Archive for Drum Circle

Developmental Community Music Course – 2014

Join us for five days of musical bliss! Therapeutic Music Making / Therapeutic Drumming Musical Games / Music-Based Programs Drum Circle Facilitation and More ProRhythms – A Healthful Approach to Music Native American Flute / Ukulele / Drumming / Voice Program Design / Live Sessions / Peer Feedback DCM is Music with a Mission! JOIN […]

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Kalani Interview

What was my first musical memory? How did I get started in music? When did I know I wanted to be a professional musician? What was it like playing with Yanni? What was the vision behind the Rhythm Spirit CD? What are the different types of community drumming that I facilitate? What’s the difference between […]

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The Giant School Drumming Circle

What does it take to get 150+ kids all playing together? How do you start? What techniques and strategies does one use to both control the group and, at the same time, set them free? Find out in this narrated mini-series about the giant school drumming circle by Kalani. This was shot during a residency […]

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Drum Fun! – Musical Games for Groups iPad version

The games that you have come to love and use are now available in an iPad version. Musical Games These are a collection of rhythm and drumming games that can be played with or without instruments. Groups of all kinds can enjoy these games and their variations. Who uses musical games? Music Teachers Music Therapists […]

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The Drum Circle – A Musical Approach

More and more people are finding ways to connect with the musical parts of themselves and drumming offers those with limited musical skills an accessible point of entry into group music making. The community drum circle is one place novice and amateur drummers can get together to share, explore, learn, teach, and be in community. […]

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Musical Facilitation Techniques

Would you like to improve your ability to facilitate community music making? Perhaps you facilitate drum circles or you are a music teacher or music therapist who works with groups. Depending on the types of services you offer and your personal musical skills, you might use these techniques for various reasons. One major benefit of […]

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Drumming with Persons with Special Needs

There’s been a lot of talk about the health benefits of drumming. From studies in group drumming as a social tool to the science of brain rhythms, drumming has caught the eye of many who work in (or want to work in) health care settings. This article looks at some of the current trends and […]

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The Art of Facilitation

You’ve probably heard the term “drum circle facilitation” and, if you’ve seen someone facilitate a drum circle, maybe you think of them as standing in the center of the circle giving out various commands, such as to lower the volume, start playing, and stop playing. While there are times when conducting a group of musicians […]

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Music Hero, Jeff Matter

Music Matters mission is to provide people of all ages and abilities the tools to have a life long love of music.

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Community Drumming Facilitation

Community Drumming Facilitation (CDF) is the art of helping a group succeed in creating music, using mostly drums and percussion instruments. CDF includes popular types of community drumming formats, such as drum circles, drum ensembles, guided  interactive drumming, and musical games. CDF is conducted by individuals and teams who are familiar with the instruments, the […]

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