Oct
12
to Oct 13

Cleveland, OH: Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat with Jim Donovan

Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat with Jim Donovan M.Ed.

Drumming. Sound Healing. Mindfulness.
Build Your Brain, Relieve Stress and Tap Your Creativity with Drumming

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Schedule: Friday evening 7 PM-9 PM and Saturday 9 AM- 3 PM

Rivers Edge: A Place for Reflection and Action
3430 Rocky River Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44111

Phone: 216-688-1111  ext. 251
Email: info@riversedgecleveland.com

Register: $109, (Includes lunch on Saturday)
Limited overnight accommodations available for $65/night. Please contact 216-688-1111 x251 to reserve your spot. 

About the Wisdom of Rhythm:

The Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat is for anyone who is interested in exploring the spiritual side drumming and is looking for a profoundly joyful and deep immersive experience.

Beginners are warmly welcomed and drums are provided.


You will take part in an array of enjoyable and beginner friendly musical activities including:
Group Drumming & Expressive Music Creation
Whole Brain Drumming Techniques
Sound Healing Techniques
Drumming and Meditation

Experience the camaraderie of a safe, supportive and friendly group of people where you can feel comfortable to just be yourself- without the pressure of being “good” at music.

"Just attended "The Wisdom of Rhythm" retreat with in Westminster, Md., and once again have come away with a plan and desire to be a better me. Jim is all about helping those who attend his workshops and retreats to become "the best version of ourselves" through drumming and rhythm exercises in a totally supportive and non-threatening environment. VERY highly recommended. Thanks again Jim!" -Rick Gruenewald

The program is composed of three interconnected concepts that will focus on:
Developing and practicing creative drumming skills
Personal wellness and becoming the next best version of you
Renewing and deepening your connection to your inner wisdom

Learn a balanced array of evidence-based techniques that will help you to:

  • Relieve stress & anxiety
  • Get deep, more restful sleep
  • Gain mental clarity
  • Increase and sustain your energy
  • Become the next best version of you

"I just spent my first workshop with Jim. It won't be my last. I didn't have any preconceived ideas about what would be happening. Good thing because I never would have conjured it to be as fabulous as it was! It's not about the drumming so if you have any curiosity but no drumming experience, don't let that keep you away. In practical ways for everyone, at your own choosing, Jim gifted us with an experience---a beginning, a middle, and an amazing end---that enabled us to transcend into our next best version of ourselves. Thank you!" -Jacke Schroeder

Participants can expect:

  • A clear purpose
  • Actionable steps
  • Activities to do and feel
  • Inspiration to go further
  • Social connection opportunities
  • Drums are provided and beginners are warmly welcomed.

Jim Donovan M.Ed. is a professional musician and Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University. His mission is to share the healing power of music through education and performance. He specializes in placing music and wellness programs in organizations who focus on people with disabilities and people recovering from addiction. Donovan performs with his band Sun King Warriors and was a founding member of the 3-time platinum band Rusted Root. There he co-wrote the song “Send Me on My Way” featured in the movie Ice Age and became the first song on Mars where it “woke up” NASA’s Mars Rover.

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Aug
2
to Aug 5

2018 Great Rhythm Revival :: Sherman, NY

2018 Great Rhythm Revival :: Sherman, NY

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Four Days of Rhythmic Bliss
Aug. 2-5, 2018 Directed by Jim Donovan
Drumming. Yoga. Ecstatic Dance. Energy Medicine. Amazing Food. Nightly Music... and much more

The Great Rhythm Revival is for anyone looking for a profoundly joyful and deeply immersive experience where you can:

Learn something new without the worry of being “good” at it
Connect with other like-minded people in a supportive environment
Challenge yourself to expand your comfort zone
Find regular encouragement to be yourself

At the Revival, you will experience a wide range of invigorating workshops including:
Drum & Chant, Ecstatic Dance, World Drumming, Ecstatic Dance, Yoga, Shamanic Journey, Afro-Cuban Drumming, Meditative Painting, Sound Healing, Women's Sacred Circles, Intro to Men's Work, Transformative Writing, Laughter Yoga and more.

In the evenings dance to The Sun King Warriors and Spiral Rhythms, and afterwards, take a walk in the adjoining woods to an expertly sculptured fire circle that has to be seen to be believed.

Lastly, we eat some of the tastiest and healthy food around-vegetarian, vegan and omnivore options are always available. Much of it grown on site in our Revival garden. Camping is free or you may stay at a local hotel or B&B. Though the event is outside, we are under the cover of large tents.

Cost $289 by June 30, 2018 or $329 thereafter. Optional meal plans are available for an additional cost.

You get...

  • Over 29 hours of meticulously designed and enjoyable experiences
  • Revitalizing, lifelong skill sets help you feel your best 
  • Opportunities to learn from an array of gifted instructors
  • Membership in our private Great Rhythm Revival participant network
  • A comfortable atmosphere where you can be yourself 
  • First access to discounted seats @ next year's Revival
  • Beautiful drums to play during drumming sessions
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Jun
28
to Jul 1

2018 Summer Rhythm Renewal Retreat

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The Summer Rhythm Renewal is an invigorating, four-day experience of beginner friendly music & expressive arts workshops with a strong focus on personal development, community creation and self-care.

