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Upcoming Events

    • 01 Mar 2024
    • 03 Mar 2024
    • Prescott Resort and Conference Center, 1500 East State Route 69, Prescott, AZ
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    REGISTER TODAY!


    FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. 

    Single day admission for Saturday and Sunday is open. 



    19th Annual Conference
    Drum Circle Facilitators Guild 
    Cultivating Connections
    March 1-3, 2024
    Prescott Resort and Conference Center, Prescott, AZ

    FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. 

    Single day admission for Saturday and Sunday is open. 


    The Drum Circle Facilitators Guild 19th Annual Conference is a weekend-long professional development event specifically for those using drums and percussion for recreational music making. The symposium-style gathering features presentations by industry leaders on a wide variety of topics including techniques for leading drum circles, business development, folkloric music, program design, and more.

    Cultivating Connections is our theme for 2024 and in direct response to feedback from conference attendees. Drum Circle Facilitators work to create connections within the groups we serve through the use of drumming and rhythm. The Annual Conference is the opportunity for Drum Circle Facilitators from around the world to cultivate and deepen our connections to this work and each other.

    The 19th Annual Conference is for anyone and everyone who incorporates rhythm and/or drumming into their work; including settings such as:

    • Schools/Education
    • Non-profits
    • Well elderly/seniors
    • Health/wellness
    • Community events
    • Corporate
    • Workplace training
    • Social services

    The DCFG Conference is organized by volunteer members of the DCF community and is presented by the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG).

    CONFERENCE LOCATION

    Where: Prescott Resort and Conference Center

    1500 East State Route 69, Prescott, AZ, 86301 (https://www.prescottresort.com)

    FEES/REGISTRATION:  

    The Registration fee includes conference admission and 7 meals from Friday lunch through Sunday lunch.  Travel and lodging are the responsibility of the attendee. 

    • Registration non-member rate: $500.00
    • Registration member rate: $450  (you must be logged into your DCFG account to receive the discount)

    REFUND POLICY:

    • Full refund, minus 10% cancellation fee, if requested by registration cut-off date (February 15) 
    • 50% refund if cancelled after registration cut-off date (Feb 15)

    REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE

    DCFG PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPWisdom of the Frame Drum an Ancestral Connection - Build your own frame drum. Requires a separate registration from Conference. See the link below for more information. 

    • $195 - non-member rate
    • $175 - member Rate

    PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP DETAILS


    CONFERENCE AND PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2024

    LODGING:

    Lodging is at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center where we have secured rates specific to the conference. For more information visit the Conference Lodging page.

    To receive the conference rates reservations

    MUST be made by February 9th, 2024.


    Lodging Information Page

    TRAVEL

    The Phoenix International is the major airport closest to Prescott, AZ. Transportation to and from the airport will be the responsibility of each attendee. Prescott Resort and Conference Center does not provide transportation.  Be sure to Follow DCFG and our Conference Facebook Event to connect with other attendees and share transportation from the airport to the resort. 

    Transportation to Prescott: The conference is about 1.5-2 hours from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. DCFG has secured a discounted rate with Groome Transportation (Airport Shuttle Service) from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to the Prescott Resort & Conference Center. To reserve, you must call GROOME at 928-350-8466. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE.

    • $49.00 one-way/RT $98.00 ($10 savings on the Round Trip/$5.00 each way). 
    • Call and identify as attending the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild conference. 

    You can carpool with others that might be renting a car, uber/lyft, rent your own car. To connect with others attending like the DCFG Conference Facebook Event and join the conversation!

    CONFERENCE SPONSORS:

    The DCFG is honored to have these companies and individuals serves as our inaugural set of conference sponsors.  Through their sponsorship they are helping to create and support a more connected community of drum circle facilitators. See our sponsors for 2024.

    QUESTIONS? Contact Greg Whitt, Executive Director of the DCFG at contact@dcfg.net

    SCHOLARSHIPS:  CLOSED FOR 2024 CONFERENCE - Congratulations to our awardees!

