Drumming for Success

Dr. Arvin Scott's Motivational Youth Program

About Dr. Arvin Scott


Dr. Scott is a multi-award winning percussion artist, youth program developer/coordinator, and educator with over three decades of national and international experience.  He was recently named as a "Super Citizen"

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What is Drumming for Success?

Drumming for Success was founded by Dr. Arvin Scott in 1997. It is a community-based program for youth ages 3-16 in Athens, Georgia and the surrounding area. It provides percussion classes and hand drums for all the kids while encouraging academic achievement, character building, and creativity through personal goal accomplishment and group cooperation.

The program has been recognized in the year 2000 by earning two community awards

What to Hear What We Sound Like?

Dr. Scott's CD "Drum Voices," includes a song titled "Drumming for Success and friends at Book Peddlers" with over twenty children playing on their drums.

Hear a little from the CD

To Buy Spirit Of The Drum Click Here      |      To Buy Drum Voices Click Here 

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Funding for Drumming for Success comes from donations and fundraisers such as Beat the Drum, an unforgettable, percussive show in which everyone who attends can participate in the performance. Beat The Drum features Dr. Arvin Scott who is often joined by other renowned, special guest artists such as Sunny Ortiz--percussionists with Widespread Panic. "It is very inspiring to see how Dr. Scott is bringing everyone together to promote a common goal," said Ortiz.

All visitors are invited to bring an instrument and "drum until your hands fall off" or just sit back and enjoy the magical rhythms of the night.

Audience participation and door prizes as always, with special guest Sunny Ortiz!