The Whitby Drum Circle (Durham Region) is held the last Friday of the month at:
My Music Centre, 15 Thickson Rd. N. Unit 10, Whitby
7:30 pm - 9:30
Call Julie to register in advance. 905-666-8238
Testimonials:It was so lovely to meet you yesterday at the drum circle and to enjoy your knowledge, guidance and talents. Thank you so much! I LOVED it, the drumming, the energy and the inspiration. The instruments are beautiful and am so excited to have you join us at the upcoming yoga retreat...thank you! Carol K-V
I had a great time at the drum circle. It was relaxing and the intuitive drumming style brought out people's wild side.
Thank You, Anitha
The drumming was very healing or my soul. Christelle
I recently had the pleasure of participating in Julie's level one drumming class. It was so much fun! with spiritual and meditative overtones. I loved it! I highly recommend it for the mind, body and spirit!
After taking the beginners Recreational African drumming class, I not only learned the basics, but was able to confidently play and explore various sounds, techniques and rhythms. Julie's teaching style is non-judgmental and her easy-to-learn methodology allows you to absorb and drum at your own pace. Joan
It was an honour to be a student of Julie's, as she is a well known and respected drum circle leader and teacher. I would highly recommend Julie's drumming class to learn the basics. I personally look forward to registering for further classes. Paulina C
Let out your inner drummer! Drum Circles are a creative, energizing, music making journey that are never the same twice. We embrace the flow of free form drumming while contributing to the harmony of the circle. Drumming supports self-expression, creativity and healing, resulting in an increased sense of self-esteem and vitality. No previous drumming or musical experience is necessary.
Drumming boosts the immune system, brings us into the moment and helps us to relax. A variety of drums and rhythm instruments are incorporated to make this a one of a kind the musical experience.
Drum Circles release stress, improves focus, help to develop rhythmic skills and co-ordination. Being part of a drum circle offers a sense of personal success and empowerment. They are spontaneous, creative and FUN!
Healing Drum Circles
Drumming is a natural well-ness tool for releasing stress, healing, and having fun. Well-ness drum circles offer an increased sense of self-esteem, accomplishment, and are a great outlet for creativity and community building. Wellness drumming is an inclusive experience where trust, compassion, sharing and spontaneity thrive. No previous drumming or musical experience is required. We drum from the heart, releasing all judgment and discovering our own true rhythm. Drumming empowers, transforms, liberates and lifts the spirits. Drumming helps us bring balance back into our lives.
Drum Circles are great for Retreats, Wellness Programs, Personal and Spiritual Growth, Grief and other support groups.
Contact Julie if you would like to book a drum circle for your group or organization. 905-666-8238
Djembe Drum Lessons
Recreational drumming with the West African djembe is the focus of this ten-week program. Classes are designed for people with no previous drumming
experience. Even if you feel you don't have rhythm or musical ability, you can still learn to drum. Instruction will include basic djembe technique, handing and a variety of lively rhythms. You will also experience the joy of free style improvised jamming with others. There are many health benefits associated with drumming and it is a great workout for the brain. Drumming is a type of meditation that reduces stress, lifts the spirit and quiets the mind. Learning to drum results in an increased sense of self-esteem and is a great outlet for musical expression and community building. Simply put, drumming is FUN!
Health Benefits of Drumming
There are many health benefits associated with playing a drum and participating in a drum circle.
*Drumming is a great workout for the brain because it entrains the right and the left sides of the brain, (uses both hands and both hemispheres)
*Brain gym - strengthens memory - improves cognitive ability
*Promotes lucidity, focuses the mind, increases attention span
*Balances organic internal rhythms eg, brain waves, heart beat, breathing,
*Revitalizes brain cells
*Drumming is a type of meditation that reduces stress. It can relax and energize at the same time.
*Reverses the stress response thereby boosting the immune system.
*It lifts the spirit by refocusing your attention away from anxiety, grief and quiets the mind.
*It supports self-expression, creativity and healing, resulting in an increased sense of self-esteem and vitality.
*Drum circle offers a sense of personal success and empowerment. They let you express your own natural rhythms, be creative and have FUN!