Rhythmical Alchemy Playshop

Who Should Attend

  • The Rhythmical Alchemy Playshop™ is for everyone!
  • Teachers * Music Educators * Activities Directors * Music Therapists
  • It is especially recommended for the playfully challenged
  • DCFs ready to stretch their rhythm sensibilities are encouraged to attend
  • Families have attended together
  • Past participants have ranged from ages 4 to 89!

This program will provide

  • Interactive Drum Circle games adaptable to all ages and situations.
  • Group Rhythm and Movement Play.
  • Ice-breaker Games using basic facilitation skills.
  • Vocal games and Theater improv.
  • Musical improvisation Experiences using a variety of instruments
  • Rhythm Church using pentatonicly tuned chimes & gongs
  • Found Sound Orchestra and Jug Band
  • Continuing Education Credits

Music therapists, social workers, college students and teachers may earn Continuing Education and Professional Development Credits through our training programs. CEU info

Course Description

The Rhythmical Alchemy Playshop™ is for everyone! No experience is necessary.

Escape the outside world and play with your rhythm community in Arthur’s one-of-a-kind musical sandbox. This experiential, family-friendly event offers people of all ages and backgrounds a playful and safe environment to explore the power of rhythm in our lives.

Program Content

In the Rhythmical Alchemy Playshop™ our rhythm community builds as we play, sing, dance and drum together. Using contact improvisation, vocals, rhythmical games, hand drumming and drum circle consciousness, we create musical fun in a nurturing place.

Explore expressive activities through musical ice-breakers, rhythm-play, vocal games, songs and theater improv for community-building fun!

This weekend experiential playshop provides 18-20 hours of rhythmical exploration, practice and fun! Facilitators of all backgrounds and experience levels will gain innovative motivational techniques and inspirational activities suitable for multiple group applications. Learn new approaches to recreational drumming!

Touch, feel, listen, express with drums, whistles, chimes, gongs, bells, wood, metal and more.


What to bring to the Rhythmical Alchemy Playshop

Where Can I Find a Rhythmical Alchemy Playshop™?

Village Music Circles offers Rhythmical Alchemy Playshops several times each year around the U.S. and internationally. See the Event Calendar. Goink! Pop! Ding!

"No matter what happens in the circle... it is your spirit you share with the group that really make the connection start. To keep your heart and mind pure, to leave issues at the door, to serve the group, is the catalyst for the rest."

—M. Goude, USA