Participating in a drum circle provides an opportunity for stress relief and musical expression in a warm, welcoming community. Johnstown is fortunate to have a monthly drum circle at the Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center that’s been in existence for 10 years.
Drum circles are not drum lessons — the goal isn’t to become a better drummer, necessarily, or to prepare for a public performance. Instead, participating in the circle is an end unto itself. There is no audience, and you don’t have to have any musical training to take part in one. Continue reading