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Learn the tools & techniques to facilitate drum circles, bring any group to its highest potential, and make the world a more musical place!

3-Day Drum Circle Facilitator Playshop – Nor Cal/S.F. Bay Area
with VMC Certified Global Trainer, Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR
March 24-26, 2023 in Vallejo, CA (US)

Village Music Circles™ Basic Facilitator 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.

earn to successfully facilitate rhythm-based events

E xperience the power of community building through rhythm!

ctivate • Motivate • Empower! Rhythm for fun and learning

D iscover camaraderie and spirit playing music together!

  • 20+ Training Hours! CEU’s Available!

LAUNCH SPECIAL – Save $100 when you register by 12/31! ($50 Early Bird Discount ends 1/31)

    • Are you a recent graduate of an in person or online VMC Training? You may be eligible for a discount! Contact to discuss.
    • A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those with financial need. Contact for more info.

Program Content

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 facilitators 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.

Who is this training for?

  • Music therapists & music teachers
  • Counselors, social workers & therapists
  • Musicians & drummers
  • Community & youth activities organizers
  • School teachers
  • Group facilitators
  • Wellness & life coaches
  • Community groups & families
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Corporate trainers
  • Ministers & spiritual leaders
  • Anyone seeking inspiration & new skills!
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