Drumjam VMC Playshops

Arthur Hull is the founder of the modern facilitated Drum Circle. For more information about him and his extensive work around the world, do visit www.villagemusiccircles.com

In India, Community Drumjam Foundation runs the Drumjam VMC India Playshops. Our previous trainings held in June 2017, October 2018 & Feb 2019 were attended by psychologists, psychotherapists, arts based therapists, music therapists, play therapists, medical doctors, neuro surgeons, special needs educators, teachers, students, music teachers, musicians, dancers, theatre practitioners, leadership coaches and corporate trainers.

The India Playshops are co-facilitated by Roberto Narain and myself. Worldwide, we are two of 16 certified trainers for Village Music Circles Global, and, in India, we are the only two trainers running the authorised Drum Circle Facilitator Playshops using the VMC Protocol.

Community Drumjam Foundation along with Village Music Circles™ presents the Drumjam VMC India Playshop 2019. This is a 3 day, residential basic facilitator training. Please find some details below.

Dates: 18th, 19th & 20th Oct 2019

Venue: Our Native Village, Hesaraghatta, Bangalore


  • First timers

    Rs 25,000/- (including stay*, meals** and training fees)

  • Early Bird

    Rs 22,500/- (before 30th Sept 2019)

  • Returnees

    Rs 20,000/-

*Stay on 18th Oct 2019 & 19th Oct 2019 night is included.  **Meals from lunch on 18th Oct 2019 until lunch on 20th Oct 2019 are included.

We are very excited to share that, this October, our colleague Tomoko ‘Tomtom’ Yakota (VMCG Certified Trainer, Japan Playshop & co-founder at OrangeBoomBoom) from Matsuyama, Japan will be joining us at the Drumjam VMC India Playshop.

Please find below some details about what one learns and how the learning is structured…

Learn To Facilitate Your Own Community Drum Circle!

(3-day Weekend)

Drumjam and Village Music Circles™ will empower you to build a rhythm community while exploring the foundational elements of drum circle facilitation. Learn powerful facilitation techniques and develop skills while 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 practicing 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!

L earn to successfully Facilitate rhythm-based events

E xperience the power of community building through rhythm!

A ctivate  •   Motivate  •  Empower!  Rhythm for fun and learning

D iscover camaraderie and spirit playing music together!

Program Content

Drum Call • Stop Cuts • Sculpting

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.

Graduates from the June 2013, June 2017, October 2018 and Feb 2019 Playshops qualify to go through the challenge process of the 3 Day Playshop.

To register, please email us at community@drumjam.in or call Roberto at +91-9844066216.

Please feel free to reach out for any further clarifications.