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This page lists upcoming events organized by DCFG as well as events by other organizations.

Upcoming Events

    • 10 Jan 2020
    • 12 Jan 2020
    • Douglasville, GA

    Youth Villages Therapeutic Drumming Instructors’ Training

    Based on traditional West African djembe music this training includes skills in using drumming to teach academic subjects, deal with challenging behaviors, help trauma survivors. We also work on drum-building and drum maintenance skills to keep your fleet sounding and looking good. The training continues for 10 months after the initial weekend, 1 Saturday a month. Training is held at the Joseph M. Brown Therapeutic Drumming Center in Douglasville, GA, right outside of Atlanta.

    Contact: Tom Harris, james.harris@youthvillages.org
    Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus
    Campus Phone: 770-852-6300
    For More Information Click Here

    • 24 Jan 2020
    • (EST)
    • 26 Jan 2020
    • (EST)
    • Tampa, FL

    Village Music Circles™ 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. Upon completion of this training, you will have the ability to begin facilitating rhythm events of your own!

    Co-Facilitated by Arthur Hull and Steve Turner

    For More Information and Event Registration:

    VMC Office:  831-458-1946

    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 23 Feb 2020
    • Prescott Resort, 1500 East State Route 69, Prescott, AZ 86301

    15th Annual

    February 21-23, 2020

    Prescott Resort
    1500 East State Route 69
    Prescott, AZ 86301

    Conference Fee: $385
    DCFG Members: 10% discount
    (Includes meals, hotel rooms are not included)


    “Rhythm Speaks Through Many Voices”

    It is once again time to gather as a community to drum, learn, educate, and be inspired!  As we come together for our 15th year together, we do so with the focus and theme of “Rhythm Speaks Through Many Voices”.  This year’s conference will once again be an amazing experience full of great presentations, learning experiences, open sharing, and as always amazing drum circle facilitators.  

    DCFG Conference 2016 Group

    The 15
    th Annual Drum Circle Facilitators Guild Conference is for anyone and everyone who incorporates rhythm and/or drumming into their work; including settings such as:

    • Schools/Education
    • Non-profits
    • Well elderly/seniors
    • Health/wellness
    • Community events
    • Corporate
    • Workplace training
    • Social services


    The Drum Circle Facilitator’s Guild (DCFG) Conference will feature a variety of workshops and presentations on a wide range of DCF topics.  There will be an array of activities ranging from formal presentations, open sharing, jump time for facilitation practice, and of course plenty of time to simply drum together.  Conference sessions are designed for participants who have a working knowledge and experience with basic DCF principles and techniques.  Beginning DCFs are of course welcome, however introductory instruction will not be offered.  

    The DCFG Conference is organized by volunteer members of the DCF community and is sponsored by the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG).


    The conference will be held at:

    Prescott Resort
    1500 East State Route 69
    Prescott, AZ 86301
    Email: info@prescottresort.com
    Toll Free: 855-957-4637

    Discover the area’s only full-service resort when searching for hotels in Prescott, AZ. Resting on the “Top of the Rock” offering picturesque views of the warmth and scenery of Prescott, the Prescott Resort and Conference Center is the choice hotel for those seeking a luxurious getaway in Northern Arizona. Located just 90 miles northwest of Phoenix, the Prescott Resort is a great escape for a relaxed weekend, corporate retreat, or conference meeting in Prescott. Experience the charm of Northern Arizona at the Prescott Resort.

    Our Prescott Resort hotel offers guestrooms that share the culture of the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe. Each of our 160 guest rooms feature modern amenities that cater to our guests needs, i.e. High-Speed Wireless Internet and Flat-Screen Televisions. Each room was designed in the spirit of the Yavapai Tribe and offers artwork indicative to the majestic scenery of the Prescott area. Relax and unwind with our comfortable and spacious Prescott accommodations.

    Room Rates:

    Book directly with Prescott Resort:  1-800-967-4637  Group code G2451

    Deluxe Room per night :  Single or double occupancy: $100

        Triple $110, Quad $120

    Deluxe Suite per night:  Single or double occupancy: $125

        Triple $135, Quad, $145

    Note that there will be a 12.6% surcharge.

