Empowering, Connective & Fun
A drum circle offers in-the-moment music making in an inviting and inclusive atmosphere. No prior experience required. The focus is not on creating perfect sounds or rhythms. Instead, folks are encouraged to play, sing along and dance, or just enjoy the music. We use hand drums, shakers, and wood & metal percussion instruments to play rhythmical games, create hypnotic grooves and drum to familiar songs.
Drumming is emotionally and physically beneficial. It’s gentle and supports memory function. Drumming builds community
spirit and personal empowerment. Our programs can be tailored for any age group, from seniors to children. We also offer a family friendly program for all ages.
Community drumming serves…
seniors, libraries, community centers, wellness & recovery centers, schools, at-risk youth centers.
Self contained program is 45-60 minutes in length. Rob arrives with hand drums, shakers, tambourines, wood frogs & blocks, bells, gongs, Boomwhackers, and a few instruments that defy category. Rob also can adapt some instruments for folks with physical restrictions
Additional programs offered by Rob
Sally’s Music Circle, award winning program for infants-age 5 & their caregivers; adult jams for mixed instruments; Sound Journeys, fascinating classes engaging all ages in sound exploration and improvisation. We also offer private instruction on drums, percussion, guitar, bass & mandolin.
About Rob Zollman
A professional set and hand drummer and percussionist for over 40 years, Rob regularly performs jazz, blues, rock, classical, and Brazilian and other ethnic music. Rob teaches at his Hands-On Music studio and Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon, Vermont. He facilitates music making events throughout New England.
Rob has a Bachelor of Music from the University of the Arts and studied with noted music theorists Dr’s. Edwin E. Gordon and Christopher Azzara. Rob has worked with drum circle facilitators Arthur Hull and Christine Stevens.