It’s on again! Come and join us as students create a vibrant performance based on what they have learnt in the last 9 Weeks of Drum Class and the Earthen Rhythm Band delivers an infectiously powerful drumming performance closely followed by an all in (all ages and abilities) Facilitated Community Drum Circle, where we provide the drums.
Please byo drum (if you have one), chair, friends and family to watch your performance (if your a student) or just invite them along to take part in our Community Drum Circle where all ages can participate.
Join Earthen Rhythms at the Unity in Diversity Festival in a celebration of diversity across our community.
1pm – Drum Circle for all ages and abilities. Drums and percussion provided. All FREE.
We’ll be hosting an all in facilitated drum circle that will be inclusive, fun and freestyle. Members from the Earthen Rhythm band will support the groove. Absolute beginners are most welcome, kids, special needs and those from all walks of life.
DRUM CIRCLE FACILITATORS – If you were at our recent Drum Circle Facilitator One Day Training you’re welcome to give your skills a try in a ‘real world’ setting.
So looking forward to hosting the DCF One Day Intro next Saturday with the awesome Simon Faulkner. It’s a special treat to have Simon in town.
This will be a fantastic opportunity to dip your toe into the waters of music facilitation skills as taught by the legendary Arthur Hull.
If you’re thinking, ‘one day?’ how can I learn all there is to know? This one day intro is designed to give you an insight. We will also be having a follow up 3 day training in Byron Bay hinterland in September. And I also hold regular weekly workshops in drumming here in Newcastle. So there’s a whole range of ways you can continue your rhythm journey.
This One Day Intro will also be great for those who work with
preschools, schools or special needs or have trained in the DRUMBEAT
program. Get reenergised, refocused and reinspired to teach awesomely
uplifting rhythm events.
There’s so many reasons to drum and use rhythm. It’s like mindfulness in action, but so much more.
Drumming is good for your BODY, MIND and SOUL. Whether you’re young or
young at heart. If you’re able or less able we’ve seen the results.
Positive psychological effects, elevated brain and social functioning include:
Enhance social skills,
Improved motor-skills & coordination (eg for stroke rehab)
Enhanced cognitive function
Endorphin and dopamine elevation
It’s just plain fun!
In my next post I’ll share our health and wellbeing link on our website. See you soon! Benjie
Run Sheet 11am – Band – 15mins of Performance 11.35am – All in Community Drum Circle (Facilitated Drum Circle craziness begins. All ages and abilities, first in best dressed with our 10 drums) 12.20pm – End the Fun