Online seminars by top instructors from all over the world!
Online Banzai !!
Anyone from beginners to experienced people can participate.
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both live participation and archive participation
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The theme of online Banzai!! is "Let's bring out the potential of human beings".
Based on this theme, which is also a subtitle of "Drum Circle Spirit" by Arthur Hull, VMC certified trainers and VMC global members will teach their own skills and theories. The instructors will be 12 people from 7 countries: USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Australia, India and Japan. And six one-day trainers aiming for VMC Global Japan certification will facilitate the final session.
Interpreters are provided for non-Japanese courses.
VMC Global Members will be the instructors
Saturday, July 3, 1:00 pm (Japan time)
Online drum call
Online Drum Call
Let's try the rhythm ensemble online!
VMC Global ™ Certified Trainer
Lives in Los Angeles, USA
John Fitzgerald has worked for Remo for 23 years. As early as 1988, I am on a journey to facilitate drum circles in Japan. From that time on, he has known Japan's wonderful community of facilitators. Supporting the growing community of Japanese facilitators is incorporated as part of John's current work at Remo.
John Fitzgerald is a percussionist, organizing coach and workshop facilitator. As a certified VMCG trainer, he has been energizing and guiding rhythms in more than 12 countries for over 20 years. While his session is full of self-expression, good life and festivals, it deeply connects the participants' essential wisdom and soul.
During his 23 years as a manager of Remo's fun music activities, John has devoted himself to using rhythm for the good of the world and has educated him in that way. In addition to serving as a drum circle facilitator, he has trained facilitators and talked to people around the world about the educational benefits of using drums.
After graduating from the California Arts Institute (BFA1979) and completing Newfield Network Coaching Training (2004), John received coaching training at the Stridge Institute and earned a BeAbobe Ledership. John has, of course, completed a rhythm facilitation course, including VMC, HealthRhythms Rhytm2Recovery, Beat the Odds. John is a member of the International Coach Association, the Percussion Art Association, and the Drum Circle Facilitator Guild.
Drum call is one of the most important parts of a drum circle.
Everyone gathered here is connected by rhythm, and welcome to the upcoming event! I express that feeling.
Participants are kindly requested to bring their favorite musical instruments such as drums and percussion, or their favorite items such as cardboard boxes, books, pens and toys in front of the ZOOM camera. Anything that makes a sound is fine. You can also use your own body.
here we go! Let's learn while enjoying "Hurray Online !!" on the first weekend of July 3rd year of Reiwa! !!
Saturday, July 3, 2:00 pm (Japan time)
Rising to the times: Facilitating the potential of human spirit and potential
Rising to the Times: Facilitating the Elevation of Human Spirit & Potential
< Keynote ＞
Director of VMC Global Japan
VMC Global ™ Certified Trainer
Lives in Seattle, USA
Jim Bonow, as Arthur Hull's right-hand man, has contributed significantly to the systematization of VMC theory and is a supporter of VMC Global Certified Trainers. He is an organizational facilitator and internationally known as a corporate human resources development professional. The skills to effectively convey policies and build trust through dialogue are put to good use in the drum circles.
Jim is Vice President of Bluepoint Leadership Development and has been involved in human resources development at Microsoft, General Electric, Mayo Clinic, American Express, Salesforce and others. After that, he established the Rumble Group independently and is expanding his field of activity to the world.
In addition to looking to the world, he supports the immigrant community and various non-profit organizations in his hometown of Seattle. Connecting people and nurturing a community is an important lifework for him.
Jim is also a talented and passionate musician. We are involved in the leadership development of drum circle facilitators by fusing music and human resources development skills. He has been teaching with Arthur in the United States, Europe and Asia for over 20 years.
Towards the times: Facilitation that nurtures people's souls and possibilities
At the heart of being a DCF expert is the belief that rhythm can promote human potential. You can hear the human potential springing up through the groove on the drum circle. The potential of humans to create grooves is not limited to drum circles. The DCF creates the opportunity to challenge people, listen to beings much larger than themselves, and allow them the freedom to interact with themselves in new ways. Human potential goes beyond the groove. Entering 2021, we began to focus on the resurrection. Encouraging people to reach their potential beyond the groove has become more important than ever. Let's talk together how we can encourage people to come into contact with their potential.
Saturday, July 3rd, 3:10 pm (Japan time)
Voice and vibration
Voice and Vibration
<Nada Yoga (Voice Yoga)>
VMC Global ™ Certified Trainer
Lives in Bangalore, India
Vasundura Das (notation in the film industry is Vasundara Darth) Singer, composer, actress, drum circle facilitator
Multifaceted singer, songwriter, composer, actress, speaker and Vasundura Das are both drum circle facilitators and co-representatives of drum jams. Drum Jam was founded by Roberto Naran and Vasundra Das and is now one of the pioneering groups in the Indian drum circle movement. To date, we have provided approximately 500,000 people, both representatives from a wide range of disciplines, with the opportunity to experience music through collective drumming.