The Renewal is for anyone looking for a profoundly joyful and deeply immersive experience where you can:

* Learn something new without the worry of being “good” at it
* Connect with other like-minded people in a supportive environment
* Challenge yourself to expand your comfort zone
* Find regular encouragement to be yourself

Register: $349 by June 1, 2018 space permitting, or $399 thereafter, space permitting. Optional room and meal plans are also available.

Here is a partial list of the many workshops and experiences awaiting you in 2018:

  • World Drumming
  • Drum & Chant
  • West African Djembe
  • Ecstatic Dance
  • Mandala Creation
  • Whole Brain Drumming
  • Yoga
  • Hand Percussion
  • Afro-Cuban Conga
  • Didjeridoo
  • Sound Healing
  • Nature Journaling
  • Shamanic Journeying
  • Theatrical Improv for the Soul
  • Nightly Drum and Dance Jams
  • Sun King Warriors Concert

 

You also get:

  • Over 30 hours of meticulously designed and powerfully enjoyable experiences
  • Revitalizing, lifelong skill sets help you feel your best 
  • Rare opportunities to learn from an array of gifted and compassionate instructors
  • Membership in our private Summer Rhythm Renewal Facebook network
  • A comfortable, welcoming and accepting atmosphere where you can feel free to just be yourself 
  • First access to seats @ next year's Renewal 
  • A beautiful drum to play during drumming sessions

At the Summer Rhythm Renewal we encourage you to take impeccable care of yourself. Here you can take a relaxing walk among century old pine trees, connect and spend time with friends old and new, laugh more than you have in decades, eat well, or even just take a nap... whenever you want. At the Renewal you can expect gifted, down-to-earth instructors, great food, simple & clean lodging, and a comfortable, accepting atmosphere where you can just be yourself. All on the pristine mountain campus of Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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Jun
7
to Jun 10

Loretto, PA: 2018 Drum Circle Leadership Summer Intensive

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If you're looking to strengthen your ability to lead transformational Drum Circles, consider joining us at our annual 2018 Summer Drum Circle Leadership Intensive. Prior music training is not required. Beginners are warmly welcomed and drums are provided.

We'll show you exactly how to use the drum circle format as a way to improve social connectionreduce anxietyelicit creativity and lift depression.

You'll also discover how you can use drum circles to help your groups improve confidenceincrease focus and build the brain.

To give you the most attention possible, we're only accepting 9 more people in the intensive this year. (as of 5.8.18)

Regular price $399
Your price right now: $349 (Discount ends 5.31.18)
Optional room and meal plans are also available at an additional cost

Click here to claim one of these spots and learn more.
- Jim Donovan M.Ed.

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Columbus, OH: Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat
Sep
23
to Sep 24

Columbus, OH: Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat

Dear friends,
Great news! on September 23-24. 2017, Jim Donovan will return to Columbus Space in Columbus to offer a very special rejuvenation retreat called "The Wisdom of Rhythm". This brand new experience is for any who loves the spiritual side drumming and is looking for a profoundly joyful and deep immersive experience.

Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat with Jim Donovan M.Ed.
Drumming. Sound Healing. Mindfulness.

The Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat is for anyone who loves the spiritual side drumming and is looking for a profoundly joyful and deep immersive experience.
Pricing: $127 by Sept 9, 2017 or $147 thereafter 

You will take part in an array of enjoyable and beginner friendly musical activities including:
Group Drumming & Expressive Music Creation
Whole Brain Drumming Improvisation Techniques
Sound Healing Techniques
Drumming and Meditation
Experience the camaraderie of a safe, supportive and friendly group of people where you can feel comfortable to just be yourself- without the pressure of being “good” at music.

"Just attended "The Wisdom of Rhythm" retreat with Jim at Jaqui MacMillan's studio in Westminster, Md., and once again have come away with a plan and desire to be a better me. Jim is all about helping those who attend his workshops and retreats to become "the best version of ourselves" through drumming and rhythm exercises in a totally supportive and non-threatening environment. VERY highly recommended. Thanks again Jim! :-]"-Rick Gruenewald

The program is composed of three interconnected concepts that will focus on:
Developing and practicing creative drumming skills
Personal wellness and becoming the next best version of you
Renewing and deepening your connection to your inner wisdom

Learn a balanced array of evidence-based techniques that will help you to:
Relieve stress & anxiety
Get deep, more restful sleep
Gain mental clarity
Increase and sustain your energy

"I just spent my first workshop with Jim. It won't be my last. I didn't have any preconceived ideas about what would be happening. Good thing because I never would have conjured it to be as fabulous as it was! It's not about the drumming so if you have any curiosity but no drumming experience, don't let that keep you away. In practical ways for everyone, at your own choosing, Jim gifted us with an experience---a beginning, a middle, and an amazing end---that enabled us to transcend into our next best version of ourselves. Thank you! "-Jacke Schroeder


You can expect:
A clear purpose
Actionable steps
Activities to do and feel
Inspiration to go further
Social connection opportunities

* Drums are provided and beginners are warmly welcomed.
** The Space is a 19+ Only facility. 
Schedule

Sat. Sept. 23, 2017, 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Sun. Sept. 24, 2017, 9:00 AM- 3 PM*

Pricing: $127 by Sept 9, 2017 or $147 thereafter 

(available space permitting)

* Bring a brown bag lunch on Sunday.

