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Drum Circle Facilitation Trainings

Drum Circle Facilitation Trainings

Katy is a certified Village Music Circles Global Trainer and provides a 1-day Introduction to Drum Circle Facilitation Training and a 3-day Drum Circle Facilitation Training based on the technology and philosophy of Arthur Hull. Arthur Hull is recognized as the “godfather” of the facilitated drum circle movement and has influenced community drumming all over the world for 40 years. As a Village Music Circles Global Trainer, Katy teaches the skills, techniques and principles pioneered by Arthur Hull.

Participants will come away with the skillset to lead a community drum circle in a variety of settings.

School & Camp Programs

School & Camp Programs

Drum circles are an exciting activity for school programs and summer camps. Whether a large school assembly or a day-long program that allows each grade or group to enjoy their own drum circle, Katy brings the drums and the fun! Through games, songs and rhythms, the students or campers will learn about the culture of… 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 3:30-5pm.  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 >>

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

Tune in and tune up your mind, body and spirit with Drumming for Wellness classes. These classes incorporate drumming, breath work, 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 with others… Learn More >>