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Your Name as a Drum Rhythm


15 per unit Virtual OK

I will create a drum rhythm that sounds like your name and title or expertise. Just for you!

For instance, for my name, I would request Robert Hensley, Drummer Extraordinaire. And the rhythm would match the cadence used to say those syllables. And it would have the sounds that match those vowels and consonants somewhat, using slap, tone, bass. Ya gotta hear it to believe it. I would send that to you in a video, and a lesson on how to play that rhythm on a djembe, or a tabletop and anything else you want to use as a drum. The rhythm will be there on my site to show all your friends how cool you are haha.

Other examples would be:
Sally Field, Award Winning Actress
Celine Remy, Certified Sexologist and Sex Coach
Kevin Dalfonzo, Internet Marketing Specialist
Frank Lazzaro, Professional Percussionist
Robert Hensley, just plain awesome dude

... you get the idea!

So send me:
1 -- the name you want to use,
2 -- the description you want to own about yourself,

... and I will get back to you with a rhythm and a video lesson to teach you.
... I will also keep that lesson with your name on it, on my upcoming blog at, for posterity.

So excited to start this idea I have been dreaming for a couple years now. Yay Simbi!

Training & Qualifications

I have been drumming as a touring performer and teacher, since 2000. I have studied and played and rehearsed and toured for years with some of the greatest master drummers from the West African countries of Mali and Guinea, home of the Melinque peoples. I have held hundreds of drum circles in many states, founded a drum troupe called Tribal Fire in San Diego, CA, and specialize in teaching beginning djembe students how to get good sound, and advanced students how to inspire dancers. I am known for my ability to create endless creative riffs as a soloist, and for the crispness of my sound on a djembe, as well as how hard, fast, and loud I can play for hours when inspired by the joy of dancers in front of me.

Availability & Preferences

9 am - 9 pm daily

Trading Preference: I prefer being paid in simbi

Reviews of Robert

Mar 18, 2019
The deal took longer to complete because of me. I didn't know that could affect your scores!!! Is there a way I can mark that it's my fault??? I could... not be more pleased with your created rhythm and your instructions for playing it!show more
Dec 26, 2017
Thank you so much Robert! This was very fun and unique! 😬🥁
Chadwick provided hour of Podcast/Webcast Polish and Clean for Robert
Jan 26, 2021
Had a great time working with Robert! Friendly and knows his stuff!
Geoffrey provided package of Advanced Logo Design for Robert
Apr 15, 2019
Robert gave me great references and his ideas were perfectly communicated, making it easy to develop graphics for him.
Sarab received unit of Djembe Drum Lesson from Robert
Feb 21, 2019
Amazing teacher! He's clearly in tune with the roots of drumming and helped me understand the nuances of how and why we drum.
Carole received unit of Djembe Drum Lesson from Robert
Aug 13, 2018
I was really happy with Robert's beginning Djembe class. He taught careful positioning and basic technique to avoid injuries, and then taught me some ...strikes and rhythms, and finally gave me something to practice on my own. I am going to continue lessons on djembe drumming with Robert.... he clearly both knows Djembe drumming well and has put time and thought into how to teach the technique. I'm looking forward to taking more djembe drumming lessons from Robert. Yay!show more
Aaron provided session of Wordpress Assistance for Robert
May 14, 2018
I love a thorough description of the problem and being able to make recommendations. Robert is easy to get along with and has a clear vision.
Kirsten provided session of Find the Right Website Platform for Robert
May 12, 2018
Robert was very clear in his communication and knows what he wants, which made it fun and interesting to work with him. I wish him all the best and m...uch success with the website and platform/service he is creating. ;)show more
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Inactive User received unit of How I Conquered Jealousy from Robert
May 02, 2018
Robert helped me overcome a very sensitive situation. And helped me look into a new perspective, he is a very wise man. I recommend him if you are to see your situation or to overcome your thoughts. How thoughts and feelings signify or something. Such a great friend, thank you so much. show more
Dixie received unit of Djembe Drum Lesson from Robert
Mar 07, 2018
Loved the way Robert approached getting me familiar with my drum and my body so that I could proceed with confidence that I wasn't going to screw up t...he sound or the drum and I wasn't going to hurt my hands. The rhythms we started with are just the right challenge without being boring. Having that groundwork made practice so joyful! show more


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I love the personal connections, offering my gifts, and receiving the gifts of new friends. I am also finding that people are actually connecting here, and generous, like me. Pleasantly surprised.

About Robert Hensley

Hi! I teach drumming in three different expressions: -- how to play djembe -- how to inspire dancers -- how to play a rhythm that sounds like your name These combine all my expertise, gifts, and... experience I have gathered from years as a pro drummer and relationship coach. My website is -- (under redesign) As I learned to drum, it had many unexpected side benefits. The most obvious, was how drumming increased my ability to go within and play what was authentic for me in the moment. And that authentic perspective overflowed to everything I do, from how I dressed, my relationship choices, my art, my business decisions... all of it. So I recommend drumming for many benefits beyond all the research about its immediate health benefits like immunity, community cooperation, mood enhancement, stress reduction and many others. show more

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Robert Hensley is looking for:
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  • Graphic Design
  • Art Lessons
  • Writing & Editing
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  • Acupuncture
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