Need a rockin’ motivational and inspirational speaker, a fun and interactive drumming experience, or some training to boost your business or music career?
I’m Dori Staehle, MBA, Founder and CEO of Rock the Next Stage, aka Dori the Drum Chick. I got pulled into entrepreneurship in 1995 thanks to our talented and creative kids, who asked to be homeschooled. It was then I discovered what really causes ADD/ADHD issues and was able to keep hundreds of kids off of stimulants. I became an educational consultant and sought-after speaker.
Since our kids had talent and no one to represent them, I started my second business, Next Stage Entertainment. In the past 16 years, I’ve found, groomed, and booked over 900 local young bands and solo artists and managed a few bands as well.
After a freak accident in 2011, everything changed. All I could physically do was online coaching. However, I also discovered that I could use my hobby of drumming to help me heal. Through a combination of science and Divine intervention, 2 weeks of a special type of hand drumming completely healed my injuries and the rare disease the accident triggered. I then decided that I didn’t want to just move onto the next stage of my life, I wanted to rock it!
I began helping entrepreneurs and musicians with:
• Marketing and branding
• Creating multiple streams of income
• Time management and goal-setting
• And more!
Sometimes, my special drumming techniques were added to help boost clarity, confidence, and reduce stress and ADHD issues.
I then acquired enough hand drums and percussion instruments for 50 people and I took my drums and the Dori Show on the road. It’s not African drumming and this ain’t your Mama’s drum circle. And yes, I play percussion in our church band and with others as well (think Sheila E. without the stilettos) and I teach drums and percussion at a local music school (Yes, I’m playing the full drum set now!). Hard to believe my first job was at an international bank on Wall Street! Lol!
I discovered that it’s never too late and you’re never too old!
Life’s short! Isn’t it time to rock YOUR next stage?
For more info or for to book me for speaking or drumming, click here.
Mrs. Dori (aka the Best Band Mom ever!), thanks for all the opportunities, support, and advice you’ve given me over the years. You rock! ~ Taylor Leopold, Wake Forest, NC. Singer/songwriter and solo artist.