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Cleveland, OH: The Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Cleveland, OH: The Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat

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Dear friends,

Great news! on April 21/22. 2017, Jim Donovan will return to Unity Spiritual Center in Cleveland to offer a very special spring rejuvenation retreat called "The Wisdom of Rhythm". This brand new experience is for any who loves the spiritual side drumming and is looking for a profoundly joyful and deep immersive experience.

Schedule: 

Fri. April 21, 2017, 
Wisdom of Rhythm Part 1: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
(for anyone interested, there is a Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors show at the Beachland Ballroom right after the workshop Friday night.  Tix: https://goo.gl/Ci8bMy)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
(9 AM- 10:15 AM, Optional Kundalini Yoga ~ Meditation & Gong Class with Dawn Schroder Special $10 drop in rate)
 
Wisdom of Rhythm Part 2: 10:45 AM- 12:30 PM
Lunch: 12:30 -1:00 PM (Bring a lunch on Saturday)
Wisdom of Rhythm Part 3: 1 PM - 4 PM 

Pricing: $127 by April 19 or $147 thereafter (Space permitting)


Sat Nam Cleveland, Centered Wellness ~ Dawn Schroeder Presents

Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat with Jim Donovan M.Ed.

Drumming. Sound Healing. Mindfulness.

The Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat is for anyone who loves the spiritual side drumming and is looking for a profoundly joyful and deep immersive experience.

You will take part in an array of enjoyable and beginner friendly musical activities including:

Group Drumming & Expressive Music Creation
Whole Brain Drumming Techniques
Sound Healing Techniques
Drumming and Meditation

Experience the camaraderie of a safe, supportive and friendly group of people where you can feel comfortable to just be yourself- without the pressure of being “good” at music.


"Just attended "The Wisdom of Rhythm" retreat with Jim at Jaqui MacMillan's studio in Westminster, Md., and once again have come away with a plan and desire to be a better me. Jim is all about helping those who attend his workshops and retreats to become "the best version of ourselves" through drumming and rhythm exercises in a totally supportive and non-threatening environment. VERY highly recommended. Thanks again Jim! :-]" -Rick Gruenewald 

The program is composed of three interconnected concepts that will focus on:

Developing and practicing creative drumming skills
Personal wellness and becoming the next best version of you
Renewing and deepening your connection to your inner wisdom

Learn a balanced array of evidence-based techniques that will help you to:

Relieve stress & anxiety
Get deep, more restful sleep
Gain mental clarity
Increase and sustain your energy
Become the next best version of you

"I just spent my first workshop with Jim. It won't be my last. I didn't have any preconceived ideas about what would be happening. Good thing because I never would have conjured it to be as fabulous as it was! It's not about the drumming so if you have any curiosity but no drumming experience, don't let that keep you away. In practical ways for everyone, at your own choosing, Jim gifted us with an experience---a beginning, a middle, and an amazing end---that enabled us to transcend into our next best version of ourselves. Thank you! -Jacke Schroeder

Participants can expect:

A clear purpose

Actionable steps

Activities to do and feel

Inspiration to go further

Social connection opportunities

Drums are provided and beginners are warmly welcomed.

Musician and trainer Jim Donovan M.Ed. is a multi-platinum recording artist, formerly of the band Rusted Root (Send Me On My Way) who presents programs throughout the US and Europe. He is an Assistant Professor of Music at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA where he serves as Chairman of the Fine Arts Department. Having presented over 2500 programs since 1999, Donovan works with a wide variety of populations including corporate, university, people with Autism, and people recovering from addiction.

Contact: 

http://www.JimDonovanMusic.com
 

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Jamestown, NY World Drumming Workshop w/ Jim Donovan
Mar
11
1:00 PM13:00

Jamestown, NY World Drumming Workshop w/ Jim Donovan

World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan M.Ed.
World Rhythms & Songs. Music Creation. Energizing Fun. 

Ages 14 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv / $45 door

What is the World Drumming Workshop?
-an invigorating workshop experience that shows you how to:

(1) play the African djembe drum, 
(2) play exciting traditional world rhythms, 
(3) strategies for tapping your own musical creativity and
(4) lift your mood through social drumming.

Learn and play exciting and beautiful traditional rhythms and songs from all over the world- from places such as Africa and South America. Yes, beginners are warmly welcomed and drums are provided. All that is required is a willingness to try. Learn how to express yourself using your drum through “in-the-moment” original music creation.

Experience creating your own rhythms and finding out how to connect them with others. Even if you consider yourself “unmusical”, group drumming is an accessible entry point into the rewarding world of music creation.

Drumming with others is scientifically proven to improve your mood, relieve stress, increase mental focus and to support social connections. Discover why people from all over the globe have been drumming together for thousands of years.

About the instructor:
Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery. 

http://www.jimdonovanmusic.com/

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Greensburg: Monday Night Drumming Series with Jim Donovan
Jan
2
7:30 PM19:30

Greensburg: Monday Night Drumming Series with Jim Donovan

Greensburg, PA: Monday Night Drumming Series with Jim Donovan M.Ed.
Mondays in January: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017
7:30 PM-9 PM

Learn How To Play the Djembe World Rhythms & Songs. Create Your Own Rhythms.
Relieve Stress. Get Energized. Smile Often.
Beginners warmly welcomed. Drums Provided.

Drumming with others is clinically proven to improve your mood, relieve stress, increase mental focus and to support social connections. Find out why people from all over the globe have been drumming together for thousands of years.

