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Summer Drum Circles

Summer Drum Circles

The Summer Drum Circles are now on hiatus as we look for a new home.  Subscribe to my newsletter to find out where and when we will start these awesome community gatherings up again! Learn More >>

1st Saturday Drum Circles

1st Saturday Drum Circles

Join us on the First Saturday of the Month for a family, friendly, community drum circle at The New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt, MD.  We drum from 3-5pm.  Drums provided or bring you own.  All levels of experience welcome.  Katy will show you how to get the sounds on your instruments and then take you… Learn More >>

Drum 101 Workshop

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 >>

Senior Drum Circles

Senior Drum Circles

Drumming is a popular activity with seniors as it brings people together to have some fun while also providing physical exercise and mental stimulation. Drumming accesses parts of the brain that thrive on music memories and allow for people to open up and connect via the drum.  It also helps reduce stress, improve motor skills and… Learn More >>

Community Drum Circles

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 >>

Drumming as Prayer

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 >>

Drumming for Wellness Classes

Drumming for Wellness Classes

Our next session is Sundays, 3-5pm in March, 2020: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at the Shamanic Trance Dance and Empowerment Center.  Click here for more info and to register. Tune in and tune up your mind, body and spirit with Drumming for Wellness classes. These classes incorporate drumming, breath work, chanting, movement and… Learn More >>