    Our Deluxe Guest Rooms feature One King Bed or Two Queen Beds with 280 thread-count linens, Duvet comforters and down blankets. Each Deluxe Guest Room features a 32″ Flat Screen Television, private balcony with mountain or city views, work desk, sitting area, and sitting area. The deluxe guest room experience also includes complimentary High-Speed wireless Internet access, and weekday newspapers.

    Our Deluxe Suites offer over 440 square feet of living space and features One King Bed or Two Queen beds with 280 thread count linens, Duvet comforters and down blankets. Each Deluxe Suite feature a 32″ Flat Screen Television, private balcony with mountain or city views, work desk, and a separate parlor area with a 26″ Flat Screen Television, and sofa sleeper that is separated for privacy. 


    Conference Fee: $385 (includes six meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch)

    Current DCFG Members: 10% discount (members need to log in to register and get the discount)

    Send your check (preferred) to DCFG, PO Box 222, Fulton, MD 20759.


    • 24 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Prescott, Arizona

    How can drum circle facilitators, sound healers, and music therapists step into a larger societal role as facilitators of peace? For the first time, Christine Stevens is offering a one day training based upon over 14 years of experience developing a protocol for facilitating cross-cultural drum circles for conflict resolution and peace making. 
    You must have prior training in drum circle facilitation, sound healing, or music therapy.

    Presented by: Christine Stevens
    Hosted by the DCFG, this event follows the DCFG Conference.

    For Registration and Information Click Here

    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 01 Mar 2020
    • McMinnville, OR

    HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming Facilitation Training
    (Basic Training)

    HealthRHYTHMS is a fun, evidence-based protocol that uses the drum as a tool for communication and personal expression. Research shows it can: strengthen the immune system, reduce stress and burnout, improve mood states and improve creativity and bonding and more.

    TRAINER: Frank Thompson


     HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming Facilitation Training (Basic Training)

     TRAINER: Frank Thompson


    Linfield College - Vivian A Bull Music Center

    900 SE Baker Street 

    McMinnville, OR 97128

    GET INFO: Coming Soon


    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 03 May 2020
    • Silver Springs, FL

    Paralounge is a family friendly music retreat in Central Florida. It's full of fun workshops, performances, vendors, and drum circles. Workshops Include Introduction to Drum Circles with Clinton Tipton, Introduction to the Didgeridoo with Jeremy Lembo, and many more. Facilitated drum circles and children's drum circle.

    Presented by Paralounge
    Kamp Kiwanis, Silver Springs, FL

    Click Here for More Information

    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 03 May 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Joshua Tree, CA

    Learn to Use Music Medicine for Sound Healing & Drum Circle Facilitation by Combining ancient indigenous wisdom with modern science, author, speaker and music therapist, Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC has designed a professional training retreat that empowers you deeply and holistically through the path of music medicine. Whether you want to use Music Medicine for you personal growth or to infuse it into your career, this training will transform your life.

    Presenters: The Music Medicine Team led by Christine Stevens, MTS, MT-BC  Location: Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

    For for website and more information click Here 

    UPBEAT DRUM CIRCLES - (310) 770-3398

    • 05 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Pisa, Italy

    Village Music Circles ™ 6 Day Intensive Drum Circle Facilitation Training provides beginning and advanced Facilitators the skills needed to lead Rhythm-Based events for groups of all sizes and backgrounds. This week-long experience will immediately connect facilitators to a supportive international community while providing extensive opportunities to learn and develop facilitation skills in a safe environment. Participants of all levels will receive peer, mentor and advanced Facilitator support. This week goes beyond the weekend training with the presentation of more techniques, developing style, increasing depth, and extensive practical experience.

    Presenters: Arthur Hull and Harshi F Chiostri
    Palaia (Pisa) Italy

    Contact: VMC Office
    Phone/FAX: 831-458-1946
    email: info@podereamarti.it

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