COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLES

This Community Drum Circles page is where you can find all the community drumming events that I do for you to enjoy in the Hampton Road/Tidewater area of Virginia.  Just click on the links to be taken to the site that has more specific info about each event.
If you would like to have a Professionally Facilitated Community Drum Circle for your special event you can by filling out the CONTACT page and send your request.
 Welcome World  Rhythm Drummers

This is the main Web Site for the Virginia World Rhythms Drum Circles.

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Here you will find Drum Circles from Richmond VA all the way to Virginia Beach and everything in between.  The other two websites are specific to their location  www.richmond-rhythms-drum-circle.com/ and www.virginia-beach-drum-circle.com/

 This is the Web Site for Lovers of Drum Circles.  Here you will find the right place to share your rhythms with like-minded folks of all ages and levels of playing, from beginners to advanced alike. We have indoor and outdoor Drum Circles from Richmond VA to Virginia Beach. This Summer/Spring/Fall we have Full Moon Drum Circles on the sands of Virginia Beach.  We have Drum Circles every second Sunday of the month at the Sam Ash Music Store in Richmond VA.  We will include as many Drum Circles as we find them too like the Mystic Moon Drum Circle in Norfolk VA.  There are Special one day events and multi-day Drum Circles to fulfill all of your drumming desires.  This is where you will come to experience the incredible power of rhythms that transform your inner being.
**Click on any of the cards below so you can look at what Drum Circles are going on in your area then sign up to become a member **
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Come this Sat. April 29th 6:30 to 8:30
NEW MOON DRUM CIRCLE. FEEL THE ENERGY INSIDE YOU
Where the energy of life flows from person to person and fills the void you may have in your heart. And if your heart is already full then come for the wonderful experience of being in a Community Drum Circle with your family and friends where you get to give your excess energy to those who need it the most. And if you don;t have family and friends make some while you are there.

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Spiritual Naturalist Drumming

The New Moon Spiritual Naturalist Drumming Group is where you will enter that trance like state of pure experience; without labels; without judgments, and the fictions they often impose upon us. This is, of course, a meditative state. It is also an example of flow which is being more appreciated lately as a source of contentment and happiness in life. And, it is in this altered state of consciousness, that we can become perceptive to things we often overlook. Rhythm Healing in Every Beat Made. Drums and percussion instruments will be provided on a first come basis or bring your own special soundmaker. Bring your singing voice, a chant, a chair, blanket and especially your Special Good Energy Rhythm Spirit.

$5.00 Appreciation Donation Fee

No Alcohol ** No Drugs ** No Smoking ** No Fooling

DrumYourDream.com – SpiritualNaturalistDrumming.com

Arthur Lopez /Rhythm Energy Facilitator/ 757-768-5689

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Newport News Children’s Festival of Friends Drum Circle

on Saturday,  May 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Newport News Park.

We will be having a Fun Filled Drum Circle with Arthur Lopez from DrumYourDream.com where we get to play African Drums and other Cool rhythm making instruments to share our rhythm spirit with everyone there and Celebrate this Special Occasion.

Instruments will be provided. If you have any of your own drums/hand percussion instruments please feel free to bring them.
It does not require any prior musical abilities. Our best players are usually those who have never played a drum before.

We will have an experienced leader guiding our way in the Drum Circle so you don’t have to worry about anything.
This is for the young and the old playing together fun rhythm games that everyone will enjoy making music in the moment.

At the Drum Circle guests become new friends with all those who are there because they get to connect with one another. No one is excluded so everyone is included, even if you are physically challenged or have special needs.
So get ready to have some fun and play a drum at ourDrumYourDream.com Drum Circle.
Any Questions please feel free to call Arthur Lopez at 757-768-5689 or you can fill out a request for more information here at my Contact page:
http://drumyourdream.com/contact/

Here are the Festival Details:
Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will present the twenty-eighth Newport News Children’s Festival of Friends on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Newport News Park. Children can meet their favorite book characters including Curious George, Clifford, and the Berenstain Bears; see animals from the Virginia Living Museum (native Virginian animals), ZooPro (exotic animals), and Gum Tree Farm (farm animals). The youngest festival guests can play in a special “Happy Campers” Pre-school Play Area. At noon, a special “Elephants Gerald” performance about Ella Fitzgerald by Jennifer Gammill (Young Audiences of Virginia) will celebrate the centennial of the “First Lady of Song” who was born in Newport News on April 25, 2017.

