Corporate Drum Circles, Festival Drum Circles, and Community Drum Circles
World renowned Drum Circle Facilitator, Jana Broder, provides all the drums, experience, and team members to ensure your corporate, festival, or community drumming event will meet all your goals. Whether the event is for team building, stress relief, ice breakers, pep rallies, recreation, healing, education, or any other purpose, a Drum Magic Drum Circle is the best choice.
Business Rhythm at its Best!
Businesses that bring a shared corporate drumming experience into their Team Building activities benefit by having greater productivity, reduced stress, fewer absences, better communication, and a lower turnover rate. All that adds up to increased profits!
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Songs That Jana Sings
Jana's New CD with the songs that she sings during her Drum Magic drumcircles is available for download or as a CD.
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Buy a beautiful hand-carved djembe drum from Jana Broder of Drum Magic and help support a small village in Africa. All these drum are made by local villagers in Ghana from the African "Drum Tree," a renewable resource from the Ivory Coast.
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Stress Relieving "Drum Magic"
Renea and Damon Bacon play the drums together during the Summer Reading program Drum Magic at the Bristol Public Library on Wednesday. The summer program has involved 500 youth from the Bristol Area and is in its final week.
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Osceola County Schools
Drum Magic is now an approved vendor for Osceola County Schools.
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|What the Business World Needs Now is Corporate Healing|
The words “corporate” and “healing” may not seem like they belong in the same sentence, since many people are suffering in physically and emotionally toxic corporate work environments. Should corporate employees and employers just resign themselves to accepting this sad situation as “business as usual” in the United States? Certainly not!
Fortunately, an exponentially growing peaceful evolution is currently happening in the world of business that can genuinely help to heal this situation. Integrity, faith and a holistic approach to business and building the corporate team are increasingly lighting the way back toward a corporate America that people actually want to work for. One team-building exercise that falls into this expanding category of corporate healing experiences is group drumming.
As any drum circle aficionado or facilitator can attest from firsthand experience, group drumming allows the walls of mental separation between people to start coming down so that the healing experience of feeling connected to a community and part of a team can develop. Without a doubt, the first step of the healing process is for drum circle participants to stop talking and to learn to listen and respond to each other by participating actively in this magical and enjoyable form of rhythmic communication. Basically, the potential for real and magical corporate healing is tangibly present when people come together to play the drums as a community.
Furthermore, much can be said for having your corporate team or workforce participate in a good 30 to 40 minute highly entertaining team building activity that starts with everyone coming together on the same level as beginners. This symbolic flattening of the corporate hierarchy tends to build personal responsibility and also increases the self-esteem of employees with a resulting positive effect on productivity.
In addition, considerable scientific research and statistical studies have shown the beneficial physical and mental effects of drumming, as well as the positive effects on team morale of smiling and laughing together as a group. From the standpoint of participants, the group drumming experience is often described with such words as: “stress relieving” and “exhilarating”. As the group starts to generate a shared feeling of having fun as they drum, this uniquely invigorating activity has the beneficial effect of significantly increasing employee productivity since it makes them feel better physically and more connected to the group emotionally.
Just the physical sensation alone of striking the drum’s skin with your hand is very freeing and sends a vibration throughout your whole body that is further amplified in group drumming experiences. Perhaps even more significant, especially for more visually-inclined people, is the effect of watching others around you play their drums along with you. That is what makes each group so unique since no two people can make the exact same sound or have the same appearance while they play. So, just like with voices singing together or dancers moving together, the drumming rhythm patterns created by individuals and groups are all different. However, all the ‘differences’ ultimately meld into the unified synergy of the rhythmic group drumming experience. Each person is confirmed as a valid part of the whole as they contribute to the overall drumming experience both visually and audibly. This is a profound message experienced on multiple levels that truly brings a corporate team together.
