A General Music Success Story
Mark Burrows shares how, with no more than two hand-drum lessons to his credit and through various mistakes and situations, he put together a drum circle program that reached hundreds of elementary students. This humorous quick read addresses everything from how to arrange the instruments and students, to the basics of drumming, to how to start a groove, to how to have a drum circle without drums, and dozens of topics in between. As Mark writes, the purpose of a drum circle is immediate -- connect people though a shared musical experience that builds community while celebrating individuality. This resource will help you do just that, immediately and successfully!
Contents: Dazed Confused Overwhelmed · The Dreaded Disclaimer · The World's Shortest Glossary · The Accidental Drum Circle · The Power of the Drum Circle Experience · How to Circle · Why a Circle · Hand Drumming Basics · Putting on the Facilitator's Hat · Sometimes They Just Need to Listen · Active Listening · Getting in the Groove · Keeping the Groove from Becoming a Rut · The Art of Leaving Space · Special Concerns · Adding Spice to Your Circle · Drum Circle Without Drums · But What Are They Learning · Expanding the Circle.