This Basic Weekend Training will be hosted at Wiston Lodge, Scotland and is led by Paul John Dear and Dr Jane Bentley with support from Ray Waters.
This Training is from August 16th – August 19th 2024. Our Registration Form is at the bottom of this page. The video and the notes below will tell you all you need to know about the Basic Weekend Training.
Using the Village Music Circles™ protocol, the UK Playshop* (3-day Weekend) will empower you to build a rhythm community while exploring the foundational elements of drum circle facilitation. Learn powerful techniques and develop skills, whilst gaining the confidence to successfully lead a rhythm event for a variety of diverse populations.
Packed with information and hands-on experience, both beginning and experienced Facilitators will have plenty of opportunities for practising new skills in a safe, supportive environment. Upon completion of this training, you will have the ability to begin facilitating rhythm events of your own!
Learn to successfully Facilitate rhythm-based events
Experience the power of community building through rhythm!
Activate • Motivate • Empower! Rhythm for fun and learning
Discover camaraderie and spirit playing music together!
In 20+ hours of training, participants will have extensive practice opportunities in the facilitation techniques and the skills needed to lead a drum circle event for a variety of populations.
Group instruction and discussions combine with small group activities using movement, voice, musical instruments, and improvisational rhythm games. Critique and feedback are an important part of the learning process.
Opportunities for networking with other DCFs of many cultures, backgrounds and experience levels provides stimulation and inspiration to developing facilitators.
The Basic Facilitators’ Playshop is a high-powered, dynamic experience. Participants must commit to the entire weekend and be ready to work hard and learn a lot — while having loads of fun doing so.
*UK Playshop is a certified Village Music Circles Global Training for Drum Circle Facilitators.