Limit of 30 Participants. Ages 15 and up.
Monday Evenings :: 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Early Bird Price: $99 for all 4 sessions by Dec. 23, 2016 or $125 thereafter (Space Permitting)

In the event of any evening being postponed due to poor weather, we will reschedule on a subsequent Monday.

Venue: The New Moonglow Yoga in Greensburg, PA
125 Nature Park Road
The Shoppes at Noble Square, (Behind Barnes & Noble) Greensburg, PA 15601

Learn How To...
Develop your drumming and rhythmic skill
Play the djembe, tubano and other world percussion
Create your own music
Play exciting world rhythms from countries all over the globe
Fine tune your musical ear
Create an infinite number of rhythms with "Rhythm Seeds"
Build your confidence drumming with other people
Improve by drumming along with a professional, life-long drummer
Use drumming & the voice for stress and anxiety relief
Build your coordination, strength and dexterity for drumming

Enjoy learning traditional African & World drumming songs including:
Yankadi (Guinea)
Kpanlogo (Ghana)
Ajaja (Nigeria)
Mutwashi (Congo)
Kakilambe
Fanga

You will also learn:
How to Practice
Djembe Technique
World Percussion techniques
How to find the pulse
Dexterity, strength and speed exercises
Whole Brain Drumming Improvisation Exercises
Rhythmic ear-training
Extensive coordination exercises
How to make great music with others
How to use rhythm for anxiety relief
Exercises to stay calm and centered
How to create your own rhythms using "Rhythm Seeds"

About the instructor:
Jim Donovan M.Ed., leader of the band Sun King Warriors, and Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery.
http://www.JimDonovanMusic.com/

Due to limited venue seating, tickets are transferable but not refundable.

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Camp Hill, PA : Drum & Chant Workshop
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Camp Hill, PA : Drum & Chant Workshop

Drum & Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan M.Ed.
Ecstatic Drumming. Meditative Chanting. Sound Healing Techniques.

Ages 14 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv / $45 door

What is Drum & Chant?
-an enjoyable workshop experience that shows you how to use rhythm and sound to relieve anxiety, get better sleep, expand your consciousness.

You will learn:
Ecstatic Drumming.
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.

Meditative Chanting.
Feel lighter as you experience the ancient practice of vocal toning, chanting and mantra to energize your brain clear your mind and become deeply relaxed. Learn effective ways to slow your brainwaves and enter into a meditative mind.

Sound Healing Techniques.
Find out how to use powerfully effective sound healing techniques to help you easily relieve anxiety, get better sleep, unblock energetic and emotional congestion. Learn how to use sound to quickly create a calm, balanced state of mind.

About the instructor:
Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy, truth-telling to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery. 
http://www.jimdonovanmusic.com/

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State College: Drum and Chant Workshop
Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

State College: Drum and Chant Workshop

Drum & Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan M.Ed.

Ecstatic Drumming. Meditative Chanting. Sound Healing Techniques.

Ages 14 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv / $45 door

What is Drum & Chant?
-an enjoyable workshop experience that shows you how to use rhythm and sound to relieve anxiety, get better sleep, expand your consciousness.

You will learn:
Ecstatic Drumming.

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.

Meditative Chanting.
Feel lighter as you experience the ancient practice of vocal toning, chanting and mantra to energize your brain clear your mind and become deeply relaxed. Learn effective ways to slow your brainwaves and enter into a meditative mind.

Sound Healing Techniques.
Find out how to use powerfully effective sound healing techniques to help you easily relieve anxiety, get better sleep, unblock energetic and emotional congestion. Learn how to use sound to quickly create a calm, balanced state of mind.

 

About the instructor:

Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy, truth-telling to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery. 

http://www.jimdonovanmusic.com/

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Columbus, OH: Drum and Chant Workshop
Dec
4
1:00 PM13:00

Columbus, OH: Drum and Chant Workshop

Drum & Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan M.Ed.
Ecstatic Drumming. Meditative Chanting. Sound Healing Techniques.
Ages 19 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv / $45 door

What is Drum & Chant?
-an enjoyable workshop experience that shows you how to use rhythm and sound to relieve anxiety, get better sleep, expand your consciousness.
You will learn:

Ecstatic Drumming. 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.

Meditative Chanting. Feel lighter as you experience the ancient practice of vocal toning, chanting and mantra to energize your brain clear your mind and become deeply relaxed. Learn effective ways to slow your brainwaves and enter into a meditative mind.

Sound Healing Techniques. Find out how to use powerfully effective sound healing techniques to help you easily relieve anxiety, get better sleep, unblock energetic and emotional congestion. Learn how to use sound to quickly create a calm, balanced state of mind.

About the instructor:
Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy, truth-telling to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.
Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.
Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery. 
http://www.jimdonovanmusic.com/

 

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Oberlin, OH: Drum & Chant Workshop w/ Jim Donovan
Dec
3
1:30 PM13:30

Oberlin, OH: Drum & Chant Workshop w/ Jim Donovan

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Drum & Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan M.Ed.
Ecstatic Drumming. Meditative Chanting. Sound Healing Techniques.

Ages 14 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv / $45 door

What is Drum & Chant?
-an enjoyable workshop experience that shows you how to use rhythm and sound to relieve anxiety, get better sleep, expand your consciousness.

You will learn:
Ecstatic Drumming.
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.

Meditative Chanting.
Feel lighter as you experience the ancient practice of vocal toning, chanting and mantra to energize your brain clear your mind and become deeply relaxed. Learn effective ways to slow your brainwaves and enter into a meditative mind.