In addition to his extensive musician learning and experience, Vasundura studied drum circle facilitation with Arthur Hull, the founder of the global drum circle movement, and also studied Health Rhythms with Christine Stevens. I was surprised. During the period in which infection of the new corona virus spreads, in the name of VR drum jam online, open the session by online, and Facilitation.
The role of voice and vibration for physical and mental health
Nada yoga is also known as voice yoga. Vasundra came to the study that the source of all creation in the world was "sound." The source of the sound is vibration, and we think that the strongest tool for experiencing the vibration is our own voice, and while playing the Indian folk instrument Tanpura, with the voice in a state of mindfulness. I will give a lecture on vibration. Last time, I gave a lecture on 5 basic breathing methods using Nashika Mudra. The music therapist who attended her Nada Yoga highly evaluated it as useful for the basics of vocalization in the elderly. This time, we will have you watch the video of the previous lecture "Breathing" in advance and proceed to the vocalization method that matches the chakra.
When attending a live performance, please prepare a chair that allows you to sit in a good posture.
Saturday, July 3, 4:40 pm (Japan time)
Follow your bliss
Follow your Bliss!
<Let's talk with the song and the participants>
VMC Global Family
Lives in Tokyo
Professor and workshop facilitator of the Tokyo Institute of Technology Liberal Arts Research and Education Institute.
Born in Tokyo in 1957. Graduated from the University of Tokyo. When I was a student, I traveled alone to Asia and Latin America. Aiming to change from the buoyant world, I got a job at an advertising company and struggled from the sales position. After studying organizational development at the California Institute for Integrated Studies (CIIS), where he took leave and studied abroad, he woke up to a participatory learning style called a workshop. After returning to Japan, while working at a company, he practiced many workshops to reconnect people to people, people to nature, people to himself, people to society, and facilitation courses to create participatory places.
He retired early in 2012 and became a professor at Doshisha University, and has been involved in liberal arts education at Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2015. In 2013, he participated in a three-day basic training held in Nakajima, Ehime Prefecture, on the island of the Seto Inland Sea, and met Arthur Hull.
He is the main author of "Workshop", "Facilitation Revolution", "How to Create a Place to Learn" (Iwanami Shoten), "Everyone's Fun Training" (Shunjusha Publishing), and co-authored "Facilitation for Nursing" (Igaku-Shoin). Such.
Live & Dialogue
A session of singing and dialogue between participants. Original songs began to be born at the age of 57, and I am aiming to become a late-blooming singer-songwriter (laughs). As a faculty member of a national university of science and technology, he is in charge of classes such as communication theory as liberal arts (a technique to free people), and the use of songs is increasing.
Here, toward the overall theme of "drawing out the potential of human beings," I will introduce the song and background philosophy related to the title of my CD, "Let's keep up with my bliss," and all the participants raised the issue. Divide into breakout rooms so that small groups can talk. By repeating the live song and dialogue several times, I hope to deepen your "bliss" and what makes your body, mind, and soul really happy. I hope it will be a fun and deep place.
Saturday, July 3, 6:30 pm (Japan time)
Co- musication-the social power of music! ~
Co-musication --- The Social power of music!
<Let's talk about music to build relationships>
Dr. Jane Bentley
VMC Global ™ Certified Trainer
Lives in Glasgow, England
He is a drummer, facilitator, consultant and specialist in communicative music making for wellness.
He began studying as a student at VMC founder Arthur Hull in 1999 and is now known as an international drum circle facilitator. He was the first in the world to engage in research on drum circles and health and earned a Ph.D. In 2016, the BBC in the United Kingdom praised its efforts to build communities and promote health, calling it an "unknown hero." Recently, as an Atlantic Fellow, he has been with the Global Brain Health Institute for a year, researching music for a healthy brain.
Music is more than we hear. The experience of making music is a powerful tool for connecting and building relationships. Why does music have such power? Let's explore the reason together. We will also look at how to incorporate the skills learned into drum circle facilitation to create harmonious group energy.
Saturday, July 3, 8:10 pm (Japan time)
We are music!
We are Music !!
<Exercise (human beings are musical instruments themselves)>
VMC Global Family
Lives in Foligno, Umbria, Italy
A musician, educator, circular music facilitator, and REMO® certified global drum circle facilitator, he has been involved in body music and other forms of circular music since 2011. Teaching a group of teachers, actors, choirs, office workers, schools to mental health institutions, prisons to corporate training programs, performances to community and team building, all over Italy and abroad, 2017 In partnership with the University of Bologna, the artistic voicology course and the world's first circular called Circlesinging Educational, conceived by Professors Albert Hera and Francofossi. I am cooperating with a music course.
