DRUMMING is exercise, nurturing and social support, intellectual stimulation, spirituality, and stress reduction! GROUP DRUMMING stimulates creative expression that unites our minds, bodies and spirits! The strong belief that a healthy spirit is essential for a healthy body led me to Princeton, New Jersey for training in a research-based protocol of GROUP DRUMMING called HealthRHYTHMS. Participation in a HealthRHYTHMS drum circle requires no experience and is a great wellness activity for all! Contact me to inquire about HealthRHYTHMS drum circle.
"A community drum circle is created, "in the moment" by all the people who participate. Co-operation and collaboration is the basic glue. When we drum together, sharing our spirit in the form of rhythm, it changes our relationships. As we play together, we give ourselves a rhythmical massage and an emotional release. The experience is unique to each person in the circle, and it happens whether we are entraining ourselves into the circle by drumming, or standing outside the circle and listening while tapping our feet and clapping along with the music."
"There are many places where drum circles are being used for many purposes, like....
• Teambuilding for corporations
• Empowerment building for mens and womens groups
• Spirit building for spiritual growth and personal growth groups
• Synergizing and rhythm training for school/kids groups
• Stress and anger relief for kids- at-risk groups
• Orientation for college campuses and on-going circles for multi-cultural awareness.
• Family bonding for family night drum circles.
• Community building and market building for music stores. "
"To make beautiful music together, all we have to do is bring to the circle whatever rhythmical expertise we have to offer, along with the excitement of sharing it with other people. The quality of the music produced in an event like this is not based on the rhythmical expertise of the players, but on the quality of their relationship with the other people in the circle. The result is those magical musical moments where one powerful voice is created out of the many. In those moments, the players stop worrying about keeping time because time, as they know it, has stopped. In it's place is a living breathing entity, expressing timeless joy, passion and release through the power of rhythm. That is the beauty of a community drum circle."
-- Arthur Hull