Sound Healing Techniques.
Find out how to use powerfully effective sound healing techniques to help you easily relieve anxiety, get better sleep, unblock energetic and emotional congestion. Learn how to use sound to quickly create a calm, balanced state of mind.

About the instructor:
Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy, truth-telling to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery. 
http://www.jimdonovanmusic.com/

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Medina, OH: World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Medina, OH: World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan

World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan M.Ed.

World Rhythms & Songs. Music Creation. Energizing Fun. 

 

Ages 14 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv / $45 door

 

What is the World Drumming Workshop?

-an invigorating workshop experience that shows you how to:

(1) play the African djembe drum, 

(2) play exciting traditional world rhythms, 

(3) strategies for tapping your own musical creativity and 

(4) lift your mood through social drumming.

Learn and play exciting and beautiful traditional rhythms and songs from all over the world- from places such as Africa and South America. Yes, beginners are warmly welcomed and drums are provided. All that is required is a willingness to try. Learn how to express yourself using your drum through “in-the-moment” original music creation.
 

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Winchester, VA: Drum & Chant Workshop
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Winchester, VA: Drum & Chant Workshop

Drum & Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan M.Ed.
Ecstatic Drumming. Meditative Chanting. Sound Healing Techniques.

Ages 14 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv / $45 door

What is Drum & Chant?
-an enjoyable workshop experience that shows you how to use rhythm and sound to relieve anxiety, get better sleep, expand your consciousness.

You will learn:
Ecstatic Drumming.
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.

Meditative Chanting.
Feel lighter as you experience the ancient practice of vocal toning, chanting and mantra to energize your brain clear your mind and become deeply relaxed. Learn effective ways to slow your brainwaves and enter into a meditative mind.

Sound Healing Techniques.
Find out how to use powerfully effective sound healing techniques to help you easily relieve anxiety, get better sleep, unblock energetic and emotional congestion. Learn how to use sound to quickly create a calm, balanced state of mind.

About the instructor:
Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy, truth-telling to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery. 
http://www.jimdonovanmusic.com/

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Pittsburgh, PA: Drumming and Autism Training with Jim Donovan
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Pittsburgh, PA: Drumming and Autism Training with Jim Donovan

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Drumming & Autism Training with Jim Donovan M.Ed.


Engagement, Socialization, and Stress Reduction Through Rhythm

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016, Bethel Park, PA (Greater Pittsburgh Area in the South Hills)
Educators. Parents. Caregivers. Professionals.
(This training is not for children.)

Drumming & Autism Training with Jim Donovan M.Ed., is a 5 hour workshop designed to show people who work in the Autism field how to facilitate rhythmic and percussive interventions with people with ASD.

These clinically proven interventions were developed at Saint Francis University and are designed to meet goals such as: (1) increased attention to task, (2) non-verbal expression, (3) socialization and (4) stress reduction for individuals on the Autism spectrum and other disabilities.

Musical ability and experience is not required.
Normal cost: $99
Your cost: $35

This event and the reduced price of the training is made possible by the BNY Mellon Community Partnership
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit the Sonny Pugar “Music Smiles Program”

Includes: 5 contact hours of training, new skills, signed Certificate of Completion with 5 contact hours listed, and 90 page PDF e-manual.

Venue: 
Christ United Methodist Church
Christian Life Center
44 Highland Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102

Contact For More Information: 
Deb Brandt -- BNY Mellon -- 412-234-0304
Mike Dermody – BNY Mellon -- 315-414-7389
Email: michael.dermody@bnymellon.com

Video, download curriculum & research: http://www.drumcircleleadership.com/nov-2016-autism-pgh

Schedule:
8:30 AM arrival / registration
9 AM-11:45 Training
11:45 AM-12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM- 3:00 PM Training
Drums and Percussion are provided and you may also bring your own if you'd prefer. We will have a large collection of beautiful djembes, bougarabous, rattles and percussion there for you to use and for purchase.

About the instructor:
Jim Donovan M.Ed., is an award winning musician, educator and inspirational trainer whose mission is to empower and connect people. In his work, Donovan offers specialized programs in the US and abroad focused on using rhythm, sound and other holistic techniques as vehicles for personal growth, healing, and the creation of community.

From 1990-2005, Donovan was a founding member of the 90's band Rusted Root who've sold over 3 million records to date. He has appeared on the David Letterman, Conan O'Brien shows and his music with the band is featured major motion pictures such as Ice Age, Twister, Mathilda as well as on network TV shows American Idol and Party of Five. His touring work with Rusted Root provided ample opportunity to share the stage with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin, Sting, the Dave Matthews Band and The Allman Brothers among others.

Donovan holds Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University where he is an Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Fine Arts Department. He also holds a BA in classical music performance from the University of Pittsburgh. Donovan is involved in research at Saint Francis on a system he developed called Percussion Intervention Training. This program is for those who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism how to use simple percussion techniques to help them increase focus, relieve stress, and enhance socialization.

Since 2010, he has trained over 2500 people and presented at a multitude of conferences, health organizations and universities including Saint Francis University, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, Indiana University among others.
Programs & More Info: http://www.JimDonovanMusic.com/

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Greensburg, PA: Drum and Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Greensburg, PA: Drum and Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan

Drum & Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan M.Ed.