Every gesture, every movement, every vocal sound is the door to creating and shaping music and the key to unleashing our creativity. Clap, stepping, singing, dancing, all these actions help us live the moment, listen deeply to ourselves, build relationships, and explore the inner and outer world around us. An amazing tool.
This seminar will focus on our body, the basic learning tool for us to live and interact with this world. We pay special attention to creating platforms and ways to help foster freedom of creativity.
Through the activities of Circular Music, discovering how the coordination of the body, musicality, sense of rhythm, and expression of voice affect the development of one's own cognition, emotions, and communication, and being deeply involved in oneself. I can do it.
The goal of this session is to provide tools to improve the musicality of communication, that ability of newborns to communicate with their mother before using words, voice dance, sensorimotor and emotional interaction between humans. There is in. This can help us improve our self-awareness, help ourselves, and contribute to our personal and professional life.
Sunday, July 4, 9:00 am (Japan time)
Rebuilding community through rhythm
Rebuilding Community through Rhythm
Founder of VMC Global
Director of VMC Global Japan
Lives in Santa Cruz, USA
Arthur Hull is a pioneer in drum circle facilitators. We have traveled around the world to connect, support and shape our communities using music and rhythm. He is a talented percussionist, internationally known as an inspirational artist, a talented group facilitator and a motivational trainer.
Using his own theory, he has spread the grassroots movement of people of different cultures and backgrounds. Guided by Arthur's wit and humor, from corporate executives to children in harsh environments, small to thousands of groups, babies to the elderly, we share joy across cultural and language barriers.
He has taught more than 7,000 students at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. Celebrities such as Stevie Wonder, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg also participate in his drum circle. He has trained in the United States and around the world, and has been trained at many companies including Apple Computer, Microsoft, McDonald's, and The Wall Street Journal, and has been highly acclaimed. Its activities extend from Asia to Europe and are inherited by his successors.
Think Arthur Hull-Rebuilding the Community with Rhythm
While the situation of coronavirus infections has improved, it is clear that those who are clamoring for essential face-to-face connections, those who are tired of the online format, are rushing into our community like a tsunami.
As drum circle facilitators, we have the tools to meet people's needs.
Our main goal is to bring out the potential of human beings through rhythm, but for those who plan and manage rhythm events as a professional and as a business, building a community is the next step.
If you haven't started building a community as a drum circle facilitator, now is your chance.
If you already have a relationship that allows you to interact with the drum circle participants, it's time to rebuild it.
To reconnect with the lost community in a cave-like situation.
The session will discuss the elements, activities and concepts that Uncle Arthur can use to rebuild the community through rhythm.
July 4th (Sun) 10:00 am (Japan time)
1 or 2 Let's all play! A brain-based pathway that teaches children integrated rhythm, music, movement, and language
Brain Based Pathways To Learning For Children Integrating Rhythm, Music, Movement, and Language
VMC Global Family
Lives in Pennsylvania, USA
Mary E. Knish is the founder of Rhythmic Connections (www.rhythmicconnections.com), an innovative company that promotes education, health and creative development through drum circles and improvisational music. Mary is a state-of-the-art workshop facilitator specializing in early childhood education, a trainer and consultant who uses music as a means of personal and organizational change through creativity, leadership and nonverbal communication. She is: a professional musician as a recording artist and international writer. Mary, an international teacher / trainer for the Music for People organization, is also an Orff Schulwerk clinician and educational artist at the Pennsylvania Arts Council, NJ's Young Audience, and New York BOCES. She has an endorsement contract with Toca Drums and Rhythm Band Instruments. Mary travels to the United States, Europe and Asia, offering conference presentations, clinics, teacher training, performances and workshops.
Two instructors will show you a very attractive way to teach fun and easy-to-enter drumming and movements that are especially suitable for childhood and elementary school processes while using brain function. Combining rhythmic and motor activity can turn the chemistry of the brain into a positive shift and encourage children's comfort. In this session, you will learn a series of plans that mix games (play), rhythm, music and language. It aims to help young students develop their rhythmic skills, creativity and self-expression in an experiential environment.
Mary and Lulu have been creating music with children of all ages for over 50 years. Hoping to enlighten those who work for young children, reheat their own mysterious minds and creativity, and explore the wonderful world of music and movement, "1,2 We have built "Let's All Play" together.
VMC Global Family
Lives in Vancouver, Canada
He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia and a certificate of specialization in education and performing arts. As the founder of LuluJam and her Carl Orff music education, Montessori education and toddler music educator, she has been facilitating various music programs based in Vancouver for over 25 years. It also incorporates "evidence-based Health Rhythms protocol" and "Village Music Circles" and has an endorsement contract with REMO, the world's largest drum company.
