VMC Team

Arthur Hull

Founder, Village Music Circles

Born in Ogden Utah and raised Mormon, Arthur takes his mission seriously. Arthur has dedicated his life to making the joy of rhythm accessible to people everywhere. Through his trainings, books, dvds and music Arthur strives to bring people a direct experience of the joy of rhythm; empowering others to carry the positive impact of community building through rhythm forward into their own lives and community.

Arthur has sparked the world-wide movement of drum circle facilitation, creating a new and internationally recognized profession of the Drum Circle Facilitator. Arthur’s goal is to help this growing community develop, and build a strong platform from which values-based professionalism can emerge.


Jim Boneau

Jim Boneau, MA

Chief Mentor Trainer

Jim Boneau is a facilitator, teacher, speaker and coach who has a passion for igniting leaders and professionals who are committed to the development of others. In 2000, after achieving success in corporate America, Jim participated in his first VMC Hawaii Playshop. He was so inspired from that experience that he left corporate America to embark on a journey to find his own authentic voice. Jim has discovered that the learning from drum circle facilitation training goes far beyond his skills in a drum circle. Jim has now made a full circle back to corporate America, as a facilitator and coach; drum circle facilitation is a tool Jim uses in this work. Jim has earned his coaching certification with the Hudson Institute, and a Masters degree in Coaching and Consulting from Bastyr University. Jim lives in Seattle with his partner Eric, their dogs Lucy and Sam, and their cat Nimbus.