Programs

Wellness

  • Drumming as Prayer - Drumming is a form of contemplative prayer that invites us to be present to the Heartbeat of God. As we listen to the drums, we experience the One pulse that gives rise to all the rhythms of life. This 45-minute experience weaves drumming with silence and chant. Wonderful for retreats, worship services or church gatherings.… Learn More >>
  • Wellness Rhythm Circles - Tune in and tune up your mind, body and spirit with a Wellness Rhythm Circle. This 90-minute experience incorporates drumming, breath work, chanting, movement and guided meditation. Learn about the principle of entrainment and how the rhythms in our life can harm or benefit us. Reduce your stress and enjoy self care as you bond… Learn More >>

Community

  • Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival - This day long event is free and features a variety of multicultural drum performances, drum classes and drum circles. Learn More >>
  • Summer Drum Circles - The Summer Drum Circles meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Takoma Park Gazebo from April – September. Going on 4 years, this has become a beloved community event during the spring and summer time as the Gazebo park is packed with families, friends and neighbors of all ages enjoying making music together. In… Learn More >>
  • Wednesday Night Drum Jams - For 5 years Katy has hosted the Wednesday Night Drum Jams in Takoma Park, WDC. This started as a weekly jam but now is a monthly drum circle that gives participants an opportunity to drum together, have fellowship and create epic music! The Wednesday Night Drum Jams meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month from… Learn More >>
  • Family Drum Circles - This 45-minute family friendly drum circle is a great way for kids and adults to bond. From age 0-99, drumming is an activity that everyone can participate in, no matter what level of experience.  Through a basic introduction to the drums and percussion instruments, entire families are making music and having fun together in no time!… Learn More >>
  • Community Drum Circles - Drumming is an activity that is accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability. Katy provides the drums and instruments and her masterful facilitation gets everyone drumming and making music together in minutes! Impromptu, collaborative music making creates connections and breaks down barriers. Plus it is exciting and fun! Katy has provided the vivacious energy… Learn More >>

Workshops

  • Drum 101 Workshop - Learn how to get a bass, tone and slap on the drum.  Once you learn how to get the basic sounds on the drum you begin to have a vocabulary that allows you to drum with others and create musical conversation! Learn rhythms that are used in drum circles and sing songs together. Learn how… Learn More >>

Retreats

  • Retreats - Katy Gaughan offers day-long and weekend retreats that weave the holy vibrations of drumming, chant, mindful movement and nature with silence. The drum connects us to our heart beat and the heart beat of God. Chanting and mindful movement are forms of body prayer that connect us with our breath and the wisdom of our… Learn More >>