Playshop Participants


"The drum circle is a perfect vehicle for beginning relationships with people. When the circle ends, I want to continue those relationships so that I can stay connected with those people. We can deepen our relationship through music so that we can become better friends when the music stops."

—Laurie Precht, USA

Who Attends VMC Playshops & Trainings?

People just like you attend Village Music Circles™ trainings. Participants come from diverse backgrounds, professions and cultures. Over the past 20 years, VMC has trained over 10,000 Drum Circle Facilitators in 29 countries around the world. Many have no previous experience with music and some are accomplished musicians. Some are mid-career professionals seeking a new twist to their existing skills and others are seeking to develop a new profession as a Drum Circle Facilitator.

Jeramia's third time in the circle

The Village Music Circles community is international and includes diverse people of all backgrounds, religious affiliations, ages and cultures. From therapists to human resource managers, ministers to camp counselors, teachers to corporate executives, doctors to teenagers — each adding their own song, rhythm and spirit; playing an important part in building our global rhythm community.

VMC Trainings can be found in China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, Scotland, England, Spain, Norway, Germany, Italy, Iceland, and United Arab Emirates.

You do not have to be a musician to play!
No experience is necessary!

Participants have included:

  • Music Therapists
  • Music Educators
  • Group Leaders
  • Musicians & Drummers
  • Music Conductors
  • Community Organizers
  • Psycho-social Workers
  • Youth Activities Organizers
  • Community groups & Families
  • Kids with Disabilities
  • Kids-at-risk Professionals
  • Trainers & Facilitators
  • Educators
  • Medical Professionals
  • Corporate Trainers
  • Music Teachers
  • Group Presenters
  • Ministers & Spiritual Leaders
  • Students & Homeschoolers
  • Life Coaches
  • The playfully challenged seeking inspiration