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Phone: (914) 576-3854
For grades: K-12, college, adults
Requirements for live visit: electrical outlet required
Fees for live visit: $900-1/2 day, $1400-full school day, variable rates for evening & community programs, depending on size of audience, discounts for block & multi-day bookings. Travel fees may apply.
Funding: Funding available from many BOCES and other educational organizations. I'm happy to work with you to obtain funding!


Everybody Plays Drums! »

Marvelous program! I was so impressed with the way you integrated arts standards, social studies, and language arts curriculum in a thoroughly entertaining, engaging program! All grade levels loved it!
--- Sharon Stepankweich, Principal, Otsego Elementary School, Dix Hills, NY

Saragail brings hundreds of drums to school! She teaches everyone to play together, weaving story, rhythm and song into 100% interactive experiences.


  • Teambuilding
  • Diversity
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts
  • Life Skills
  • PARP Programs


  • Community Events
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Camp Programming
  • Corporate Events
  • Just Plain Fun!


ASSEMBLIES last 45 minutes. An ideal audience is no larger than 150 students, however, we can accommodate up to 700 people for special events.

During RESIDENCIES we work with about 25 children per session and make multiple classroom visits.

We welcome close COLLABORATION with teachers, PTA's, administrators, and program coordinators to design programs that ideally suit your educational and entertainment needs!

Does your corporation or organization need a big dose of spirit? With our corporate division, The Music of Business, Inc., we bring group drumming teambuilding and leadership workshops to top corporations. Visit our corporate site to learn more!

To learn more about our programs for kids, visit the JOYFUL NOISE website,!

"I never had this much fun in school before!"--Fifth Grade Student, St. Catharine School, Spring Lake, NJ

"Wonderful program. Worthwhile, relevant, and the kids loved it!"--Ann Comley, Principal, Lincoln School, Scotia, NY

"All the kids are talking about how much fun they had at the program. It was a big hit!"--Jen Meiners, PTA, Lincoln School, Scotia, NY

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EVERYBODY LOVES TO PLAY DRUMS TOGETHER, making Saragail Benjamin's JOYFUL NOISE a wonderful forum for learning and entertainment.

Saragail believes…

  • LEARNING IS WONDER! Where does music come from? From the world. From the spirit. From the heart. Why do people everywhere play music? To celebrate. To bond. To remember we are not alone.
  • LEARNING IS DIALOGUE! Curriculum becomes a springboard for creative activity, exponentially expanding the knowledge base.
  • LEARNING IS CONNECTION! We welcome students to the universality of the human condition. Play the beat of your heart, feel the heartbeat of the world.
  • EVERYBODY HAS MUSIC INSIDE! And everyone should feel empowered to joyfully make music in the world!

Saragail works to help people connect with themselves and with each other, with their collective creativity and strength, and to facilitate the building of compassion, understanding, and tolerance.

With her background as jazz pianist and singer; published and produced musical theater composer, lyricist, and performer; author of popular children's novel, MY DOG ATE IT; master drummer; and 22 years as a teaching artist; Saragail has captivated audiences all over the US.

"Fantastic personality, great performance and communication skills! Arts in Education programming at its best!"—Larry Janotta, Music Teacher, Melville, NY

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