CREATING UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY WITH DRUM CIRCLES™
Arthur Lopez is a Professional Rhythm Engagement/Drum Circle Facilitator
Arthur Lopez is a Professional Rhythm Engagement/ Drum Circle Facilitator for your organization or special event. He creates a safe, supportive environment where participants can freely explore and play. Participants tap into their own individual creativity and experience a connection to the group, releasing inhibitions and experiencing true mental/physical benefits. Our group drumming can be a powerful vehicle for connecting the mind, body and spirit, supporting healing and transformation in the process.
Drum Your Dream/CorporateDrumCirclesTeamBuilding provides a Professionally Facilitated Fun Filled Drumming Experience for Corporations, Team Building, Assisted Living Homes, Schools, Special Needs Groups, At-Risk Youth, Hospitals, Festivals, Nonprofit Organizations, Private parties, Weddings, Churches, Grand Openings, Libraries and Community based events. So, please take some time to look over our detailed MENU LIST of the different types of drumming services we provide to see which one best meets your specific needs.
Richmond,Williamsburg,Newport News,Norfolk,Portsmouth,New Kent,VirginiaBeach,Chesapeake, Gloucester,Poquoson,Yorktown,James City, Suffolk,Goochland,AlexandriaWarsaw, Smithfield,Isle of Wight, Hampton RoadsRoanoke, Northeast Carolina and the entire United States
“The Drum Your Dreams Program was amazing! Arthur engaged each and every resident. We had 100%participation, even from the few residents that are not really “joiners” participated. I would definitely recommend this program to all Alzheimer’s/Dementia care facilities. Thank you so much for providing us such a wonderful program!!” Katrina Hicks, Activities Director of The Memory Center Richmond-A Memcare Community
Drum Circle Benefits! It is well-known that playing a musical instrument can help develop mental competency and motor skills as well as provide other intangible benefits to the player (and the listener). It is also widely documented that the unique rhythmic and social aspects of a Drum Circle can produce a broad range of benefits among participants. These benefits are considered important elements in the physical, psychological and social developmental dimensions of a healthy and well-adjusted individual. Best of all, a Drum Circle is accessible and beneficial to absolutely anyone regardless of age, ability or personality type.
Benefits of participating in a Drum Circle: – It’s suitable for anyone regardless of age or musical abilities. – Promotes effective interaction and cooperation among group members – Promotes bonding as a group and a sense of individual belonging and purpose – Simultaneously stimulates both right and left brain activity which is associated with creative or “out of the box” thinking – Develops clear communication skills by encouraging the mutual exchange of ideas – The “Soloing” role provides a safe and supportive environment for creative expression – The “Supporting” role demonstrates the uplifting power of allowing others to shine – Both of these “roles” promote a give-and-take balance between listening and speaking which is required for effective conversation and relationships. – The sound of one drum in the circle demonstrates the profound effect of the individual on the larger group. “Arthur, The residents loved today’s interactive presentation…..I have to scheduled you again and again and again. You were wonderful.” Tina Thomas, Activities Director of Williamsburg Landing.
Drum Your Dream at Riverside Pace Community Senior Center in Richmond VA. Participating in a Drum Circle helps develop confidence which benefits all types of human interaction from one-on-one to public speaking It’s a celebration of life capable of breaking down all of societies barriers: age, gender, culture, religion, language -Places the participant squarely in the here-and-now, which suppresses feelings of regret about the past or anxiety about the future and allows the individual to enjoy life in the moment – Promotes deep breathing and cardiovascular health – Releases stress and subsides anger – Revitalizes and energizes in a healthy and uplifting way – Sparks a general feeling of well-being – It’s just plain fun!
“Thank you so much for making the trip to the Northern Neck of Virginia. Everyone had a great time, worked up some positive energy, and are ready to
do it again! Our program was for exhausted and depleted full-time caregivers and several commented that your program rejuvenated them and they felt that they had been on vacation for the day. They had fun!! Great program!”
Richmond,Williamsburg, Newport News, New Kent, Norfolk,Portsmouth,Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Gloucester, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown, James City, Suffolk, Goochland, Warsaw,Smithfield,Isle of Wight, Hampton Roads, Tidewater Virginia, Northeast Carolina and the United States