Having a good drum in front of you is like opening a bag of your favorite chips, you can’t just touch it once and be satisfied. The whole experience beckons for more. Drumming with others takes it to the next level, and becomes such a fun and wholistic way to connect… within one’s self… and with others. It is a great way to build a sense of community. There are several of us locals who truly GET THIS, and are working together to make the Drum Circle experience happen in Lakeland, Florida.
NEW 2016 update: There are some lovely people facilitating a family style drum circle in Lakeland on the 2nd Sunday of each month… at sunset. They have a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/SundaySunetDrumCircle/?fref=ts
There are several of us who are eager to have this in our community, and lending our time, energy, and or space to make it happen.
2015 Details and links to drumming people…
Jessica Fredericks of Rhythm Trek, has jumped in with the offer to provide experienced leadership for our drum circles.
For the drum circles she facilitates, she will also bring her high quality drums which will be available for rent at just $5 per drum for the evening.
“My focus is on life altering and life affirming as well as healing power in the act of creativity. I find that drum circles are a spontaneous organic act of creativity that creates a group consciousness which is a quite lovely experience that both experienced musicians as well as first timers can all get something out of.”
Are you ready to experience THAT ?! I am ! Thanks, Greg, for offering to help us find and use our creativity.
Playing drums with others takes it to the next level.
and synchronizing every part of our being in the pulse of the music.
So whether you and your child are exploring, or building a vocabulary of sounds and beats, or synchronizing with the beat of others, come join us and connect… with yourself… and with others.
This article “The Therapeutic Effects of Drumming” by Michael Drake, is a great summary of why it is so important to me. I feel making music together makes connections, that’s WHY I named my business Music Connections, and I do my best to facilitate this for young children and their families. A community Drum Circle can make this process so much more attainable by more people.
Drumming Creates a Sense of Connectedness with Self and Others
In a society in which traditional family and community-based systems of support have become increasingly fragmented, drumming circles provide a sense of connectedness with others and interpersonal support. A drum circle provides an opportunity to connect with your own spirit at a deeper level, and also to connect with a group of other like minded people. Group drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation, and alienation.
Music educator Ed Mikenas finds that drumming provides “an authentic experience of unity and physiological synchronicity. If we put people together who are out of sync with themselves (i.e., diseased, addicted) and help them experience the phenomenon of entrainment, it is possible for them to feel with and through others what it is like to be synchronous in a state of preverbal connectedness.”