The Drumming Circle began with percussionist Michael Wingfield’s residency in 2007 and now meets bi-weekly under the leadership of a local musician. Grant support provided funding for the purchase of conga drums, djembes, tubanos, buffalo drums, shakers, and other percussion instruments. Bi-weekly drumming circles are open to all students, patients, staff and family members and include drumming technique instruction, group and individual drum patterns, singing, dancing and song writing. Participants experience a variety of instruments, rhythm, sound and songs that engage each individual on their own level creating a successful unified musical experience. Most recently we have added the AUMI (Adaptive Use Musical Instruments) software program to our collection of instruments for those with very limited movement.
Today, the CM Drumming Circle meets bi weekly under the leadership of New Hampshire musician, Lynn Reimer, HPMT, MT-BC. Lynn has been a music therapist for over 12 years working with children and adolescents with disabilities, mental illness and designing music programs for those in assisted living facilities.
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