Valerie Hopkins
is a professional musician, educator, & experienced Drum Circle  Facilitator. 

 After 30+ years of formal music training, educating and performing, I have devoted years of study and energy to the craft of facilitating drum circles.  What have I discovered?
                            Drum Circles Heal

No special skills or musical ability is necessary to enjoy the many benefits of drum circles!  I provide a wide variety of drums and percussion for each drum circle, however, you are welcome to bring your personal instrument as well!
EDUCATION:  Group drumming strengthens critical thinking, improves problem solving, self-esteem, sharpens listening skills, promotes self-expression, cultural diversity and active participation.  

PERSONAL GROWTH AND WELLNESS:  Group drumming is becoming an integral part of recreation, wellness, holistic and therapeutic medicine.  It improves one's mood, decreases stress, anxiety, fatigue and depression, and enhances psychological, physical and spiritual well-being.

IN THE WORKPLACE:  Drum Circles focusing on wellness, stress relief and team building can be scheduled during lunch bereaks or throughout the work day.  Group drumming reduces employee burn-out while increasing morale, productivity and camaraderie.

IN THE COMMUNITY: Community Drum Circles are less structured than facilitated drum circles.  The groove is what drives and unifies the event. All ages, cultures and communities gather together to create music-in-the-moment.  No special skills are required!  Just come and drum by intuition! 
CURRENTLY,  Val is living with Stage IV metastatic cancer. She IS, however, teaching individuals via ZOOM or SKYPE, focusing on playing for health and wellness. Email her at: Val@DrumCirclesHeal.com

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