Ecstatic Drumming. Meditative Chanting. Sound Healing Techniques.

Ages 14 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv / $45 door

What is Drum & Chant?
-an enjoyable workshop experience that shows you how to use rhythm and sound to relieve anxiety, get better sleep, expand your consciousness.

You will learn:
Ecstatic Drumming.

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.

Meditative Chanting.
Feel lighter as you experience the ancient practice of vocal toning, chanting and mantra to energize your brain clear your mind and become deeply relaxed. Learn effective ways to slow your brainwaves and enter into a meditative mind.

Sound Healing Techniques.
Find out how to use powerfully effective sound healing techniques to help you easily relieve anxiety, get better sleep, unblock energetic and emotional congestion. Learn how to use sound to quickly create a calm, balanced state of mind.

 

About the instructor:

Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy, truth-telling to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery. 

http://www.jimdonovanmusic.com/

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Syracuse, NY: World Drumming Workshop
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Syracuse, NY: World Drumming Workshop

World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan M.Ed. 
World Rhythms & Songs. Music Creation. Energizing Fun. 
ALL NEW MATERIAL FOR FALL 2016

Ages 14 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv / $45 door

What is the World Drumming Workshop?

-an invigorating workshop experience that shows you how to:

(1) play the African djembe drum,
(2) play exciting traditional world rhythms, 
(3) strategies for tapping your own musical creativity and
(4) lift your mood through social drumming.

Learn and play exciting and beautiful traditional rhythms and songs from all over the world- from places such as Africa and South America. Yes, beginners are warmly welcomed and drums are provided. All that is required is a willingness to try. Learn how to express yourself using your drum through “in-the-moment” original music creation.

Experience creating your own rhythms and finding out how to connect them with others. Even if you consider yourself “unmusical”, group drumming is an accessible entry point into the rewarding world of music creation.

Drumming with others is scientifically proven to improve your mood, relieve stress, increase mental focus and to support social connections. Discover why people from all over the globe have been drumming together for thousands of years.

About the instructor:
Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy, truth-telling to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery. 
http://www.jimdonovanmusic.com/

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Niles, OH; Drum and Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Niles, OH; Drum and Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan

Drum & Chant Workshop w/ Jim Donovan M.Ed.

Ecstatic Drumming. Meditative Chanting. Sound Healing Techniques.

Ages 14 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv / $45 door

What is Drum & Chant?
-an enjoyable workshop experience that shows you how to use rhythm and sound to relieve anxiety, get better sleep, expand your consciousness.

You will learn:
Ecstatic Drumming.

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.

Meditative Chanting.
Feel lighter as you experience the ancient practice of vocal toning, chanting and mantra to energize your brain clear your mind and become deeply relaxed. Learn effective ways to slow your brainwaves and enter into a meditative mind.

Sound Healing Techniques.
Find out how to use powerfully effective sound healing techniques to help you easily relieve anxiety, get better sleep, unblock energetic and emotional congestion. Learn how to use sound to quickly create a calm, balanced state of mind.

About the instructor:

Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy, truth-telling to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery. 

http://www.jimdonovanmusic.com/

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Saxonburg, PA: Drum and Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Saxonburg, PA: Drum and Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan

Drum & Chant Workshop with Jim Donovan M.Ed.

Ecstatic Drumming. Meditative Chanting. Sound Healing Techniques.

Ages 14 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv/ $45 day of

What is Drum & Chant?
-an enjoyable workshop experience that shows you how to use rhythm and sound to relieve anxiety, get better sleep, expand your consciousness.

You will learn:
Ecstatic Drumming.

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.

Meditative Chanting.
Feel lighter as you experience the ancient practice of vocal toning, chanting and mantra to energize your brain clear your mind and become deeply relaxed. Learn effective ways to slow your brainwaves and enter into a meditative mind.

Sound Healing Techniques.
Find out how to use powerfully effective sound healing techniques to help you easily relieve anxiety, get better sleep, unblock energetic and emotional congestion. Learn how to use sound to quickly create a calm, balanced state of mind.

 

About the instructor:

Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy, truth-telling to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery. 

http://www.jimdonovanmusic.com/

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Bedford, PA: World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan
Oct
16
1:00 PM13:00

Bedford, PA: World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan

Bedford, PA: World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan

World Rhythms & Songs. Music Creation. Energizing Fun. 

Ages 14 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv / $45 door

 

What is the World Drumming Workshop?

-an invigorating workshop experience that shows you how to:

(1) play the African djembe drum, 

(2) play exciting traditional world rhythms, 

(3) strategies for tapping your own musical creativity and 

(4) lift your mood through social drumming.

Learn and play exciting and beautiful traditional rhythms and songs from all over the world- from places such as Africa and South America. Yes, beginners are warmly welcomed and drums are provided. All that is required is a willingness to try. Learn how to express yourself using your drum through “in-the-moment” original music creation.

Experience creating your own rhythms and finding out how to connect them with others. Even if you consider yourself “unmusical”, group drumming is an accessible entry point into the rewarding world of music creation.

Drumming with others is scientifically proven to improve your mood, relieve stress, increase mental focus and to support social connections. Discover why people from all over the globe have been drumming together for thousands of years.

 

About the instructor:

Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy, truth-telling to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery. 

http://www.jimdonovanmusic.com/

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Syracuse, NY: Drum Circle Leadership Training with Jim Donovan
Oct
1
to Oct 2

Syracuse, NY: Drum Circle Leadership Training with Jim Donovan

Syracuse, NY: Drum Circle Leadership Training with Jim Donovan

Learn how to build & lead your own drum circles with any group.

