• 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 - 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 >>


  • 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 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 >>
  • 2nd Saturday Drum Circles - Join us on the Second 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 - 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 >>


  • 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 - 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 >>