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Drum Circle Facilitator Training – Playshops


Learn To Facilitate Your Own Community Drum Circle

This is an In-person event!

Date: April 26-28

Schedule: Friday- 6pm-10pm,

Saturday 9am-5pm,

Sunday 9am-5pm


Izaak Walton League Des Pl

1841 South River Road Des Plaines, IL 60018

This Playshop will deliver:

-Hands-on practice for all participants

– Steps to create successful rhythm-based events

– VMC facilitation tools and techniques with built-in practice time

– Basic facilitator rhythm fundamentals (count in, count out, mark pulse, etc.)

Get familiar with basic facilitator skills like pulse and phrasing. Learn basic drumming techniques, how to start, stop and sculpt grooves while moving a group toward its highest musical potential.

This Playshop is also a helpful refresher for experienced facilitators to practice and challenge themselves at the edge of their learing.

Fee:– $325 Early Bird Discount (thru 3/26) . – $350 Regular Rate (from 3/26)

This program was pioneered by Village Music Circles (VMC) Founder Arthur Hull after 50 years in the field and is co-authored by Jim Boneau.

John Yost is a VMC Certified Global Trainers with over 25 years of facilitation experience. The program is taught all over the world.

This Playshop is for:

Music Therapists

Music Teachers & Educators

Group Leaders & Presenters

Community Organizers

Musicians & Drummers

Mental Health Counselors

Counselors & Social Workers

Youth Counselors and Kids-at-risk Professionals

Activity Directors for Seniors

Health and Wellness Professionals

Trainers & Facilitators

Ministers & Spiritual Leaders

Life Coaches

Anyone seeking inspiration & new skills

John Yost – drumevents@gmail.com or 773-802-0605.

Learn more about John Yost & Rhythm Revolution at www.drummingcircle.com.


Learn more about John Yost & Rhythm Revolution at www.drummingcircle.com.


Rhythm Revolution’s John Yost is a Certified VMC Global Trainer and proud member of the VMC Global Trainers Team

We offer:

– 1 day introduction to Drum Circle Facilitation Training (In Person). 

– 1 day Virtual introduction to Drum Circle Facilitation Training (Online). 

– 3 day Basic Drum Circle Facilitators Playshops. 

– 3 day Challenge Drum Circle Facilitation Playshops –  and more!

(3-day Weekend)

Village Music Circles™ Basic Facilitators Training 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!

L earn to successfully Facilitate rhythm-based events

xperience the power of community building through rhythm!

A ctivate  •   Motivate    Empower!  Rhythm for fun and learning

D iscover camaraderie and spirit playing music together!

Program Content

Drum Call • Stop Cuts • Sculpting

In 20+ hours of training, participants will have extensive practice opportunities in the facilitation techniques and the skills needed to lead a drum circle event for a variety of populations.

Group instruction and discussions combine with small group activities using movement, voice, musical instruments, and improvisational rhythm games. Critique and feedback are an important part of the learning process.

Opportunities for networking with other DCFs of many cultures, backgrounds and experience levels provides stimulation and inspiration to developing facilitators.

The Basic Facilitators’ Playshop is a high-powered, dynamic experience. Participants must commit to the entire weekend and be ready to work hard and learn a lot — while having loads of fun doing so.

Required Text: Drum Circle Facilitation: Building Community Through Rhythm by Arthur Hull

Where can I find a training?

Village Music Circles offers Basic Facilitators’ Playshop weekends annually in the USA, Asia, Europe and UAE, as available. Event Calendar.

Village Music Circles utilizes the Drum Circle Facilitation techniques developed by Arthur Hull.

For more information on upcoming trainings contact John at drumevents@gmail.com or 773-802-0605