Resources

 Dallas Area Drum Circles and Jams

Drums Not Guns – A non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting peace through the power of percussion. http://www.drumsnotguns.org/

Across the Street Bar – Psychedelic Drum Jam every Wednesday evening beginning at 9PM. http://www.acrossthestreetbar.com/

Cancer Support Community of North Texas – Michael Kenny leads a free HealthRHYTHMS® group empowerment drumming circle every 4th Monday of the month. http://www.cancersupporttexas.org/

Drum Circle Facilitation Training

Village Music Circles – Village Music Circles brings rhythm-based events, experiences and trainings to organizations and communities world wide. http://www.drumcircle.com/

Developmental Community Music – Developmental Community Music is a holistic approach to facilitating musical group experiences of all kinds. http://www.drumcirclemusic.com/

HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming – HealthRHYTHMS® is a research-based group drumming protocol which has demonstrated biological and psycho-social benefits. HealthRHYTHMS® Group Empowerment Drumming isn’t about drumming; rather the drum is used as a tool for communication and personal expression. http://remo.com/portal/hr/index.html

Drum and Dance Festivals

Soli Drum and Dance Festival – Yearly festival by Drums Not Guns presenting the best in drum and dance to north Texas. http://www.solidrumanddance.com/

Music Therapy

American Music Therapy Association – The American Music Therapy Association advances public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increases access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world. http://www.musictherapy.org/

Southern Methodist University – Offers a B.M. and M.M.T. in Music Therapy. http://www.smu.edu/

Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association – The Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association seeks to advance music therapy and to increase access to quality music therapy services. http://www.swamta.com/

Non-Profit Organizations

Dallas Center – Dallas Center is committed to providing services to individuals in the least restrictive environment in order for them to realize their full potential and participate in the mainstream of life to the highest degree possible. http://www.dallascenter.org/

Drums Not Guns – A non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting peace through the power of percussion. http://www.drumsnotguns.org/

Cancer Support Community of North Texas – Non-profit community offering workshops & programs. Michael Kenny leads a free HealthRHYTHMS® empowerment drumming circle every 4th Monday of the month. http://www.cancersupporttexas.org/

Earth Rhythms – Non-profit organization that brings the people of North Texas together through seasonal celebrations and other events that elevate the human spirit. http://www.earthrhythms.org

The Samarya Center – Seattle-based community that fosters individual growth as a means to global transformation. http://samaryacenter.org/

Cedarsong Nature School – Cedarsong Nature School’s mission is to provide opportunities for direct experience with nature. Our goal is to increase awareness of and connection to the natural world in order to foster compassion and empathy for the earth and all its inhabitants. http://www.cedarsongnatureschool.org/

Young Audiences of North Texas – Young Audiences of North Texas provides life development programs to children. http://www.yanorthtexas.org/

Percussionists

Happy Shel
Memorial page of Happy Shel
http://www.happydrums.com/

Kobushi
Dallas-based Taiko drumming ensemble
http://www.kobushi.com/

Jacky Craissac
Brilliant percussionist and teacher
http://www.jacky-craissac.com/

Jamal Mohamed
World music percussionist and doumbek player. Includes a biography, discography and reviews. http://www.jamalmohamed.com

Moussa Diabate – Master dance and drumming teacher. Djely Moussa Diabate is a Griot from the great lineage of the Diabate Family of Guinea,West Africa. http://www.moussadiabate.com

Percussion Instrument Suppliers

Lone Star Percussion
Dallas area provider of percussion instruments
http://www.lonestarpercussion.com/

Remo
The world’s leading drum company.
http://www.remo.com/

Wellness Centers

Dallas Meditation Center
The first interfaith meditation center of North Texas.
http://www.dallasmeditationcenter.com/

Park Cities Yoga
Awaken the body and mind, liberate the royalty within you.
http://www.parkcitiesyoga.com/

Remedy Spa
An oasis in the middle of Dallas, where you can leave the hustle and bustle of city life and nurture your mind, body, and soul.
http://remedyspadallas.com

TaKeTiNa

TaKeTiNa Institute
TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process education and research institute
http://www.taketina.com/

Village Heartbeat
Offers TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process workshops in the Seattle and Pacific Northwest area.
http://www.villageheartbeat.com/

Peace is the way!