Instruments of Healing Music: Drum Circles

How many of you have ever participated in a drum circle?  Today drum circles are very popular and for good reasons!  Drum circle are loads of fun, require no prior musical training, require no musical ability and enable you to connect emotionally and energetically with people that you’ve never met before that day.

I first experienced a drum circle when I was a music medicine researcher at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  A very talented woman named Phyllis Free came and assisted in a toning group I was conducting there and suggested that we also do some drumming!  Because few people had their own hand drums back in 1992, we found empty trash cans and large buckets which we turned upside down.

A local TV station came and filmed the workshop for the 12 o’clock news because it was so unusual in those days…it was actually news.  In 1993, the “Today Show” came and filmed Phyllis and me doing another toning and drumming workshop for medical students!  You can see a clip of this at www.HealingMusicEnterprises.com/clips.html.

If you’d like to understand more about the power of drum circles I have written an ebook that is chock full of information and sounds clips.  To learn more about that, go to Drumming for Health, Wellness and Fun.

I hope you’ll participate in a drum circle one day!  It’s an amazing experience!

One Response to Instruments of Healing Music: Drum Circles

  1. kathryn griffiths June 29, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    I click on your link and have been watching the videos and listening. The “Toning” is fascinating.

    I’m all for alternative health care. I love my Chinese Doctor. I wasn’t aware that so much was being done in the music area. Great news!

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