Our mission is to attain Drumatic personal advancement through the unlimited power and flexibility of the facilitated drum circle. This is accomplished by creating a safe, fun and friendly environment to encourage individuals to explore and experience their own unique resources.

Facilitated drum circles, also called Rhythm circles, naturally improve the comprehension and interpretation of respect, inclusion and cooperation while at the same time encouraging creativity and ingenuity through proactive participation. Listening and communication skills are also drumatically enhanced as well as confidence and self-esteem.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Drum Classes
  • Drum events

Payment Options

  • PayPal, Cash Only, Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Michael Clark
  City Sandpoint , ID
  Zip Code 83864
  Address 3912 Rapid Lightning Creek Rd
  Phone Number (208) 627-8011

Business Representative

Michael Clark

CEO

I have extensive training and experience in drum circle facilitation in numerous environments including Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival, Coventry’s Godiva Music Festival, Seattle’s World Rhythm Festival, Community Youth Programs, Leadership Programs, Event Organizing, and Emotional Intelligence Development Programs.

Products & Services

Drum Class

$35 per Month
Drum Class

Have you ever wanted to learn how to drum but didn't know where to begin?
Come and join Sandpoint's most popular hand drumming class!

Effective group drumming.
Exercises for timing and speed.
Poly-rhythms and Improvisation.
Proper hand drum techniques.
Drum Circle Confidence.

This is a universal style of hand drumming. This means that the class focuses on those aspects of drumming that are universal to most any drum or drumming tradition that utilizes hand drumming.

Students are not bound to any specific tradition and learn how to create their own rhythms as well. Although the class is primarily taught on djembe drums (provided) , the goal of the class is to teach people to play any hand drum with confidence and flare in any situation (drum circle, on stage, alone, etc) . Most of all, the goal is to get people to truly ENJOY the art of drumming!

Class Description: This class is geared towards those who have little or no prior drumming experience, but also accommodates intermediate players. We cover basics such as: holding and striking a drum properly, basic coordination drills, easy rhythms, and playing as a group.
Drums are available to use if you do not own one. Those with prior experience will be given more challenging rhythms and playing techniques.

Ongoing Beginner Drum and Percussion Classes in Sandpoint
http://www. DrumaticInnovation. com

Cost
Only $35 per Month – (first class FREE)
Drop in classes are $15 per night so the monthly rate is quit a money saving deal.

We guarantee a fun learning experience.

Want to get involved but don't have a drum? Not a problem!
We can provide you with a authentic African Djembe.

In this introductory course we will cover.

Drumming Etiquette
Handing Techniques
Listening Skills
Drum Sounds
Experiential Percussion
Simple Rhythmic Patterns
Breathing
Group Dynamics
Volume
Tempo
Polyrhythm
Timbre
Pitch
Drum Tuning

Class size will be limited so call or
E-mail us today to reserve your space.
Phone (208) 627 8011
Email Michael@DrumaticInnovation. com

Drumming Reduces Stress

Why drumming?

Drum circles can be extremely effective for corporations, companies, and small businesses that want to enhance the generation of new ideas and better team work. When people discover that they can collectively produce a good sound without any musical training or background, they start to realize that they can be more effective at work by putting their heads together and working as a team.

Also, drumming uses the brain in a different pattern than the linear thought process that is usually needed in the work environment. A drum circle brings the group to a more open mental and psychological process. The creative side of the brain becomes free to improvise, which can be carried over to the production of new and better ways of working. An excellent tool to kick off any kind of brain storming session, and optimize the quantity and quality of new ideas. I provide the group with the tools they need to figure out the task.

Music is a universal language, and drumming is one of the most accessible ways for diverse groups of people to make music together. Drumming encourages teamwork and builds skills in listening, participating, and leadership. Our goal is to help people build stronger communities through making music together in the classroom, at team-building events, and at community gatherings.

In the past few decades, there has been a movement to uncover and recover the ancient art form of drumming and making music together as a community.
The late Babatunde Olatunji, a gifted drummer and inspirational teacher, made it his life mission to help create peace in the world by encouraging people to communicate and celebrate life through music. He said: “All people from all walks of life, all colors, have various things they can do together to create harmony, and it is the simplest to make music and sing together. "

The interest in drum circles as a way of community gathering has been growing rapidly all over the world and is happening in many settings. As well as community circles open to the public, facilitated drum circles are being used in schools as an educational tool; are taking place in multi-national corporations and governments for team building, in health care facilities with the well-elderly, cancer patients, senior events recovering addicts, alzheimer patients. and the list grows as more people experience the positive effects of self-expression in a creative and friendly environment.

Not only are drum circles a wonderful way to have fun and meet new friends. Other recognized benefits include it as exercise for the mind, body, spirit and a great stress reducer.

Drum circles are coordinated by a facilitator in order to help the group have fun making music together and no musical experience is necessary in order to participate. We are all rhythmical beings! This multi-generational, multi-cultural, activity encourages listening and relating to each other without words and is really a re-connection to the ancient wisdom found in all cultures about the beauty and importance of community gatherings.

Customer Testimonials

Michael,
You were so fantastic! It was like instant happiness to go back and watch you lead the groups. Thank you so much for your time and drums. From the looks on their faces it was evident the crowd was having a wonderful time!
Much appreciation.


I have been teaching for 33 years and have never heard or seen anything so inspiring as the rhythm workshop. The children loved it.


We have been blessed for 2 years now in our Indian Education Culture Camp! The kids and staff loved it! It’s loud, active, and fun. Thanks!


Staff and students enjoyed the day. You were extremely effective with the students. Most of the instruction was non-verbal allowing optimum time to play instruments. The culminating performance created a wonderful sense of team work within the entire student body.


Before I present the review on Riskallah I want to tell you about another workshop that was held on Sunday the 5th. It was a Rhythm Circle presented by Michael Clark. I have never been to a rhythm circle before so I had no idea what to expect. Everyone was placed in a circle and we were given a selection of instruments that we could choose from to play or we could have brought our own. I had not brought anything so I chose and African drum and a rattle. I have to tell you I felt a little uncomfortable because I have only played zills and some dumbec a very long time ago and so a little insecurity was setting in.

Michael explained that we would be making our own music and that basically no sound was wrong. There was one person that would establish a certain beat and we would all just put in what we wanted to do with our instrument. I had visions of this really horrible sounding music coming from all of us. I was so surprised when we all established our own beat and how well it blended. He then showed us how we could vary the sound. By the time the workshop was over I was feeling so good about what I had accomplished and how easy it actually was. I had fun; I was relaxed; and I couldn’t believe that I had just played music with a whole group of people.

Michael explained that there are many benefits to drumming in a group and that it is widely accepted by health practitioners, music, therapists, teachers and youth workers as being an effective way to encourage life skills and develop confidence and self-esteem. Well he certainly made a believer out of me.

I encourage anyone to participate if you have a chance. It was a very rewarding experience for me. If anyone is interested you can contact Michael@DrumaticInnovation.com or you can check out his website at DrumaticInnovation.com