We make people play together
Drum circles has a kind of magic that makes people shine, that makes people connect in a wonderful way. Everybody plays drums and other good rhythm instruments together. In musical terms this drum circle is like a big jam session. However most of the people are not musicians, and there is something else than music knowledge that makes the drum circle work. The “secret” is the facilitation, we can say facilitation of human potential just as well as we say facilitation of music. This is a setting where enthusiasm unfolds together with listening skills. Creativity blossoms and allowance of everybody’s participation, more than control of what to play, gives real joy in the circle. The facilitator skillfully guides the rhythms made, into a direction that gives musical meaning. Participants learn to play by doing it, not from trying to manifest instructions. As the participants make up the rhythms in a “jam session like” way every drum circle is unique. When entering the drum circle at the beginning; a journey starts. From maybe being a bit uncertain and hesitating, to finding out that daring to make sounds really works. A beginner can personally evolve from not knowing that he/she can play music to knowing from experience that he/she can. A musician can evolve from being bound by concepts that limit the expression, to more freedom. From thinking that music is something to perform for listeners, to a bigger understanding; that music is for community interaction as well. The group will also evolve. The beginning is as individuals being guided by the facilitator. After a while the group usually is like an entity with it’s own consciousness. The ability to adapt, and to be in tune and rhythm with each other, gives the whole thing a more dance like feeling. Transitions from one rhythm to another are made with ease and grace. Hesitation is gone and so are a few limitative belief systems.
The company / team gets a strong and understandable reference metaphor for interaction. The elements that make the interaction works in the drum circle are also important in other forms of interaction. It's about daring to be clear, support initiative and listen as much as you play.
We bring quality instruments to all participants.