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Expressions Through Drumming (Drum Circle)

  • Gorton Community Center 400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL, 60045 United States (map)

400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL, 60045 - $15 Ticket

Intended for Ages 8 and up!

Come join the drum circle, whether you have experience or not! We all have rhythm (our heartbeat can testify to this) and we all need to be heard. The purpose of a drum circle is to break down any social barriers and bring people together by having a conversation through the voice of our drums. Drum circles teach us how to effectively communicate with one another through the power of listening and supporting one another in conversation/life (i.e. not playing too soft or too loud, not doing all the “talking”, meeting people where they are at, etc.).

In this session, you will learn how to properly play each drum and/or piece(s) of percussion (listed below), the origin of each instrument, and participate in fun interactive drum lessons and activities that are used to help everyone effectively have a “conversation” within the drum circle. The drum circle will be facilitated by Andrew Moreno who has been drumming for over 20 years, and has learned many different genres ranging from rock, pop, hip-hop to jazz fusion, African and world music.

Drums that will be included in the drum circle are: djembe, darabuka, doumbek, cowbell, block, bongos, tambourine, and more. If you have your own hand drum or percussion you are more than welcome to bring it with you. It is encouraged for parents to attend with their children in having a conversation together through the voice of drums.