Developmental Community Music (DCM)

DCM is used around the world as a platform for creative play.

DCM includes group drumming, rhythm, songs, movement, and laughter!

DCM is for music educators, music therapists, music facilitators, musicians, and anyone who loves people.

DCM provides the skills and knowledge to design and present music-based, process-oriented, group experiences.

DCM is much more than drum circles or learning and playing songs. It's an approach that draws from multiple disciplines, such as Orff-Schulwerk, Music Therapy, and many years of real world experience of working with groups of all types.

DCM was created by Kalani Das, MT-BC to answer the questions:

  • What are the crucial elements that make a music experience feel magical?
  • What are effective ways to empower people in music, even when they have low skills?
  • What are the guiding principles of facilitation, flow state, and therapeutic music making?
  • What are some of the biggest mistakes facilitators make and how to avoid them?
  • How does one support and guide a group without getting in their way?
  • How does one design and experience for maximum success?
  • How does someone earn a living in a music-centered field?
  • What is facilitation really all about?

When: July 9-13, 2018 (Arrive Sunday between 4-6pm. Depart Friday after 1PM)
Where: The Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Los Angeles, CA


Therapeutic Drumming Group

Therapeutic Drumming with a Partner

Therapeutic Rhythmic Movement

Therapeutic Group Drumming

For Teachers, Therapists, Facilitators, and ANYONE with a passion for helping people through music.

Your Host and Instructor: Kalani Das, MT-BC

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