Join Arthur Fernandes and friends in a joyful celebration of rhythm!
Group drumming can be a fun and effective way to reduce stress,
connect with oneself and others, live in the moment, and build
musical skills. Arthur’s facilitation makes drumming engaging,
accessible, and meaningful for all ages, all levels. Come play!
There is a chair for you, your family, friends and those you haven’t
yet met! Don't have an instrument? No worries! A large selection
of drums and percussion instruments for the use of the session
will be provided to you. There’s plenty to play with! You
are welcome to bring your own instruments if you wish.
A Drum Circle is any group of people who come together, gather
in a circle to play Hand Drums, Djembe’s / African conga’s,
Frame Drums and other percussion instruments to make music. They
are open to people dropping in without any equipment and without
much training. It is a fun entry-level learning experience that
is accessible to anyone who wants to participate. The ultimate
goal is not precise rhythmic articulation or perfection of patterned
structure, but is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote
healing and self-expression. The most important thing in a drum
circle is openness to learn. Furthermore, if you are the sort
of person to whom words do not come easily, drumming may be your
mode of communication. Drum Circles provide an extensive menu
of interactive drumming programs to suit your event needs. It’s
teambuilding, stress-relief, and hands-on entertainment—all
rolled into one!
Arthur Fernandes has graduated in Abnormal and Developmental Psychology
and completed his Masters in Industrial Psychology from Fergusson
College, Pune. He is a professional drummer. He plays the guitar
and keyboard and teaches the same. He has also sung for professional
choirs for over 9 years
As a certified Arts Based Therapist he is currently working with
Mother Theresa’s Home and has been associated with various
NGO’s conducting training programs in Life Skills and Decision
Making. He is a guest Faculty at Indira Institute of Management,
Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Engineering college, Pune for the MBA
HR students. He also practices as a counselor and an Arts Based
Therapist at his clinic. He is on the Board of Trustees and the
Director of Resource Mobilization for an NGO, The Academic Advisors.
Arthur Fernandes has facilitated Drum Circles for schools, communities,
NGO’s, youth clubs and festivals in Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai
and Goa and corporates like Vodafone, Xerox, Oracle, AMDOCS, Druva
Software, Adventure Pulse, Peoples Edge and so on. He makes group
drumming a fun and effective way to reduce stress, connect with
oneself and others, live in the moment and build musical skills.
His facilitation makes drumming engaging, accessible, and meaningful
for all ages and all levels. Come play!
How does a Drum Circle work?
Drum Circles provide with rejuvenating health rhythms with group
drumming sessions for mind-body wellness and personal growth.
It stimulates immune functioning, physical activity, and mind-body
awareness. It helps to strengthen team bonds while relieving stress,
relaxing and re-energizing.
Drum Circles are one of the forms of music therapy that reduces
stress, tension, anxiety and any form of negative emotion. Below
are a few of the several positive outcomes of a Drum Circle:
• It enhances psychological, spiritual and physical well-being
• Enhances social relationships and social interaction
• Improves sensory awareness and physical dexterity
• It promotes healing and self – expression
• Improves self-esteem, self-confidence and personal development
• It builds, supports and encourages team work
• Drumming sessions at work helps employees defend themselves
from stress and lower staff turnover
• Concentration and calming oneself down through Meditation
• Learning basic hand and stick drumming techniques
• Playing universal world rhythms in an ensemble
• Learning and developing stress relieving techniques
• Having fun making music in a safe and supportive environment
• Exploring drumming as a means of self-expression and stress
The duration for each session would be approximately
60 – 90 minutes.
• Comfortable indoor/outdoor seating for all participants.
• Circular seating or concentric seating shall be preferred.