Celebrating Community Through Rhythm

 
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Imagine

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Imagine an activity where people of all ages are equally engaged and their contributions equally valued.  Where the act of participating alone can actually help boost wellbeing and promote positive interaction.  This same activity celebrates world culture and can involve everyone, regardless of experience or ability.

 
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Your Group

Imagine your group having fun making music together as a way to facilitate teamwork, wellness and building community.  A rhythm-based event, like a drumcircle is a wonderful way to involve everyone in a shared creative experience that is meaningful and uplifting. 

 

Drumming Together

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Imagine your group drumming together in a joyously noisy celebration of community, connection and spirit.  Drumming together with a group of people is a really fun, engaging activity that promotes unity and builds spirit.  All participants are empowered in creating a piece of rhythmical music that will leave them feeling energized and connected.  Offering instruments that are fun and easy to play, encouraging freedom of expression and facilitating the musical experience for maximum enjoyment, learning and meaning are all hallmarks of a FunDrum Rhythm Circles event.

 
 
Imagine your group drumming together!

Imagine your group drumming together!

About FunDrum

Founded in 2001

FunDrum Rhythm Circles has served hundreds of groups of children, seniors and communities, in addition to Fortune 500 companies, federal, state and county government agencies, nonprofit organizations schools, community groups and many others. FunDrum has empowered thousands of people with the experience of creating powerful music together.  FunDrum Rhythm Circles is owned and operated by Jonathan Murray, a dynamic presenter who is dedicated to improving people’s lives by empowering them with rhythm.


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Think a drumcircle program might be just what your group needs.  Click below to request more information

 

 
Quick look around the FunDrum tent from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2019
 

Drums Are   Fun!

 
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Testimonials

IKEA
If you are looking for a different team building activity, Fun Drum Rhythm Circles is it! The staff is very creative and has wonderful customer relations skills. They are experts in the subject matter and show passion for it. They did a wonderful job in creating an environment for our team that was a comfortable learning environment. Our team is forever changed from the experience!
— Erica Wilson HR Generalist, IKEA Perryville Customer Fulfillment
FunDrum Rhythm Circles provided us with an excellent custom program tailored to the needs of our agency. The program was relaxing, fun, and full of moments of appreciation and reflection. We enjoyed the movement session in the beginning of the program, the variety of instruments (especially the ones that sounded like the beach), and your testimonials, reflection, and breathing in between. The owner is passionate and was responsive when organizing this event. I am sure it won’t be our last!
— — Cynthia Crabb, Foster Care Supervisor Cecil County Department of Social Services
The program was excellent! Everyone was engaged and participating, which is no small feat. Jonathan and Sue were enthusiastic presenters! I think everyone left the program rejuvenated.
— — Shari Blades LCSW - C, Talbot County Department of Social Services
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I am a provider of crisis support and training for corporations and governmental agencies. I have had the pleasure of partnering with Jonathan to help some of my client organizations address their needs in a unique and dynamic fashion. His programs have helped organizations reduce stress, improve morale and celebrate their accomplishments. His multi-cultural approach to teaching and interaction through the use of world rhythms, seamlessly addresses diversity issues.

Jonathan and his organization is my “go to” resource for providing dynamic and experiential approaches to stress management, team building and improving interpersonal communication. My clients have provided excellent feedback on the positive impact of his programs. I highly recommend Jonathan Murray and FunDrum Rhythm Circles!
— Dr. Richard Ottenstein CEO, The Workplace Trauma Center
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Thank you so much for your willingness to be a part of our Active Aging Week. Your wonderful program was able to not only provide a very fun, energizing activity, but also was able to serve both our residents from Independent Living as well as those in Assisted Living. Normally these two groups are served by separate programming and you were able to bring everyone together under one Big Beat! The residents are still talking about how much fun they had creating music together.
— Vivian Smith, Fitness Coordinator Vantage House Senior Living, Columbia, MD
 
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Our folks are still talking about how wonderful the January FunDrum Circle was!!! You and Sue had everyone energized and playing away. Looking forward to doing one in the Fall.
— Karen Lumpkin, Supervisor, Senior Recreation Services Rockville Senior Center
 
DSS
We would like to thank you again for your services. The feedback has been wonderful. Many of our staff had never experienced anything like that and found it to be very enriching, energizing and it lifted their spirits. Thank you so much for what you are doing to help us work as a team and stay energized! It was awesome!
— — Kitty S. Nelson L.C.S.W.- C, Director, Caroline County Department of Social Services
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It was a pleasure working with you at our Stand Down at CCBC, Catonsville campus Veteran’s Center. You were a tremendous part of our event’s success.
— Ernestine Jolivet, Vice President Baltimore County Delta Foundation
FunDrum Rhythm Circles provided professional, interactive and exciting activities for the Office of Eligibility and Support Services’ leadership retreat. Jonathan customized the experience to bring in unifying elements that were globally inspired and perfect for our group. Thank you!
— — Angela Cabelon, LCSW-C Social Services Officer, Montgomery County Department of Social Services
Thank you again for the amazing program that you did with our fourth grade children and their families. The feedback from the families has been fantastic. It was great to see all the parents and children playing together.
— Allison Colker Education Director, Shaare Torah, Gaithersburg MD


 

 
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Jonathan is proud to have been endorsed by Remo since 2004. REMO drums are used in all FunDrum programs


The Social Power of Music at the 2019 Smithsonian Folklife Festival!

 
Co-facilitating 500 drummers at the Kennedy Center with Mickey Hart as part of the Sound Health Program in September 2018 - a career highpoint!

Co-facilitating 500 drummers at the Kennedy Center with Mickey Hart as part of the Sound Health Program in September 2018 - a career highpoint!

 
Have led an annual community drumcircle every year since 2003 at the Oakland Mills International Festival. Always fun when community shows up.

Have led an annual community drumcircle every year since 2003 at the Oakland Mills International Festival. Always fun when community shows up.

 
Honored to have led the first drumcircle at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History to honor the legacy of Remo Belli, inventor of the first synthetic drumheads.

Honored to have led the first drumcircle at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History to honor the legacy of Remo Belli, inventor of the first synthetic drumheads.

 
Quality REMO percussion for your drumming pleasure!

Quality REMO percussion for your drumming pleasure!

 
What’s in your frog pond?

What’s in your frog pond?

 
Stick Dance, Anyone?

Stick Dance, Anyone?

 
Old photo of a stick dance being done in Kathmandu, Nepal

Old photo of a stick dance being done in Kathmandu, Nepal

 
Pow! A burst of Boomwhackers!

Pow! A burst of Boomwhackers!

 
Unusual tools - Bottles!

Unusual tools - Bottles!

 

Just For Fun

Indeed!

Indeed!

 
… and empowered to use them!

… and empowered to use them!

 
Drummers are in demand now!

Drummers are in demand now!

Iroko mi ni ‘Ayanwale’

Iroko mi ni ‘Ayanwale’