Drum Circle Leadership Training with Jim Donovan M.Ed.
Foundation Skills. Group Music Making. Practice & Support.


Drum Circle Leadership is a system created by Jim Donovan M.Ed. designed to show you how to create and lead your own transformational drum circles. This foundation training is for anyone interested in learning Drum Circle Leadership techniques, games and methods in a way that works with your own skill sets.

In this 2-day experience, you will receive 14+ hours of hands-on training designed to teach you the skills you need to create and and facilitate meaningful, effective and successful experiences with any group you work with.

You will learn enjoyable techniques, games and methods in a way that works with your own ability. Beginners are warmly welcomed. 
There are no prerequisites for this training.

Have fun learning how to quickly and effectively get groups of people making great music together with our unique Rhythm Seeds music making protocol. Find out how to inspire collaboration, engage challenging groups and how to connect people with a variety of social drum circle games. Inspire your group to make their own musical creations.

Discover how to create "fail-proof" drum circles with a supportive group of peers. Get the practice and feedback you need to be confident leading your groups. Graduates receive access to our private Drum Circle Leadership Facebook network to ask questions, get ideas and offer support to others. Get 14 contact hours, a Certificate of Completion, an the 300 page Drum Circle Leadership PDF manual.


Learn Valuable Skills for Your Personal and Professional Life
Discover... 
• How to create fail-proof events by empowering participants
• How to take your drum circle from good to transformational
• How to inspire collaboration in your circle
• How to lessen and eliminate resistance from your groups
• How to create an infinite source of rhythms with "Rhythm Seeds"
• Social drum circle games for all ages
• How to integrate percussion and budget friendly instruments
• How to develop child friendly drum circles
• How to use rhythm & music with older adults
• How to lead and shape drum circle music
• How to gain confidence leading and speaking with groups
• How to gain the trust of your group
• How to use drumming & sound for wellness and stress relief
• An introduction to using melody in your drum circle
• An introduction to conscious leadership
• How to design your own effective drum circle programs

At Drum Circle Leadership | Foundation Training, you can expect:
A comfortable, welcoming and accepting atmosphere.
To have the opportunity to choose how you interact
14+ Contact Hours of training.
A Certificate of Completion denoting your contact hours
Your own Drum Circle Leadership PDF Book ($29.99 Value)
Special Discount Codes for DCL Online Training Library
Extra handouts and written documentation
Lots of optional, hands-on practice timeFeedback and constructive guidance
Tried and tested step-by-step foundation methodology
Marketing resources, templates and tips for those wanting to create programs to sell
Free lifetime access to our private Drum Circle Leadership Training Facebook group
Specific effective techniques to help you manage nervousness.
To make many new friends

Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in utilizing the power of rhythm & drumming
Music Therapists
Music Teachers
Drum Circle Facilitators
Therapeutic music makers
Anyone who works with people with PTSD and returning veterans
Anyone who works with children
Addiction and recovery counselors
Camp Counselors
Grief Counselors
Sexual abuse and domestic violence counselors
Alternative healers
After school activity directors
People who work with disadvantaged youth
Social workers
Disaster relief workers
Church and spiritual group leaders
Elementary educators
Corporate facilitators seeking new tools for their activity toolbox

Learn About...
Inclusion regardless of ability
Letting go of perfectionism
Being present as a leader
Serving the group
Finding ways to flow with change
Learning the value of collaboration
How to manage mistakes
How to empower your participants
How to create fail-proof drum circles
A wide variety of malleable drumming and voice methods
How to build your own event from the ground up
How to inspire and hold the attention of the most unruly groups
How to play the various drums and percussion commonly used in rhythm events
How to use rhythm as a means to enhance personal developmentHow to use rhythm to lead health and wellness experiences
How to use rhythm to lead educational experiences

Why Drum Circles?
Drumming with others is an ancient practice that people have used for millennia all over the globe to connect, heal, learn and celebrate. The drum or drumming circle of today is an extension of this age old tradition. In simple terms, a drum circle is a collection of people gathering together to express music through rhythm. This music may be a spontaneous free-form jam, a highly defined collection of traditional rhythms, a musical meditation or something in between.

Drum circles may be used in a variety of ways such as:
Retreat settings
Short wellness interventions
To support classroom cultural lessons
Ice breakers before a larger event
Team building and leadership trainings
Community drum circles
Spiritual & church settings



October 2016 Pricing
Regular Rate on or after Sept. 1 2016: $289 (Subject to availability)

Financing: Check out with PayPal and choose Bill Me Later (Subject to credit approval.)
Easy & Quick Registration


Testimonials
"Drum Circle Leadership was the most useful and enjoyable training I have ever attended. I immediately put the techniques, knowledge, and inspiration into action in my clinical work. Jim Donovan is an exceptional communicator, facilitator, and teacher- but most importantly an infectious and generous person. Jim presents the content in a relatable and practical way for both experienced and first time musicians and facilitators."Jordan Goodman, MS, LGPCDrumming Psychotherapist and Facilitator Baltimore, MD

"I got so much more out of this program than just learning to lead a drum circle. The program held so many insights into the dynamics of facilitating people and empowering me and others towards true connectedness. I highly recommend this program to anyone who works with people of any age or just wants to improve their circle/life skills." Teresa Benedetti, Canton, OH

"I, too, had a very successful, hugely successful circle with a group of women with addictions on Wed. eve. I'm still buzzin' from it. I would like to thank myself for choosing you, Jim, as my teacher. I'm happy to say that I left this group of 14 women to empowered, and wanting more. I've never received so many hugs and hand shakes in one evening." Tammy O . Windsor, Ontario

About the trainer:
Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy, truth-telling to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery.

