Thank you for a wonderful evening. I really enjoyed drumming by candlelight. A first! The whole evening felt great and boy did I sleep soundly! Dorothy
I had such a good time last night in drum circle! I am so grateful for meeting you, your love of Spirit and your desire to introduce others to their Spirit. What a gift, thank you Julie! Kim
Last night was incredible. Every single aspect about the evening was just perfect. The evening seemed created just for me. Thank you so much for the gifts and generosity you put forth that enables us to stretch our growth muscles and enrich our lives. Janice
I had so much fun, Julie is an excellent teacher. I enjoyed how she used energy in this class”. Shari
Julie is a trained, skilled drum facilitator and teacher with over eleven years of experience. Julie facilitates large Group Drum Circles, providing customized interactive experiences for people of all ages and ability, as well as drum circles for Wellness and for Team Building. With a repertoire of over fifty rhythms, Julie offers lessons for beginner as well as for those seeking more complex rhythms, or orchestrating African ensemble pieces.
Group drumming is an inclusive experience for community building and is a great outlet for musical expression, resulting in an increased sense of self-esteem and accomplishment. There are many health benefits associated with drumming. It releases stress, boosts the immune system, alleviates arthritis and is a great form of meditation. Known as brain gym, drumming improves focus, strengthens memory, improves cognitive ability and promotes lucidity. Drumming lifts the spirit, freeing you from anxiety and grief. It helps to develop rhythmic skills and coordination, empowers, liberates and brings balance back into life. No previous drumming or musical experience is needed to be part of a drum circle. Drumming with others is freeing and FUN!
Drumming is a natural wellness tool for healing, personal growth and transformation. Drumming shifts difficult emotions, grounds you in the present, restores vitality, and raises your vibration. Drumming is a bridge that gets us out of our heads and back in touch with our heart where healing takes place. The rhythm of the drum has its own language and gives voice to emotions not always easily identified or expressed. When you participate in a drum in a circle, you become a music maker, creating medicine for yourself, for others and for the planet.
Drum Circles are an effective team building opportunity fostering teamwork, cooperation, and communication. Making music together develops group skills such has as listening, shared leadership, self-empowerment and innovation. Drumming nurtures creativity, divergent thinking and enables people to follow their natural impulses in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. Group Drumming is an inclusive activity that brings team members to the same level, creating a sense of group accomplishment and cohesion.
Julie offers drum circles for : Wellness and Therapeutic Programs, Retreats, Healing Circles, Team Building, Community and Schools Events, Camps, Youth Groups, Mental Health Organization, Social Service Agencies, Conferences, Employee wellness programs, Community Events and Festivals, Teachers, Recreational Therapists, Social Workers.
Julie can provide instruments for groups up to twenty people. $125.00 - call -905-666-8238
Julie is available to teach rhythm based Djembe Drumming from beginners to advanced. Julie holds a Bachelor of Education and is a certified teacher in Ontario. She is available to teach in elementary schools.