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One, Two – Let’s All Play!

Learn and practice the basics of drum circle and rhythm-based event facilitation

Join a 4-hour virtual event to introduce and practice key elements of in-person drum circle event facilitation. Jeni Swerdlow (DRUMMM Rhythmic Events) and John Yost (Rhythm Revolution) will host this introductory Playshop on Zoom.

Village Music Circles™ Drum Circle Facilitation Programs distill the challenge of rhythm-based event management into layers built on one exercise at time.

This Playshop will deliver:

  • Hands-on practice for all participants
  • Steps to create successful rhythm-based events
  • VMC facilitation tools and techniques with built-in practice time
  • Basic facilitator rhythm fundamentals (count in, count out, mark pulse, etc.)

Get familiar with basic facilitator skills like pulse and phrasing. Learn how to start, stop and sculpt grooves while moving a group toward its highest musical potential. Or just have fun and make the world a more musical place!

This Playshop is also a helpful refresher for experienced facilitators who’ve been on hiatus for the past several months due to Covid restrictions.

$65 Early Bird Discount (thru 1/22)
$75 Regular Rate (from 1/23)

Your fee ALSO counts toward a deposit for registration of a 3-Day in-person Playshop event to be held later this year. It is our way to build momentum and keep the fires stoked during this transition period created by Covid.

This program was pioneered by Village Music Circles (VMC) Founder Arthur Hull after 50 years in the field and is co-authored by Jim Boneau.
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Jeni Swerdlow and John Yost are VMC Certified Global Trainers with over 40 years combined facilitation experience. This program is taught all over the world.After hosting many recent online events, we believe the Zoom online platform is a convenient tool to learn and practice basic drum circle facilitation skills. Note: we will not be focusing on how to facilitate online events, though your online skill set will also grow.

This Playshop is for:

  • Music Therapists
  • Music Teachers & Educators
  • Group Leaders & Presenters
  • Community Organizers
  • Musicians & Drummers
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Counselors & Social Workers
  • Youth Counselors and Kids-at-risk Professionals
  • Activity Directors for Seniors
  • Health and Wellness Professionals
  • Trainers & Facilitators
  • Ministers & Spiritual Leaders
  • Life Coaches
  • Anyone seeking inspiration & new skills

What Playshop Participants Say:

“Engaging, supportive, infectious, life-affirming, FUN!”

“I received inspiration, confidence, new ideas and approaches to share with the people I work with.”

“I learned that drum circles are a great way to build community and camaraderie through an easy, quick-to-learn activity.”

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Participants will receive Zoom info and additional Playshop info prior to the event.

Contact Jeni Swerdlow – or 510-316-2850, or John Yost – or 773-802-0605.

Learn more about Jeni Swerdlow & DRUMMM Rhythmic Events at
Learn more about John Yost & Rhythm Revolution at