out various instruments, musical styles and genres, all the way to composing music, producing music, to improvising and using apps to create music and have fun while building valuable life long skills like listening, playing with others, and gaining confidence all while having fun in an inclusive format that adjusts with the students individual needs and learning styles!
INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO PLAY THE PIANO OR PERHAPS A SYNTH?
INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO PLAY THE GUITAR OR PERHAPS A SAZ?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN DRUMKIT OR PERHAPS DOUMBEK?
INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO PLAY THE RECORDER OR A DIDJERIDU?
Learn from a master who has performed for 30 years on countless stages
Explore music theory and notation while learning exciting musical genres!
What are some of the genres of music that are fun to explore?:
& many world scales and modes!
STRINGSInterested in learning to play the guitar or perhaps a saz?
Bass (fretted and fretless) Guitar
Lap Steel Slide Guitar
Harmonium – India
Oud – Turkey/Egypt
Bouzouki – Greece, Ireland
Saz/Baglama – Turkey/Greece
Cümbüş – Turkey
Đàn môi / Jaw harp
Gimbri – Morocco
Find inspiration to learn to play your favorite songs and even write your own!
Gain the skills you need to learn how to play your favorite songs!
Ear training exercises
Call and response exercises
Improvising on songs you already know
Chord progression found in common songs
Decoding your favorite songs
Making music as fun as playing games!
Composing your own songs!
& having a lot of fun in the process!
PERCUSSIONWould you like to Learn Drumkit Or perhaps Doumbek?
Udu – Nigeria
Djembe – W. Africa
Pandiero, Surdu, Agogos – Brazil (Samba)
Dunun (Dundun, Sangban, Kenkini)
Kendhang (Ketipung, Gendhing, Ciblon) – Indonesian Gamelan
Learn from an Olympic Drum Master!
Glenn first appears at 5:03 … on top of the green tower. Click below to watch.
What are some of the benefits of learning to play an instrument?
(Beyond the fun of actually playing?):
Memory, attention and concentration
Increased coordination and confidence
Achievement and discipline
FLUTESInterested in learning to play the recorder or perhaps A Didjeridu?
Didjeridu – Australia
Native American flute
Ney: Persian, Egyptian, and Turkish
Duduk – Armenia
Shakuhachi – Japan
Bansuri – India
Suling – Indonesia
Various wood and bamboo oblique, transverse, and fipple aerophones
Various single and double reeds
Find out how music can bring relaxation and stress reduction!
Follow Glenn Anthony on Facebook to hear about Glenn’s World Music and Relaxation concerts!
Music for wellness and relaxation!
Music has the magical ability to reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain, as well as, improve sleep, mood, mental alertness, neuroplasticity and memory.
Find an healthy alternative to impove your wellness while relaxing and having fun!
Music Production and CompositionLearn to Write your own songs
Creating music should be something anyone can enjoy. Let Glenn help you get over your fears and experience the joy of creating your own songs and beats!