Basic Facilitators’ Training



"It is through the contact point with the circle that information comes to you, the Facilitator. It tells you what your next move will be. You think you are leading-but you are listening and following them... following you."

—Arthur Hull

Learn To Facilitate Your Own Community Drum Circle!

(3-day Weekend)

Village Music Circles™ Basic Facilitators Training will empower you to build a rhythm community while exploring the foundational elements of drum circle facilitation. Learn powerful facilitation techniques and develop skills while gaining the confidence to successfully lead a rhythm event for a variety of diverse populations.

Packed with information and hands-on experience both beginning and experienced Facilitators will have plenty of opportunities for practicing new skills in a safe, supportive environment. Upon completion of this training, you will have the ability to begin facilitating rhythm events of your own!

L earn to successfully Facilitate rhythm-based events

E xperience the power of community building through rhythm!

A ctivate    Motivate    Empower!  Rhythm for fun and learning

D iscover camaraderie and spirit playing music together!

Program Content

Drum Call • Stop Cuts • Sculpting

In 20+ hours of training, participants will have extensive practice opportunities in the facilitation techniques and the skills needed to lead a drum circle event for a variety of populations.

Group instruction and discussions combine with small group activities using movement, voice, musical instruments, and improvisational rhythm games. Critique and feedback are an important part of the learning process.

Opportunities for networking with other DCFs of many cultures, backgrounds and experience levels provides stimulation and inspiration to developing facilitators.

The Basic Facilitators’ Playshop is a high-powered, dynamic experience. Participants must commit to the entire weekend and be ready to work hard and learn a lot — while having loads of fun doing so.

Required Text: Drum Circle Facilitation: Building Community Through Rhythm by Arthur Hull

Where can I find a training?

Village Music Circles offers Basic Facilitators’ Playshop weekends annually in the USA, Asia, Europe and UAE, as available. Event Calendar.

Village Music Circles utilizes the Drum Circle Facilitation techniques developed by Arthur Hull.