Drum Circle

Join Arthur Fernandes and friends in a joyful celebration of rhythm! Group drumming can be a fun and effective way to reduce stress, connect with oneself and others, live in the moment, and build musical skills. Arthur’s facilitation makes drumming engaging, accessible, and meaningful for all ages, all levels. Come play! There is a chair for you, your family, friends and those you haven’t yet met! Don't have an instrument? No worries! A large selection of drums and percussion instruments for the use of the session will be provided to you. There’s plenty to play with! You are welcome to bring your own instruments if you wish.

A Drum Circle is any group of people who come together, gather in a circle to play Hand Drums, Djembe’s / African conga’s, Frame Drums and other percussion instruments to make music. They are open to people dropping in without any equipment and without much training. It is a fun entry-level learning experience that is accessible to anyone who wants to participate. The ultimate goal is not precise rhythmic articulation or perfection of patterned structure, but is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. The most important thing in a drum circle is openness to learn. Furthermore, if you are the sort of person to whom words do not come easily, drumming may be your mode of communication. Drum Circles provide an extensive menu of interactive drumming programs to suit your event needs. It’s teambuilding, stress-relief, and hands-on entertainment—all rolled into one!

Arthur Fernandes has graduated in Abnormal and Developmental Psychology and completed his Masters in Industrial Psychology from Fergusson College, Pune. He is a professional drummer. He plays the guitar and keyboard and teaches the same. He has also sung for professional choirs for over 9 years 

As a certified Arts Based Therapist he is currently working with Mother Theresa’s Home and has been associated with various NGO’s conducting training programs in Life Skills and Decision Making. He is a guest Faculty at Indira Institute of Management, Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Engineering college, Pune for the MBA HR students. He also practices as a counselor and an Arts Based Therapist at his clinic. He is on the Board of Trustees and the Director of Resource Mobilization for an NGO, The Academic Advisors. Arthur Fernandes has facilitated Drum Circles for schools, communities, NGO’s, youth clubs and festivals in Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai and Goa and corporates like Vodafone, Xerox, Oracle, AMDOCS, Druva Software, Adventure Pulse, Peoples Edge and so on. He makes group drumming a fun and effective way to reduce stress, connect with oneself and others, live in the moment and build musical skills. His facilitation makes drumming engaging, accessible, and meaningful for all ages and all levels. Come play!


How does a Drum Circle work?
Drum Circles provide with rejuvenating health rhythms with group drumming sessions for mind-body wellness and personal growth. It stimulates immune functioning, physical activity, and mind-body awareness. It helps to strengthen team bonds while relieving stress, relaxing and re-energizing.
Drum Circles are one of the forms of music therapy that reduces stress, tension, anxiety and any form of negative emotion. Below are a few of the several positive outcomes of a Drum Circle:
• It enhances psychological, spiritual and physical well-being
• Enhances social relationships and social interaction
• Improves sensory awareness and physical dexterity
• It promotes healing and self – expression
• Improves self-esteem, self-confidence and personal development
• It builds, supports and encourages team work
• Drumming sessions at work helps employees defend themselves from stress and lower staff turnover

• Concentration and calming oneself down through Meditation
• Learning basic hand and stick drumming techniques
• Playing universal world rhythms in an ensemble
• Learning and developing stress relieving techniques
• Having fun making music in a safe and supportive environment
• Exploring drumming as a means of self-expression and stress relief 

The duration for each session would be approximately 60 – 90 minutes. 

Requirements : 
• Comfortable indoor/outdoor seating for all participants.
• Circular seating or concentric seating shall be preferred. 

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