In April 2016 Alex Miles came to the school I was working in. A lovely chap, Alex works with Kaya Drums. He ran a drum circle for each class in the school. Watching the children’s faces as he guided them through songs and making rhythms with the drums was a joy to behold.
Being the shy person I am (not really) I told him I wanted to do what he does! He suggested I get myself on a course with the world-renowned Arthur Hull of Village Music Circles which after some research, I did. I booked myself on the six-day intensive drum circle facilitators course to be held in Wiston in Scotland in the Autumn.
During the summer of 2016, I spent some Saturdays with Alex in Wiltshire where he runs drum circles for young people with learning disabilities. I really believed I had found my niche. I love the joy that the participants experience as they make enjoyable rhythms and feel the freedom that drum circles gives them.