Facilitating interactive, fun and healing musical and rhythm-based events locally and globally, to calm the mind, tune the body and revitalize the spirit!
WHAT IS A DRUM CIRCLE?
A drum circle is a rhythm-based event where people gather in a circle to express themselves with African drums and percussion instruments. A facilitator guides the session, encouraging and supporting people as they reconnect with their innate sense of rhythm. Inclusiveness is a core principle – people of all backgrounds, mobility, ages and skill levels (even first-time beginners) can participate. It becomes a model for our world family, an opportunity to engage in this age-old activity where young and old play and celebrate together.
TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE JOURNAL, APRIL 2013. Dr. Daniel Levitin, Psychologist, McGill University: “… studies found that older adults can boost their immune function, reversing age-related declines, by making music as participants in drumming circles.”
“I really really enjoyed just taking the morning to enjoy music (one of my passions) and learn a little about a new instrument, and work in a creative way with my team. I think we all very much enjoyed it. Thank you again. I feel rejuvenated!!” Staff Member, Training Session, Mountain Institution, Corrections Canada, Feb 18, 2014.
2015 Update – Drumming and Health in China:
The drum circle has potential to teach us about:
- creativity and health
- inter-generational learning
- education and learning
- health outcomes
Focus on health:
“I have neck problems and tension headaches. So far, neither sport nor stretching or relaxation have made a difference. But I completely forgot about it during the drumming – it was gone!” UBC Sauder School of Business “Meeting the Leadership Challenge” team building session participant.