    The Drum Circle Facilitator's Guild provides conference scholarships to assist those that might not be otherwise be able to attend. The Guild believes in supporting each other and "facilitating" attendance when it might not otherwise be possible. Scholarship recipients receive free registration that includes conference admission and meals. Lodging and Transportation are the responsibility of the recipients.  

    Are you interested in helping to provide more scholarships?  Contact Greg Whit, Executive Director for more information: contact@dcfg.net.


    • 01 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Prescott Resort and Conference Center, Prescott, Arizona
    • 46
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    Join Andrew and Monica of Drumming Sounds for an inspirational workshop on ancestral connection and transformation. This experience will enrich your drum circle facilitation skills, offering the opportunity to learn frame drum building for groups or individuals in your community. Participants will craft their own 14-inch elk hide frame drum and stick.

    The workshop begins by establishing the fundamentals of ceremonial introduction, as outlined in Andrew's book "The Sacred Seven." We'll then delve into the process of drum birthing, a practice Andrew first started with the Havasupai Nation - the most remote Native American tribe in the continental United States, residing in the depths of the Grand Canyon. Since 2013, Andrew, and now alongside Monica, has guided hundreds in creating their own frame drums.

    This workshop promises a profound journey into ceremonial practice, blending traditional wisdom with hands-on experience. Join us to deepen your connection to this ancient art.

    Workshop leaders 

    Andrew and Monica, a dynamic duo in the realm of drum circle facilitation, teaching, and community development, bring over 30 years of combined experience to the table. Their journey together has been marked by the facilitation of over 5,000 wellness-focused events. Their audiences have been diverse, ranging from Native American Nations to various governmental organizations, healthcare facilities, and substance abuse disorder treatment centers. Their expertise extends to engaging with retirement groups, promoting wellness among adults, and fostering team building.

    Their impact and insights have been recognized on prominent platforms, including major healthcare conferences like the North American Primary Care Research Group, the Andrew Weil School of Integrated Medicine, and the National Association for Children's and Families Mental Health. Their extensive work in these varied settings reflects a profound commitment to healing, connection, and community enrichment through the power of rhythmic engagement.

    • 04 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Musical Instrument Museum: 4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050
    Register

    Arizona's Musical Instrument Museum has offered to provide a guided tour for Guild members from Noon to 5pm on Monday, March 4!

    DCFG's annual conference wraps up Sunday evening and many folks will fly out of Phoenix on Monday.  If you're booking a late flight, consider an outing with other guild members to visit MiM.  

    About the Museum:  MIM’s founder Bob Ulrich (former CEO of Target Corporation) was inspired to develop a new kind of museum that would focus on the kind of instruments played every day by people worldwide.  A focus on the guest experience shaped every aspect of the museum’s development.  MIM has a collection of more than 7,500 instruments from more than 200 countries and territories.  Drum Circles are a regular offering at MiM.  Learn more at https://mim.org/

    Guild members and guests should pre-register here to hold a spot.  Meet at the Museum at 1pm on Monday:  4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

    Tickets are $20 and payable at the door.  Skip the line and expedite entry by bringing cash so that one person can collect all the dollars and pay in one fell swoop.  We'll provide the museum with a list of participants.  They'll provide guides to hit the best spots in the museum.  

    There is a cafe and a coffee bar on site if you'd like to get lunch once you're there.

    Click the video below for a virtual tour of their galleries.


    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 24 Mar 2024
    • Toronto, CA

    The Rhythm2Recovery model is an evidence-based practice that combines experiential rhythmic music with cognitive reflection and draws upon a number of well documented therapeutic approaches, that deliver positive psychological and physiological outcomes. These include research on the benefits of participatory music, the vast documentation that supports cognitive behavioural therapy, and more recent studies showcasing the benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness.​​


    Venue - The Music Therapy Centre, 1175 Bloor St W, Toronto

    Cost C$450

    Discounts for MTAO members.


