DRUM CIRCLE FACILITATORS GUILD

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Events

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

    • 14 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • OnLine

    Musicianship and Leadership Program – Music for People
    Premiering September 14 and continuing through June 2021

    Musicians who want to improve their improvisation and group facilitation skills are invited to join this program that will focus on various aspects of musical development, including improvisation, deep listening, communication and individual expression. Participants will have the choice to meet several times over the course of 9 months with the possibility of completing 3 levels.

    Level 1 – Improviser: Activating Your Improvisational Gifts
    Level 2 - Apprentice: Facilitation and Musicianship Development
    Level 3 – Leader: Advance Your Facilitation or Performance
    Co-facilitated by multi-instrumentalist Mary Knysh, MfP’s program director; mezzo-soprano Irene Feher, who teaches voice at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada; oboist Alina Plourde, a music instructor at Syracuse University; and violinist/conductor David Rudge, a music professor at State University of New York at Fredonia.

    For Information Click Here: https://www.musicforpeople.org/wp/musicianship-leadership-program/

    • 29 Jan 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • 30 Jan 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Online, Zoom

    Learn to engage people using beginner friendly musical strategies to support stress reduction, expression, mood improvement, and connection.

    Presented by Jim Donovan M.Ed.

    Fore More Information:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-and-wellness-leadership-training-tickets-124107622239

    • 30 Jan 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • 31 Jan 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Online Event

    HealthRHYTHMS evidence-based group empowerment drumming facilitation training with author and music therapist Christine Stevens

    Join internationally acclaimed author and co-founder of HealthRHTHMS, Christine Stevens, MT-BC, MSW, in an interactive live online training.

    Learn the 10-steps of HealthRHYTHMS protocol for school groups, clinical populations, medical, recovery, corporate, and wellness populations. And much more.

    For More Information and to Register Click Here 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthrhythms-drum-circle-facilitation-training-online-tickets-131051238783

    • 06 Feb 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    One, Two - Let's All Play! Learn & practice the basics of drum circle & 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.

    Questions? Contact Jeni Swerdlow – jeni@drummm.com or 510-316-2850, or John Yost - drumevents@gmail.com or 773-802-0605.
     https://drummm.com/news/introduction-to-drum-circle-facilitation-online/
    https://www.facebook.com/events/126798672590745/

    • 19 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 20 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • Online, Zoom

    Learn to Lead Your Own Transformational Drum Circles and Stress Relief Events – Both in Person and Virtually!  In this in-depth, 2-day live virtual experience, you will receive 9 hours of hands-on training and practice designed to teach you the skills you need to lead meaningful and successful experiences with any group.

    Presented by Jim Donovan, M.Ed.

     For More Information Click Here

    • 19 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 20 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • Online, Zoom

    Learn to Lead Your Own Transformational Drum Circles and Stress Relief Events – Both in Person and Virtually!  In this in-depth, 2-day live virtual experience, you will receive 9 hours of hands-on training and practice designed to teach you the skills you need to lead meaningful and successful experiences with any group.

    Presented by Jim Donovan, M.Ed.

     For More Information Click Here

    • 26 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 28 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • Virtual - Online Only
    Register

    16th Annual
    DRUM CIRCLE FACILITATORS GUILD CONFERENCE 2021

    February 26-28, 2021

    “Rhythms of Change”



    The DCFG conference is an amazing experience full of great presentations, learning experiences, open sharing, and as always amazing drum circle facilitators. The 16th 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

    ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
    In the spirit of the conference theme "Rhythms of Change"  and out of an abundance of caution and respect for the health and safety of our guild members, this year's conference will be a little different. The Drum Circle Facilitator’s Guild (DCFG) Conference will be available, for the first time ever, virtually! Virtual attendees will have the ability to watch live and pre-recorded sessions.

    The 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, and of course plenty of time to simply drum together.  Conference sessions are designed for participants who have working knowledge and experience with basic DCF principles and techniques.  Beginning DCFs are of course welcome, however introductory instruction will not be offered.

    FEES & REGISTRATION

    Virtual Registration: $150 (all-access registration - virtual attendees will have the ability to watch live and pre-recorded sessions)

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



    FORMS

    • 01 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • 06 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • Myrtle Beach, SC

    Village Music Circles ™ Week-Long 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.  Limited registration due to social distancing for Covid-19.
    Contact: VMC Office
    Phone/FAX: 831-458-1946
    email: outreach@drumcircle.com
    http://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/usa-canada-trainings/

    • 09 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • 11 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Seattle, WA

    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 Mary Tolena and Jim Boneau

    Contact: John Hayden

    For More Information https://www.facebook.com/events/662801304460894/
    https://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/usa-canada-trainings/

    VMC Office:  831-458-1946

    • 14 May 2021
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • 16 May 2021
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • Beijing, China

    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!

    Presented by: Arthur Hull

    Contact: Tony Wen 

    For More Information: https://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/international-trainings/


    • 21 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 23 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Xiamen, China

    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!

    Presented by: Arthur Hull

    Contact: Tony Wen 

    For More Information: https://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/international-trainings/


    • 11 Jul 2021
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 16 Jul 2021
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • Palaia (Pisa) Italy

    Village Music Circles ™ Week-Long 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.
    Presented by: Harshil Chiostri and Arthur Hull
    Contact: Harshil Chiostri

    For More Information:https://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/international-trainings/

    • 06 Aug 2021
    • (HAST)
    • 15 Aug 2021
    • (HAST)
    • Oahu, Hawaii

    Village Music Circles ™ Mentor Experience
    The Mentor Experience is for advanced Facilitators ready to learn by leading. This 10-day leadership training is designed to strengthen Leadership and Facilitation skills by mentor others through the week-long process.
    This experience is open to VMC Facilitators Intensive graduates only.
    Jim Boneau and Arthur Hull

    Contact: VMC Office
    Phone/FAX: 831-458-1946
    email: outreach@drumcircle.com
    https://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/usa-canada-trainings/

    • 09 Aug 2021
    • (HAST)
    • 15 Aug 2021
    • (HAST)
    • Oahu, Hawaii

    Village Music Circles ™ Week-Long 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.
    Arthur Hull
    Contact: VMC Office
    Phone/FAX: 831-458-1946
    email: outreach@drumcircle.com
    http://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/usa-canada-trainings/

    • 21 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • 30 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+08:00)
    • Beijing, China

    Village Music Circles ™ Mentor Experience
    The Mentor Experience is for advanced Facilitators ready to learn by leading. This 10-day leadership training is designed to strengthen Leadership and Facilitation skills by mentor others through the week-long process.
    This experience is open to VMC Facilitators Intensive graduates only.
    Jim Boneau and Arthur Hull

    Contact: Tonny Wen

    For More Information: https://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/international-trainings/


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