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.   



Jeanne Thompson, BA

Office Administrator BA Fine Art, UCSC

As the Office Administrator at Village Music Circles it is Jeanne’s job to maintain the organization and functioning of the office. Jeanne works closely with the VMC staff to ensure that the daily operations of Village Music Circles are performed with the utmost efficiency and detail while maintaining the excellent customer and client relations we pride ourselves in. She also produces the annual Hawaii Playshop which she is the go-to-girl for! She truly enjoys working with Arthur Hull, who is truly an inspiration and gift to the world of Drum Circle Facilitation. She lives in Santa Cruz with her cat, little dog and beautiful garden which gives her many hours of pleasure and peace.