|What Is A Rhythm Event?
A rhythm event, or drum circle, is an interactive gathering of people using accessible tools – drums, percussion, and body movements – to build connections, open communications, and increase a sense of individual and group wellness.
- All ages and abilities can participate
- Appropriate for all group sizes.
- No prior experience is necessary.
- If your heart is beating, then you can drum!
People have an innate desire and ability to express rhythm, and most people, once they've experienced a drum circle event, express great enjoyment and changes in their feeling of personal well being along with their relationships with others in the group.
Group drumming, by its nature, produces balance, harmony and rhythm on both personal and group levels.
Group synergy builds results in an effective and uplifting experience.
The mission of Roots To
Rhythm™ is to help create a positive path of communication, empowerment, balance,
growth, and wellness on both individual and group levels using the
rhythm experience as a
metaphor of life!
process in a Roots To Rhythm™ program helps develop
essential life skills: listening, connecting with and
respecting others, and finding the balance of leadership
while also supporting the whole.
A rhythm event is a model of a successful organization
– people working together, in the moment, simultaneously creating and receiving. In this energetic and joyful environment, an organization will achieve a successful outcome –
Outcome From Within!™
What Are The Benefits?
Research led by neurologist Dr. Barry Bittman of the Mind Body Wellness Center in Meadville, Pa., shows that participation in group empowerment drumming, following the HealthRhythms™ protocol, has the following
- Boosts immune system and activity of cancer-fighting T-cells.
- Reduces staff turnover in high-tension workplaces.
- Reduces overall stress.
Is There More?
- Sense of Wellness
- Enhanced Communication
- Diversity Awareness
- Rhythmic Awareness
- Spiritual Connection
- Interpersonal Support
- Integrative Arts Education
- Hands-On Fun!
What Is HealthRhythms™?
HealthRhythms™ is a training protocol for drum circle facilitators and music therapists established by research of Dr. Barry Bittman and Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, former director of Music Therapy and Wellness Programs at Remo, Inc.
Watch Christine Stevens, co-founder of HealthRhythms™, talk about the benefits of group drumming on this episode of PBS's Healing Quest.
- Roots To Rhythm™ Director Toni Kellar is a
Trained HealthRhythms™ Facilitator.
What Does A Program Cost?
Roots To Rhythm has a multi-level fee structure to meet the needs of all budget
and program sizes.
Please contact us to discuss pricing.
Empowerment drumming has a low cost-to-benefit ratio
and assures affordability in practically any setting.
All drums and percussion instruments are provided.
Where Can Programs Be Held?
Roots To Rhythm™ is based in the tri-state Ohio/West Virginia/Western Pennsylvania region and can easily serve the Eastern and Central United States.
Programs outside of these regions are possible with logistical considerations.
Contact us for details.
Who Is The Lead Facilitator?
Roots To Rhythm™ programs are led by
Toni Kellar, an experienced percussionist, facilitator,
teacher and performer.