    For more information and registration visit https://www.rhythm2recovery.com/event/toronto-on/




    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 28 Apr 2024
    • Tampa, FL

    Rhythm & Truth is proud to partner with Rhythm2Recovery in providing training workshops for practitioners in the United States. 

    The Rhythm2Recovery model is an evidence based practice that combines experiential rhythmic music with cognitive reflection and draws upon a number of well documented therapeutic approaches, that deliver positive psychological and physiological outcomes. These include research on the benefits of participatory music, the vast documentation that supports cognitive behavioral therapy, and more recent studies showcasing the benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness.​​

    We are able to provide full weekend and one-day Rhythm2Recovery trainings throughout the United States and will tailor our workshop for your specific group of professionals.   

    No previous musical experience is required or needed all drums and percussion provided. ​14 CMTEs for Music Therapists, 12 NBCC CE Hours for counselors, social workers and MFTs. 

    Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator Training has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Rhythm2Recovery is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3966.


    Fees: $407

    For more information / to register: https://www.rhythmandtruth.org/rhythm2recovery


    • 18 May 2024
    • 19 May 2024
    • Minneapolis, MN

    Rhythm & Truth is proud to partner with Rhythm2Recovery in providing training workshops for practitioners in the United States. 

    The Rhythm2Recovery model is an evidence based practice that combines experiential rhythmic music with cognitive reflection and draws upon a number of well documented therapeutic approaches, that deliver positive psychological and physiological outcomes. These include research on the benefits of participatory music, the vast documentation that supports cognitive behavioral therapy, and more recent studies showcasing the benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness.​​

    We are able to provide full weekend and one day Rhythm2Recovery trainings throughout the United States and will tailor our workshop for your specific group of professionals.   

    No previous musical experience is required or needed all drums and percussion provided. ​14 CMTEs for Music Therapists, 12 NBCC CE Hours for counselors, social workers and MFTs. 

    Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator Training has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Rhythm2Recoveryis solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3966.


    Fees: $407

    For more information / to register: https://www.rhythmandtruth.org/register


    • 08 Jun 2024
    • 09 Jun 2024
    • Baltimore, MD

    Rhythm & Truth is proud to partner with Rhythm2Recovery in providing training workshops for practitioners in the United States. 

    The Rhythm2Recovery model is an evidence based practice that combines experiential rhythmic music with cognitive reflection and draws upon a number of well documented therapeutic approaches, that deliver positive psychological and physiological outcomes. These include research on the benefits of participatory music, the vast documentation that supports cognitive behavioral therapy, and more recent studies showcasing the benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness.​​

    We are able to provide full weekend and one day Rhythm2Recovery trainings throughout the United States and will tailor our workshop for your specific group of professionals.   

    No previous musical experience is required or needed all drums and percussion provided. ​14 CMTEs for Music Therapists, 12 NBCC CE Hours for counselors, social workers and MFTs. 

    Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator Training has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Rhythm2Recoveryis solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3966.


    Fees: $407

    For more information / to register: https://www.rhythmandtruth.org/register


    • 21 Sep 2024
    • 22 Sep 2024
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Rhythm & Truth is proud to partner with Rhythm2Recovery in providing training workshops for practitioners in the United States. 

    The Rhythm2Recovery model is an evidence based practice that combines experiential rhythmic music with cognitive reflection and draws upon a number of well documented therapeutic approaches, that deliver positive psychological and physiological outcomes. These include research on the benefits of participatory music, the vast documentation that supports cognitive behavioral therapy, and more recent studies showcasing the benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness.​​

    We are able to provide full weekend and one day Rhythm2Recovery trainings throughout the United States and will tailor our workshop for your specific group of professionals.   

    No previous musical experience is required or needed all drums and percussion provided. ​14 CMTEs for Music Therapists, 12 NBCC CE Hours for counselors, social workers and MFTs. 

    Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator Training has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Rhythm2Recoveryis solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3966.


