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

Click here to see only upcoming ONLINE events (webinars).

Upcoming Events

    • 23 Oct 2023
    • 31 Dec 2023
    • Online

    Brain Pulse Online Facilitator Training: Tools for a healthy brain through rhythm and movement

    Learn about a healthy brain through rhythm! BrainPulse is a 9-week program for schools and young people, using the drum circle as a metaphor to discover the brain and its functions: and how to take care of it. 

    BRAIN PULSE ~ Online Course

    Brain Pulse is a drumming program that teaches kids about the brain and body ensemble and mental health experientially through music and drum circles!

    BRAIN PULSE uses the drum circle as a metaphor to discover the brain and its functions: a whole made up of interconnected, specialized parts. Participants will come away with tools to deliver a multi-session program covering topics such as: the brain as an ensemble; neural networks, neuroplasticity, the complementary roles of the "upstairs" and "downstairs" brain; sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems; and the brain-body connection. Students will deepen their understanding of how the brain works, and how to make healthy choices for a lifetime of flourishing brain health!

    BRAIN PULSE is designed as an online resource and teaching portal where participants follow a sequenced syllabus which they can complete at their own pace. The different sessions will include videos, lesson plans, activities, resource materials, trivia, virtual support, networking, and more. As time progresses, we will be adding additional sessions to the portal to continue to enhance the learning experience.


    Access to the online BRAIN PULSE Portal, and your Personal Portal Page, so you can learn on your own time, at your own pace.
    • A series of BRAIN PULSE Sessions, where you will learn to deliver a multi-session rhythm and brain-health program for schools and young people
    • Performance ensemble, games & discussions that teach about the brain, using drum circles as a metaphor
    • Real-world course videos as demonstrations
    • Access to our online discussions & content
    • Drum Circle Facilitators
    • Music Educators
    • Youth & Community Leaders
    • Music Therapists

    All of this emerges through a series of specially adapted rhythm games and beautifully crafted musical development pieces, from three of the world's expert music educators. Gain new ideas, refresh your practice and open up new musical, business, and neurological possibilities!

    Hosts: Dr. Jane BentleyMary Knysh & Lucas Coffey

    BRAIN PULSE Online Course
    • Regular Price - $495 USD (as of Feb 28, 2023)

    For Details, pricing and registration visit: http://music4wellness.com/marketplace.html#!/Brain-Pulse-Facilitator-Training/p/513715177

    For more information contact rhythmalberta@gmail.com

    • 09 Dec 2023
    • 10 Dec 2023
    • Denver, CO

    Rhythm & Truth is proud to partner with Rhythm2Recovery in providing training workshops for practitioners in the United States. 

    The Rhythm2Recovery model is an evidence based practice that combines experiential rhythmic music with cognitive reflection and draws upon a number of well documented therapeutic approaches, that deliver positive psychological and physiological outcomes. These include research on the benefits of participatory music, the vast documentation that supports cognitive behavioral therapy, and more recent studies showcasing the benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness.​​

    We are able to provide full weekend and one day Rhythm2Recovery trainings throughout the United States and will tailor our workshop for your specific group of professionals. 

    No previous musical experience is required or needed all drums and percussion provided. ​14 CMTEs for Music Therapists, 12 NBCC CE Hours for counselors, social workers and MFTs. 

    Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator Training has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Rhythm2Recoveryis solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3966.

    Fees: Early bird - $350, Regular - $395

    For more information / to register:  


    • 01 Mar 2024
    • 03 Mar 2024
    • Prescott Resort and Conference Center, 1500 East State Route 69, Prescott, AZ


    19th Annual Conference
    Drum Circle Facilitators Guild 
    Cultivating Connections
    March 1-3, 2024
    Prescott Resort and Conference Center, Prescott, AZ

    The Drum Circle Facilitators Guild 19th Annual Conference is a weekend-long professional development event specifically for those using drums and percussion for recreational music making. The symposium-style gathering features presentations by industry leaders on a wide variety of topics including techniques for leading drum circles, business development, folkloric music, program design, and more.

    Cultivating Connections is our theme for 2024 and in direct response to feedback from conference attendees. Drum Circle Facilitators work to create connections within the groups we serve through the use of drumming and rhythm. The Annual Conference is the opportunity for Drum Circle Facilitators from around the world to cultivate and deepen our connections to this work and each other.

    The 19th Annual 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 DCFG Conference is organized by volunteer members of the DCF community and is presented by the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG).


    Where: Prescott Resort and Conference Center

    1500 East State Route 69, Prescott, AZ, 86301 (https://www.prescottresort.com)


    The Registration fee includes conference admission and 7 meals from Friday lunch through Sunday lunch.  Travel and lodging are the responsibility of the attendee. 

    • Registration non-member rate: $500.00
    • Registration member rate: $450  (you must be logged into your DCFG account to receive the discount)


    The Drum Circle Facilitator's Guild provides conference scholarships to assist those that might not be otherwise be able to attend. The Guild believes in supporting each other and "facilitating" attendance when it might not otherwise be possible. Scholarship recipients receive free registration that includes conference admission and meals. Lodging and Transportation are the responsibility of the recipients.  Visit the Scholarship Application for more information.

    Are you interested in helping to provide more scholarships?  Contact Greg Whit, Executive Director for more information: contact@dcfg.net.

    Scholarship Application


    Lodging is at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center where we have secured rates specific to the conference. For more information visit the Conference Lodging page.

    To receive the conference rates reservations MUST be made by January 30, 2024.

    Lodging Information Page


    The Phoenix International is the major airport closest to Prescott, AZ. Transportation to and from the airport will be the responsibility of each attendee. Prescott Resort and Conference Center does not provide transportation.  Be sure to Follow DCFG and our Conference Facebook Event to connect with other attendees and share transportation from the airport to the resort. 

    VENDORS: Stay tuned for some amazing opportunities for our vendors.

    QUESTIONS? Contact Greg Whitt, Executive Director of the DCFG at contact@dcfg.net

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