Another advantage of group hand drumming is that, unlike more physically demanding team building activities, drumming can be done and enjoyed by just about anyone, no matter their physical limitations or skill level. With simple instructions and a good drum circle facilitator, both the group and individual drum circle experiences are always positive. Experience shows that so much more team building benefits can result from just one corporate drumming session with Drum Magic than would typically be achieved at any regular staff meeting!
Corporate healing with Drum Magic starts with the corporate team listening to and seeing each other play the drums together. As this special team-building process starts to bring smiles and fun back into the business arena, a refreshingly new and positive image of the corporate world begins to form in the minds of its workforce.
Jana Broder is a highly-experienced professional Drum Circle Facilitator who owns Drum Magic in Central Florida. For more information and to schedule a Corporate Drumming session at your workplace, please contact Jana now!
4 Step "Business Rhythm Branding" Process
Business Rhythm Branding is a communication tool for ensuring an important company message is broadcast to a receptive audience during a powerfully positive and unforgettable experience.
Drumming a beat in a professionally facilitated drum circle with others who are all sharing the experience with a specific corporate message creates hard-wired physiological connections between the brain, body, and mind of the individual participants along with the drum circle group as a unified whole.
The highly trained and experienced drum circle facilitators of Corporate Drum Magic lead the drum circle with precision and skill being aware of the various states of openness the group demonstrates for receiving and assimilating messages.
As the Business Rhythm Branding process unfolds during the drumming event, each of the 4 Steps accomplishes its specific goal with the group.
The rhythm of drums helped soldiers win battles during the American Revolutionary War over 400 years ago and will help your corporate team succeed in today's very competitive market. What could be better for strengthening your team than an exciting, exhilarating and totally fun company drum circle event with a well defined purpose?
The 4 Steps - B.E.A.T.
Step 1 - Breaking the Ice
Your team joins the drum circle as a group of individuals, each with their own unique concerns, fears, worries, and stress from their lives. A certain amount of tension and nervousness fill the air as some participants wonder if they will be able to drum properly or perhaps they think they will look clumsy or silly to others. This is normal and is a valuable part of the experience. Step 1 is an "initiation" of sorts where it is important to break down the social barriers that so many people build over time.
Once the professional drum circle facilitator begins leading the group with a basic heart beat rhythm, tension releases and nervousness gives way to smiles and quick glances to others in the drum circle. Some participants will breath a sigh of relief and most will take deep breaths. The healthy benefits of drumming begin with the first beat.
Step 2 - Ego Dissolution
As the rhythm progresses and everybody listens to the steady beat, a community is created within the drum circle where experiences are shared as a single group. The unique thoughts of the individual participants prior to the drumming dissolve.
The drum circle facilitator eases the individuals into a subtle yet profound rhythmic state-of-mind where the beat of the drums begins to unite everybody into a unified team working together on a common goal - to carry the rhythm onward beat by beat.
Step 3 - Assimilation of the Idea
It is during this step that the highly skilled drum circle facilitator weaves a positive company message into the rhythms. The special bond felt and shared by the newly created community within the drum circle opens up the mind to receive healthy business ideas and concepts.
The drum circle experience is powerful and fun allowing a deep connection to be made between the positively invigorating physical and auditory sensations of the drumming with the important psychological meaning and purpose of the corporate message being delivered.
Step 4 - Transformation of Experience
The magic of the "Business Rhythm Branding" process culminates as the drum circle energy reaches higher levels of excitement and joy. The stress and concerns of the individuals as they entered the drum circle give way to fresh new positive thoughts about themselves, each other, and the company they work for.
Some participants will rise up and dance as others laugh and drum along with the incredible rhythm they all play a part in. This final peak experience transforms the positive corporate drum circle experience into beneficial health and work related changes with lasting results.
No person is left out,
everybody shares the B.E.A.T.
Imagine an event at your workplace where everybody is beating a drum to a single rhythm.
When was the last time your team had such an effective rhythm?
How long has it been since they all functioned as a single unit?
Now look around the room while the beat goes on...
Have you ever seen so many smiles among your co-workers