    Fees: $407

    For more information / to register: https://www.rhythmandtruth.org/register


    • 19 Oct 2024
    • 20 Oct 2024
    • Philadelphia, PA

    Rhythm & Truth is proud to partner with Rhythm2Recovery in providing training workshops for practitioners in the United States. 

    The Rhythm2Recovery model is an evidence based practice that combines experiential rhythmic music with cognitive reflection and draws upon a number of well documented therapeutic approaches, that deliver positive psychological and physiological outcomes. These include research on the benefits of participatory music, the vast documentation that supports cognitive behavioral therapy, and more recent studies showcasing the benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness.​​

    We are able to provide full weekend and one day Rhythm2Recovery trainings throughout the United States and will tailor our workshop for your specific group of professionals.   

    No previous musical experience is required or needed all drums and percussion provided. ​14 CMTEs for Music Therapists, 12 NBCC CE Hours for counselors, social workers and MFTs. 

    Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator Training has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Rhythm2Recoveryis solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3966.


    Fees: $407

    For more information / to register: https://www.rhythmandtruth.org/register


    • 09 Nov 2024
    • 10 Nov 2024
    • Austin, TX

    Rhythm & Truth is proud to partner with Rhythm2Recovery in providing training workshops for practitioners in the United States. 

    The Rhythm2Recovery model is an evidence based practice that combines experiential rhythmic music with cognitive reflection and draws upon a number of well documented therapeutic approaches, that deliver positive psychological and physiological outcomes. These include research on the benefits of participatory music, the vast documentation that supports cognitive behavioral therapy, and more recent studies showcasing the benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness.​​

    We are able to provide full weekend and one day Rhythm2Recovery trainings throughout the United States and will tailor our workshop for your specific group of professionals.   

    No previous musical experience is required or needed all drums and percussion provided. ​14 CMTEs for Music Therapists, 12 NBCC CE Hours for counselors, social workers and MFTs. 

    Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator Training has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Rhythm2Recoveryis solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3966.


    Fees: $407

    For more information / to register: https://www.rhythmandtruth.org/register


    • 23 Nov 2024
    • 24 Nov 2024
    • Chicago, IL

    Rhythm & Truth is proud to partner with Rhythm2Recovery in providing training workshops for practitioners in the United States. 

    The Rhythm2Recovery model is an evidence based practice that combines experiential rhythmic music with cognitive reflection and draws upon a number of well documented therapeutic approaches, that deliver positive psychological and physiological outcomes. These include research on the benefits of participatory music, the vast documentation that supports cognitive behavioral therapy, and more recent studies showcasing the benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness.​​

    We are able to provide full weekend and one day Rhythm2Recovery trainings throughout the United States and will tailor our workshop for your specific group of professionals.   

    No previous musical experience is required or needed all drums and percussion provided. ​14 CMTEs for Music Therapists, 12 NBCC CE Hours for counselors, social workers and MFTs. 

    Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator Training has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Rhythm2Recoveryis solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3966.


    Fees: $407

    For more information / to register: https://www.rhythmandtruth.org/register


    • 07 Dec 2024
    • 08 Dec 2024
    • Atlanta, GA

    Rhythm & Truth is proud to partner with Rhythm2Recovery in providing training workshops for practitioners in the United States. 

    The Rhythm2Recovery model is an evidence based practice that combines experiential rhythmic music with cognitive reflection and draws upon a number of well documented therapeutic approaches, that deliver positive psychological and physiological outcomes. These include research on the benefits of participatory music, the vast documentation that supports cognitive behavioral therapy, and more recent studies showcasing the benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness.​​

    We are able to provide full weekend and one day Rhythm2Recovery trainings throughout the United States and will tailor our workshop for your specific group of professionals.   

    No previous musical experience is required or needed all drums and percussion provided. ​14 CMTEs for Music Therapists, 12 NBCC CE Hours for counselors, social workers and MFTs. 

    Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator Training has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Rhythm2Recoveryis solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3966.


    Fees: $407

    For more information / to register: https://www.rhythmandtruth.org/register


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