The festival features over 100 hands-on activities including make-and-take crafts, rides (pony rides, trackless train, tiki rock wall, moon bounce, slide, obstacle course), fitness activities (gymnastics, obstacle course, tennis), educational exhibits (science experiments, gardening, farm animals and sheep shearing), and displays by City Departments and community organizations that serve children.

Children from the Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Instructional Class Programs will showcase their talents on stage: 2:00 p.m. Newport News City Arts (dance) and 3:00 p.m. Newport News Flipateers (gymnastics).

There is a $5.00 parking fee per vehicle. Festival admission and all activities (including all rides) are free. Food vendors on site ($). No pets permitted in the festival area. Newport News Park is located at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Ft. Eustis Boulevard. From I-64E, take Exit 247 and turn left onto Jefferson Avenue. From I-64W, take Exit 250B and follow the signs to Newport News Park. For more information, call 757-926-1400.http://drumyourdream.com/communitydrumcircles/


SAM ASH MUSIC STORE DRUM CIRCLE IN RICHMOND VIRGINIA

Second Sunday of the Month Sam Ash Music Store Drum Circle  in Richmond VA.  From 2 PM to 3:30 PM.  

Sam Ash Music Stores Location at 9110A West Broad Street, Richmond, VA    http://samashmusic.com/

Hello Drummers,  The Sam Ash Music Store in Richmond has provided a wonderful place to gather all Hand Drummers from near and far to share our Rhythm Spirit all year round. You Don’t have to worry about it being too cold during the Winter months or too hot during the Summer. And if it rains, all the more reason you should come because whatever you were going to do outside is probably canceled now. They let us use their instruments in the store for you to enjoy.

FULL MOON DRUM CIRCLE

During the warm months April. May June, July Aug Sept.  We do the  Full Moon Drum Circles on the sands of Virginia Beach overlooking the ocean as the moon rises up from the sea  @ the 68th st. Entrance from 6 PM to 8 PM 

During the Cold Months Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. and March we will be Drumming  indoors at the Good Vibes Wellness Center conveniently located at 233 16 Street and Pacific Ave. in VA Beach from 6PM to 8PM..  It is one block from the Ocean Front, so when the drumming is over we can walk over to see the Full Moon in all its Glory rise up from the ocean.

On the Beach Appreciation Donation Fee $5.00

To see the latest dates,time and get on our Invite List, Join our Facebook Group Page.:https://www.facebook.com/groups/FullMoonDrumCircleVirginiaBeach/

Sat. April 15, 2017   Indoor Full Moon Drum Circle    https://www.facebook.com/events/1262290657180001/

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Come join us and welcome the Full Moon where you get to set your intentions and Share your Rhythm Spirit with everyone. 

Creating Unity in the Community with Drum Circles™

We seek to connect our community with the planetary cycles that affect all of us, even in urban environments, such as seasonal cycles, planting cycles, and lunar cycles. It is our belief that by living in greater harmony with the natural cycles that guide us, we develop a greater relationship to the planet and thus it becomes easier to walk our path lightly upon her. To help our community connect with the lunar cycle, we celebrate the New Moon and Full Moon with community circles. These family friendly events feature drumming, dance, chanting, singing, local artists, healing, and much more. The energy of the circles shifts with the lunar cycles and is different each time. All traditions and faiths come together to honor the gifts of our shared community, planet, and universe in music, rhythm, and fellowship.

