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FAQ

General Questions


What is a Drum Circle?
A drum circle is a rhythm-based event that utilizes a variety of hand drums and percussion instruments to empower a community of participants with the ability to create beautiful, spontaneous music. Drumming and cooperatively creating rhythmic based music as part of a group is a kinesthetic activity that involves everyone regardless of musical experience or ability.



A drum circle benefits individuals by connecting them to a common purpose of creative self-expression. Drum circles are routinely utilized by community groups, corporations and organizations, support groups, children, youth at risk, well and unwell elderly, teachers, religious groups, college student groups, to name but a few. All of these groups have found the power that drum circles have to create an environment for joy, expression, team building, stress relief and communication.

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Who uses Drum Circles?
From Fortune 500 companies to community organizations and health care facilities, drum circles are being used by all kinds of groups for a variety of purposes:
  • Corporations and organizations for stress-relief, team building and conferences;
  • Schools for a fun, experiential activity that promotes multicultural learning;
  • Hospitals and health care facilities for recreation and therapy;
  • Community organizations for festivals and special events.
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Who is a Professional Drum Circle Facilitator?



A drum circle facilitator is an individual who makes this interactive music making experience "easier" for the participants. A facilitator creates a space for the expression of community by empowering the group of participants with a safe and fun atmosphere and tools for expression, enabling them with technique and encouraging them with fun. Trained professional facilitators recognize the need for empowering each individual as the consciousness of the entire group evolves into a musical composition. Drum circle facilitators act in service to the group, helping individuals achieve greater personal potential, shared joy, and interdependent group dynamics. A facilitator develops a rapport with the participants and through various techniques is able to assist the music into various compositions unique to the population.

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Member Questions


How do I view my membership details?
After you register to join DCFG, your membership dues have been paid and your membership has been approved, you can log into your account by entering the email address that you provided in the registration form and the password that you selected during registration. The login form is below the main menu on the left of the page. After logging in, your name, "View profile" and "Change password" and the logout button is displayed below the left menu. Click on "View profile". You will be taken to the membership details page of your profile.

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How do I view and modify my profile?
After logging in, click on the "View profile" link below your name, which is displayed below the left menu. You will be taken to the membership  details page of your profile. Click on the "My directory profile" link at the top to view the profile as it will be shown in the DCFG member directory. Click on the "Edit profile" button at the top to make changes to your profile.

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How can I control the privacy of my DCFG profile?
You can choose whether to show your profile in the DCFG member directory, whose contents can be searched in the "Find Facilitators" page on the left menu. This choice can be made by clicking on the 'Edit profile" button on your profile page, and then clicking on the "Privacy" link at the top. Then check or uncheck the "Allow to show profile" box at the top. The details to show in your profile and who they should be shown to can be controlled on that same Privacy edit page by choosing "Anybody" (everybody visiting the site can see it), "Members" (only registered DCFG members can see it), or "No access" (hide it from everyone).

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How can I subscribe/unsubscribe to DCFG emails, newsletters and event announcements?
Go to your profile page, and then click on the "Edit profile" button at the top. Then click on the "E-mail subscriptions" link at the top. You can check/uncheck the boxes on that page to subscribe/unsubscribe to emails, newsletters and event announcements sent by DCFG.

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How can I renew my DCFG membership?
Log into your account and then go to your profile page by clicking on the "View profile" link below your name, which is displayed below the left menu. The membership details page of your profile is shown. This page contains your membership information such renewal due date, member since date, membership status and other details. There is also a "Renew until..." button. Click this button to start the renewal process. You will be given a choice to modify your profile, and then taken to the membership dues payment pages where you can choose to send a check or pay online using PayPal or a credit card.

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How do I get accredited?
DCFG members can apply to get accredited membership. Click here for the details (you need to be logged in).

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