drum-circle

Drum circles are a great way for people to have a great time playing with drums and percussion – we set the drums up in a circle formation and they can be tailored to your needs.

The facilitator is there to help guide the players in their own exploration and to help them have fun with games and songs and encourage group participation.

We have equipment suitable for all ages including children and older adults.We have experience of working with special needs groups so just get in touch and we can see if we can help.

We can accommodate small and large group sizes over 100 + people at any venue of your choice, all we need is enough chairs for everyone and understanding neighbours !

Ideal for encouraging participation at events as people need no prior experience.

Great for families to do together.

Drumming can be very liberating and is great for helping groups and individuals build trust and confidence.

Ideal as an a ice breaker or refresher during conferences and events.

A drum circle usually lasts around an hour and a half or more but can be tailored for shorter sessions very easily.

groups and organisations we have worked with:

  • primary and secondary schools
  • youth and community groups
  • church organisations
  • play groups
  • at fun days and themed days
  • with looked after care young people
  • third age groups
  • corporate work (see link)
  • private parties and events
  • childrens parties

more on drum circles

here speaks Mickey Hart famous drummer in the Grateful Dead and pioneering percussionist:

“typically, people gather to drum in drum “circles” with others from the surrounding community. The drum circle offers equality because there is no head or tail. It includes people of all ages. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and themselves. To form a group consciousness. To entrain and resonate. By entrainment, I mean that a new voice, a collective voice, emerges from the group as they drum together”

Arthur Hull, the father or “midwife” of the drum circle movement says:

“a drum circle is a group of people having fun creating simple parts on a chorus of tuned drums, percussion and musical instruments. The simple act of playing music together profoundly teaches the skills inherent in becoming a strong and thriving community”.VMC

I’ve trained with Arthur Hull from Village Music Circles on two weekend long basic facilitator trainings and one full weeks intensive training.I have lots of experience using drum circle facilitation with all kinds of groups.