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Drum circle facilitation skills are essential for music therapists and group facilitators. But what may be even MORE essential is basic drumming technique. In order to facilitate confidently, a minimum level of basic technique competency is imperative.

In this course, you will learn playing styles and patterns for a variety of small percussions and hand drums.

Full course description

This course is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 CMTEs.

Do you have questions? Special requests? Group access? Student discount? We will work with you!

Send an email to Paige at Info@MusicTherapyEd.com with your specific request, and we will respond with a custom solution just for you. (Paige is a music therapist too! She can help.)

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About the Instructor

Dave Holland

The creative energy behind this course is world percussionist, teaching artist & drum circle facilitator Dave Holland.

Dave started his musical career as a Navy musician. He then studied theatre and television before launching into a career in tv news. In 2oo2, it was his love for children & world culture that lured him back into the professional music world as a teaching artist. Dave has traveled to Brazil, West Africa, the Caribbean and Turkey to study with masters of the percussive arts and weave that experience into his performances, workshops & residencies. Now, as founder of Interactive Rhythm, Dave shares his passion for ‘all things rhythm’ with music making professionals through his books, DVDs, CDs & live workshops.

Dave has presented at the International Orff Schulwerk Conference, the International Percussive Arts Conference, the National Drum Circle Facilitator Conference, the Early Childhood Music & Movement Conference, and numerous state and regional music education conferences and Orff Chapter workshops across the country.

Kind Words

“Dave’s artistry brings a sense of energy, excitement and community – the likes of which I’ve never seen! He makes drumming fun for all ages and backgrounds and is the part of any program that I look forward to!”

Cathy Wilkins

“Dave’s drumming workshop gave me many activities that I can use immediately with my students. Dave is very engaging and the day just flew by. I now feel more confident when facilitating percussion activities in my classroom!

Lydia Lawrence
Music Teacher

Dave is enthusiastic, energetic and exciting! His ideas provide a jumping-off place to spur my own creative process.”

Dr. Anthony Bernard

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CBMT Relationship: World Rhythm 101 with Dave Holland is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Sound Health Music, Approved Provider #P-110, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. Please view the required CBMT information.