Rhythm-circles / Drum circles workshops – English

Let your group explore and experience the values that create a successful group-improvisation on drums. Build community through hands-on music making!  Men, women and children are welcome to join the fun of a Rhythm-circle. No experience with drumming is needed, and no musical training. We will communicate with each other with rhythm and share the joy of improvising music that is being created together in-the-moment. A spontaneous rhythmic jam-session for all skill levels, also non-rhythmic or non-musical persons.

What are Rhythm-circles / Drum circles workshops?

Rhythm-circles are a circle of people with percussion and drum instruments. Everybody plays an in-the-moment by them-self created rhythm. A facilitator guides the group to discover, in trial-error form, the elements that make a musical cooperation successful. These elements can be translated directly into metaphors for your company or group.

Facilitated Rhythm-circles are non-culturally-specific (that means that you are not supposed to play a group  of existing rhythms). All kind of styles of drums and percussion can be used. A Rhythm-circle is about the universal rhythms and the longing for community which is present in all of us. The “Godfather” of the Rhythm-circle / Drumcircle community is Arthur Hull from Village Music Circles

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Facilitated Rhythm-circles can best be described as “teaching (or learning) without teaching”. Playfully the participants are encouraged to create their own in-the-moment rhythms and sounds. Freed from the pressure to “do things right”, everyone can relax and “let the rhythms play them”.

Practical Information Rhythm-circles

-duration 75, 90 or 120 minutes.
-for 15 – hundreds of participants.
-Instruments: djembe’s, conga’s, darbouka’s, bass drums, woodblocks, bells and shakers.
-On any location in Holland, Belgium and Germany.
-in the languages Dutch, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
-A Rhythm-circles suits almost any kind of group or location.
-Participants can sit in a circle (more rows in a big group) and can see each other.
-Each participant plays an authentic percussion instrument.

For all kind of team meetings and retreats. Sales meetings, Staff employee training, Corporate Celebrations, Kick-offs, Solution, imagination & creativity generators.

NB: note well that a Rhythm-circle / Drumcircle-Workshop is something completely different from a Shamanistic Drumcircle!

Drumcircles on Wikipedia.
Village Music Circles: the website of Arthur Hulls’ Village Music Circles.