Trainings

Village Music Circles Global Trainer Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR and her team will empower you to build a rhythm community while exploring the foundational elements of drum circle facilitation.

Packed with information and hands-on experience, these impactful, exciting learning experiences are for anyone seeking to use music as a joyful tool to empower and unite people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. They are open to beginning and experienced facilitators alike.

Group instruction and discussions combine with small-group activities using movement, voice, instruments, and improvisational rhythm games. Critique and feedback are an important part of the learning process. Networking with other facilitators of many cultures, backgrounds and experience levels provide stimulation and inspiration.

This Training Is For:

  • Music therapists & music teachers
  • Counselors, social workers & therapists
  • Musicians & drummers
  • Community & youth activities organizers
  • Educators
  • Facilitators & life coaches
  • Community groups & families
  • Medical professionals
  • Corporate trainers
  • Ministers & spiritual leaders
  • Anyone seeking inspiration & new skills

“Your presentation was clear and engaging…you constantly sought participants’ input throughout the sessions, with questions that focused on the skills and methods you were using – good teaching techniques.”

- Music for Minors II

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

- Training Participant

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

- Training Participant

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

- Training Participant

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One Day Introduction to Drum Circle Facilitation
(In Person)

Presented by Village Music Circles Global Trainer:
Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR

Saturday March 5, 2022
10 AM – 5 PM
Berkeley, CA
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