Playing music together puts us in touch with the creative force that directly connects with our humanity. Each of us carries our rhythm every day, even if we’ve never drummed before. We walk in rhythm…our heart beats in rhythm…we breathe in rhythm… When we take that rhythm and express it as a thread in the woven fabric of our circle, we realize how our uniqueness blends with that of others to create a rich tapestry of community.

In service and gratitude, we offer these gatherings to help our community reach its highest potential through rhythm, with an intention to serve, to inspire and to reach beyond what separates us. 

$10.00 Donation helps us with the costs to make these events possible for your pleasure.     No Alcohol or Drugs  No smoking.   Bring a chair, blanket, candle in a jar, water, a drum or other rhythm making instruments for you and others to share.

$10 for Adults,
$5.00 Kids 13 to 7 yrs old,
Children 6 and under Free

Hosted by the Virginia-Beach Drum Circle.com and DrumYourDream.com
Some drums and percussion instruments will be provided on a first come basis.

 


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Arthur Lopez Drum Circle Facilitator

Creating Unity in the Community with Drum Circles ™

DrumYourDream provides Professionally Facilitated Drum Circles for community based events, schools, assisted living homes,ice breakers,corporations, nonprofit organizations, parties, weddings and for community building.
with your request and for more information.
     You can fill out a request here at my  Contact  page

HAND DRUMMING LESSONS FOR YOU!
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Private lessons Custom designed for you. Great for New Member confidence

Arthur is now offering Private Hand Drumming Lessons. Hand Drum Instructor: I specialize in Private Hand Drumming Lessons for you. My goal is to teach has many students as possible the art of Hand Drumming for relaxation, fun, musicality and spiritual awakening. Each person has rhythm inside of them. I help you find your inner rhythms to play with everyone. My specialty is helping you build confidence to play for yourself and with everyone in a Drum Circle.
just call me direct 757-768-5689 or email me at: DrumYourDream@aol.com
Lessons at my studio Just $30 for a half hour $45 for 1 hour.  Or at your home or other place that is nice to drum at, like the park, for $65.an hour.


DrumYourDream.com   Professionally Facilitated Drum Circle for your wedding,party,picnic

What is a Community Drum Circle?
by Arthur Hull

The Community Drum Circle is the use of a rhythm-based event as a tool for unity. It is NOT a drum class. It’s NOT using culturally-specific rhythms. A community drum circle in the United States is a fun, family friendly event, where people empower each other in the act of celebrating community and life through rhythm and music. People of all levels of musical expertise come together and share their rhythmical spirit with what ever drums and percussion they bring to the event. They don’t have to be a drummer to participate. Everyone has something to offer the circle, and any one is welcome.

The spirit and magic of rhythm expressed on drums and percussion instruments cuts through all ages, sexes, religions, races and cultures. “Rhythm”, as Gabriel Roth says, “is the mother tongue.” Rhythm is a universal language known to every one, even the youngest child, if we can just “remember.” So in a very objective, yet beautiful way, an interactive rhythm event puts us all on an equal footing with each other and brings us closer together. The facilitator serves this process by guiding the participants to their highest musical potential.

A community drum circle is created, “in the moment” by all the people who participate. Co-operation and collaboration is the basic glue. When we drum together, sharing our spirit in the form of rhythm, it changes our relationships. As we play together, we give ourselves a rhythmical massage and an emotional release. The experience is unique to each person in the circle, and it happens whether we are entraining ourselves into the circle by drumming, or standing outside the circle and listening while tapping our feet and clapping along with the music.

To make beautiful music together, all we have to do is bring to the circle whatever rhythmical expertise we have to offer, along with the excitement of sharing it with other people. The quality of the music produced in an event like this is not based on the rhythmical expertise of the players, but on the quality of their relationship with the other people in the circle. The result is those magical musical moments where one powerful voice is created out of the many. In those moments, the players stop worrying about keeping time because time, as they know it, has stopped. In it’s place is a living breathing entity, expressing timeless joy, passion and release through the power of rhythm. That is the beauty of a community drum circle.
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