Category Archives: Testimonials

Carole Crumley

Your presence and leadership at the Shalem Society were such a blessing. Thank you for making the early morning effort and for such an inspired session. Your leadership just gets richer and deeper and more loving (if possible). It was a joy to be with you in this way. Carole Crumley, Senior Program Director, Shalem… Learn More >>

Brian Butler

Katy Gaughan’s Drum Circle is an experience not to be missed. They have performed for our 4th of July Celebration for six consecutive years, and each time they end with more flare. Katy’s energy resonates throughout the crowd, while the drummers tap their way into the minds of all in attendance. By allowing the audience… Learn More >>

Susan Racine Passmore

At our Health Equity Drum Circle, Katy helped to facilitate our attempt at the world largest drum circle!  Katy was perfect for the task.  She brings unbounded energy and enthusiasm to everything she does. We are so thankful to have Katy on our team.  She has been a tireless supporter of our work to promote… Learn More >>

Donna Anstee

I was able to participate in the singing, ringing, & drumming event at Westminster Pres in West Chester, PA Sat. I thoroughly enjoyed learning to play the drums, hearing the heartbeat of God, and offering thanksgiving via music. Thank you for sharing. Donna Anstee Learn More >>

Carol Edwards

HOW MARVELOUS to meet u and have alllllll that drumming going on at Westminster Presbyterian Church last Sunday. You directed the group beautifully and I think all participants, preschoolers to grandparents, were uplifted by the activities of the day. Certainly took us out of that staid box we sometimes feel comfortable in. Unfortunately you’ve created… Learn More >>

Kris Roth

Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful experience at the Cathedral last night. I had some difficulty making out all of your words due to my hearing issues but I caught the drift of much of what you said about our heartbeats, healing, listening, silence, the sacred space we were together in, Imbolc… Learn More >>

Ruth Frey

A HUGE thank you for a fantastic experience at the Cathedral on Tuesday night.  As you know, we had 700 souls participate.  WOW!  Would you please extend our thanks to your crew for their great work?   I am so grateful for your leadership.  I love the way you invite people into prayer and connection in… Learn More >>

Parish Hawkins

You were AWESOME !!! As well as your team! It was unbelievable. Thank you again for being ever so present, especially during the lockdown! I’m so sorry about that. Parish Hawkins, Recreational Programmer, Camp Springs Senior Activity Center, Department of Parks and Recreation, M-NCPPC/SPD Learn More >>

Emily Lawrence

The drum circle event that you facilitated with my teens with disabilities over the summer (July 15th @ PG Ballroom) was so successful that I would love to schedule another event with you and your grandmother drum! Emily Lawrence, Therapeutic Recreation Program Coordinator, Central Area, Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Department of Parks &… Learn More >>

Maria Salehi

I was showing a video of Ishaaga at the drum circle to an occupational therapist at work. She was so excited and she recognized you and Mark from a circle you did for parks and planning. Her son has some disabilities and she said he had an amazing time with her son at the drum… Learn More >>