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Geneva, NY: World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Geneva, NY: World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan

World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan M.Ed.

World Rhythms & Songs. Music Creation. Energizing Fun. 

Ages 14 and up. Drums Provided. Beginners Warmly Welcomed. $35 adv / $45 door

What is the World Drumming Workshop?

-an invigorating workshop experience that shows you how to:

(1) play the African djembe drum, 

(2) play exciting traditional world rhythms, 

(3) strategies for tapping your own musical creativity and 

(4) lift your mood through social drumming.

Learn and play exciting and beautiful traditional rhythms and songs from all over the world- from places such as Africa and South America. Yes, beginners are warmly welcomed and drums are provided. All that is required is a willingness to try. Learn how to express yourself using your drum through “in-the-moment” original music creation.

Experience creating your own rhythms and finding out how to connect them with others. Even if you consider yourself “unmusical”, group drumming is an accessible entry point into the rewarding world of music creation.

Drumming with others is scientifically proven to improve your mood, relieve stress, increase mental focus and to support social connections. Discover why people from all over the globe have been drumming together for thousands of years.

 

About the instructor:

Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy, truth-telling to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.

Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery. 

http://www.jimdonovanmusic.com/

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Binghamton, NY, Drum Circle Leadership Foundation Training with Jim Donovan
Sep
23
to Sep 24

Binghamton, NY, Drum Circle Leadership Foundation Training with Jim Donovan

Binghamton, NY, Drum Circle Leadership Foundation Training with Jim Donovan

Learn to lead your own transformational drum circles.

Drum Circle Leadership | Foundation Training
September 23-24, 2016 Binghamton, NY @ Organic Yoga
with Jim Donovan

Space is limited to 25 people.
Regular Rate on or after Aug. 31 2016: $289 (Subject to availability)
Financing is available: Check out with PayPal and choose Bill Me Later (Subject to credit approval.)

Easy & Quick Registration
Includes 300+ Page Drum Circle Leadership eBook, Certificate of Completion and valuable discount codes for the DCL online training library.

At Drum Circle Leadership Foundation Training, you will discover how to create and lead your own transformational drum circles. You will learn enjoyable techniques, games and methods in a way that works with your own ability. Beginners are warmly welcomed. 
There are no prerequisites for this training.

Have fun learning how to quickly and effectively get groups of people making great music together with our unique Rhythm Seeds music making protocol. Find out how to inspire collaboration, engage challenging groups and how to connect people with a variety of social drum circle games. Inspire your group to make their own musical creations.

Discover how to create "fail-proof" drum circles with a supportive group of peers. Get the practice and feedback you need to be confident leading your groups. Graduates receive access to our private DCL Facebook network to ask questions, get ideas and offer support to others. Get 13 contact hours, a Certificate of Completion, and an electronic version of the 300 page DCL manual.

What is Drum Circle Leadership?
Drum Circle Leadership is a system created by Jim Donovan M.Ed. designed to show you how to create and lead your own transformational drum circles. This foundation training is for anyone interested in learning Drum Circle Leadership techniques, games and methods in a way that works with your own ability.

In this 2-day experience, you will receive 13+ hours of hands-on training designed to teach you the skills you need to create and lead meaningful, effective and successful experiences with any group.

Learn Valuable Skills for Your Personal and Professional Life
Discover...
How to create fail-proof events by empowering participants
How to take your drum circle from good to transformational
How to inspire collaboration in your circle
How to lessen and eliminate resistance from your groups
How to create an infinite source of rhythms with "Rhythm Seeds"
Social drum circle games for all ages
How to integrate percussion and budget friendly instruments
How to lead and shape drum circle music
How to gain confidence leading and speaking with groups
How to gain the trust of your group
How to use drumming & sound for wellness and stress relief
How to design your own effective drum circle programs


At Drum Circle Leadership | Foundation Training, you can expect:
A comfortable, welcoming and accepting atmosphere.
To have the opportunity to choose how you interact
13 contact hours of training.
A Certificate of Completion denoting your contact hours.
Your own Drum Circle Leadership eBook 300+ ($19.99 Value).
Special Discount Codes for DCL Online Training Library.
Handouts and written documentation.
Significant amounts of optional, hands-on practice time.
Feedback and constructive guidance.
Tried and tested step-by-step foundation methodology.
Marketing resources, templates and tips for those wanting to create programs to sell.
Free lifetime access to our private Drum Circle Leadership Training Facebook group.
Specific effective techniques to help you manage nervousness.

Early Birds Save $40 on or before August 30, 2016: $249 (Save $40)

Regular Rate on or after Aug. 31 2016: $289 (Subject to availability)

Financing is available: Check out with PayPal and choose Bill Me Later (Subject to credit approval.)

Easy & Quick Registration
Includes 300+ Page Drum Circle Leadership eBook, Certificate of Completion and valuable discount codes for the DCL online training library.

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