Learn how to use drumming to raise your energy and lift your mood. Discover the power of creative group drumming to expand your conscious awareness. Yes, beginners are warmly welcomed and drums are provided. All that is required is a willingness to try.
During the Drum & Chant Workshop you will learn how to:
Drumming and chanting are ancient practices that have been used for millennia all over the globe to connect, heal, learn, witness and celebrate with each other. Join us to reclaim and experience this powerful and comforting way of being together in community.
Drums are provided. Beginners are warmly welcomed. Ages 15 and up.
Jim Donovan M.Ed. Leadership, Faculty member at Saint Francis
University, is a master facilitator, inspirational trainer and
world-class musician with over 25 years of leadership, teaching and
performance experience. Donovan has presented hundreds of events across
the US and Europe where he has helped many thousands of people learn
effective ways to consciously lead, connect and live healthier, more
As a member of the 3-time platinum band Rusted Root, he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. His touring work with Rusted Root provided ample opportunity to share the arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.
He is the author of the book “Drum
Circle Leadership” and regularly offers trainings to organizations that
teach people how to facilitate creative group music-making as a way to
enhance wellness and social connection. These trainings include
specialized, evidence-based programs for people who work with
individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in the
addiction and recovery environment.
"Jim Donovan, our amazing teacher, has encouraged and allowed us to find our voice through drumming. It is amplified by adding our own voices to that of the drums. The group energy amplifies it even further. It carries you to a place deep inside you, to that deep silence where all possibilities lie. It is a powerful and wonderful experience! I have been part of these workshops many times and it always seems to have a unique energy and to be something fresh and new each time."-Mary Cogley, Irwin, PA