Drum Circle Facilitator Training

Saturday March 3, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury
Instructor Ed Sorrentino, SSC Percussion Department Chair

Open to all – No experience necessary.
This training articulates the fundamental concepts and techniques for drum circle leadership. Participants practice basic facilitation techniques, problem-solve challenges, and learn when to change direction. Theoretical and practical information is addressed throughout the training.

Learning Objectives:
Formulate a plan to address specific drum circle requests (I.D.2.a,c; 6.a-e; 8,11,13,16; IV.A.1)
Lead a drum circle start to finish with confidence (II.A.1.a,b,c,e; 2.u,w,z; IV.B.4)
Evaluate outcomes in a meaningful and useful way (III.B.1,5,7,11; B.3,15)

Schedule:
8:30 – Registration
9:00 – Welcoming Beat
10:20 – Break
10:30 – Drum Circle Language
Facilitating the Circle
12:00 – Lunch (provided)
1:00 – Challenges: when to change it up;
Tools for your tool belt
2:30 – Break
2:40 – Co-facilitation and Communication
4:00-4:30 – Take Away and Evaluations

$200 (lunch included)


Ed Sorrentino, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) Percussion Department Chair, Jazz/Rock/Pop Department Co-Chair, and Summer Music Festival Program Director

Ed Sorrentino is a certified drum circle facilitator, trained Health RHYTHMS group empowerment drumming facilitator, and Health RHYTHMS adolescent protocol facilitator who enjoys working with many diverse populations. He has been recognized for his innovative work with adults and children with disabilities.


Drum Circle Facilitator Training is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 7 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. South Shore Conservatory #P-170 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Cancellation Policy: in the event of cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances, South Shore Conservatory will refund all fees within 14 business days. Those wanting to cancel their participation must do so 5 business days prior to the workshop for a full refund.

Deadline for Registration: Friday February 23, 2018

To register: contact Eve Montague, MSM, MT-BC, Director, Creative Arts Therapies e.montague@sscmusic.org or 781-934-3731, x20.