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Arlyn Deva grew up in Hotchkiss, CO and currently lives
there  – gardening, creating,
dancing, drumming, teaching,
working and playing. The land
has been such a blessing
for her as she re-patterns
herself for health and
sustainable living.
Performing with Celtic
band Feast, Arlyn holds
the cymbols she plays
as part of her
concert percussion set.

Arlyn is a graduate of
Matrix Leadership Institute’s
Facilitator Training and earned
her B.A. degree in Expressive Arts through Prescott College’s Adult Degree Program.
She has also completed extensive dance training with Melissa Michaels and Wild Life
Productions in Boulder, CO. Currently Arlyn is studying herbalism with Alicia
Michaelson of Paonia, CO. Arlyn is also learning a great deal from the plants
themselves while gardening, as well as enjoying the rich written works of Michael
Moore, Rosemary Gladstar, Tammi Hartung, Machelle Small Wright, and more.

David has been Arlyn’s main drum teacher and she gives great thanks for his
patience and willingness as he teaches her to experience music in all styles and
genres especially on marimba, frame drums, cajon and auxiliary percussion.

Arlyn Deva, percussion, marimba and mother
“My prayer is to know my Self and act with clarity and love.”