With over 40 years of experience, Lulu is currently training recreational therapists, music therapists, and students involved in education and social welfare activities to facilitate music creation activities for special needs supporters. She co-published "1,2 Let's All Play (available at amazon.com)" with Mary Kunissi, introducing over 30 music and physical activities for all ages.
Sunday, July 4, 11:40 am (Japan time)
Windows of communication game
Windows of Communication Game
<Let's improve the skills to convey in words>
VMC Global Support Member
Director of VMC Global Japan
Lives in California, USA
Cameron Thamel is the world's hottest top drum circle facilitator. He is the only one who has trained under Arthur Hull for many years and can be called a true disciple. While supporting the VMC Global Certified Trainer, he has studied djembe in Africa and is also a professional percussionist.
Cameron attaches great importance to activities for children. With the support of the Santa Barbara Ball Foundation's educational program every year since 2001, we offer thousands of students in rhythmic leadership and support at public schools in the area. There are hundreds of schools across the United States that have been practiced so far.
His fans are all over the world. We have received many requests for drum circle facilitation practice and training, and we are also active in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Austria, Italy and Canada. Since 2017, we have been holding regular workshop programs on "Rhythm for Youth" in the United States and Canada.
He holds a master's degree in world percussion from the prestigious California Institute of the Arts. A fascinating figure who loves surfing and has studied history and world religions at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
A game developed as a program for advance training held in Omishima in 2019. Windows of Communication is a greeting that speaks to participants in a drum circle. We will explain the drum circle in a short time according to the intentions of the venue, the target audience, and the organizer.
One of the VMC theories says, "There is no mistake. There is only a moment of learning."
This time, let's cherish this spirit and enjoy learning online.
There is nothing to prepare.
Tomoko Tomtom Yokota
VMC certified trainer
VMC Global Japan CEO
Lives in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture
Tomoko Yokota is a pioneer of Japanese drum circle facilitators. He studied under Arthur Hull in 2004 and deepened his learning through his training. We actively connect with facilitators in each country and work together. We are devoting our energy to building a community that is physically and mentally healthy, sharing the joy of making music together, overcoming cultural and language barriers.
She was invited to the 1st Asian Rhythm Facilitator Conference in Malaysia to present a drum circle for prenatal and postnatal women. In 2016, at the 3rd conference, we introduced the original program "Oto no Scenic" that incorporates melody into the rhythm. In May 2018, at the Daily Dose of Music symposium held in Vancouver, Canada, a participatory improvisational session for the elderly was announced. We continue to convey the power of rhythm with the concept of healing the mind, regaining the courage to live, and connecting with people.
It creates a circle of rhythm that extends from kindergarten to university, and students and students with learning disabilities also participate in that circle. It has also been successful in the medical and welfare field for working mothers and their children, the elderly and pregnant women in long-term care facilities. As part of corporate employee training, we also hold drum circles for the purpose of reducing stress.
Tom Tom makes use of his experience as an electone player to naturally fuse melody and rhythm, expanding the circle of rhythm / music, which is a universal language.
Sunday, July 4, 2:00 pm (Japan time)
Drum circle game for social and emotional learning
Drum Circle Games for Social & Emotional Learning
VMC certified trainer
Lives in Melbourne, Australia
Social sciences, psychologists
Simon Faulknor is the founder of a program called "Rhythm 2 Recovery," which is evidence-based in the field of study and education. In 2003, he was also the developer of the award-winning DRUMBEAT Quest therapeutic computer game, which is currently used in schools in 12 countries.
Simon also provides group work counseling at schools, trauma centers, refugee centers, juvenile training schools and prisons.
In rhythm therapy, why not experience an interesting and fascinating "rhythm game" to deepen your learning about social and emotions with the leading expert Simon Faulknor.
Introducing the game from 50 game cards (Rhythm2Recovery Games Card Pack https://rhythm2recovery.com/products/) created by Simon himself.
The themes covered range from immersion, social learning, focus, emotional control, teamwork, and creativity. Games are a way to significantly reduce the resistance felt by the subject when taught directly and to safely engage them in learning. This workshop will surely provide many useful tools for your toolbox.
Sunday, July 4th, 4:10 pm (Japan time)
Let's talk about DC in the breakout room!
Let's Talk about DC in Breakout rooms
VMC Global Japan 1-day trainers
VMC Global Family
Tomoko Yonezawa (Hokkaido), Yoko Hayami (Tokyo), Yukari Matsumoto (Hokkaido)
Yutaka Takada (Hokkaido), Noriko Mihara (Tochigi), Junko Chiba (Miyagi)
VMC Global Japan trains VMC Global Japan certified one-day trainers. Once certified, you will be able to teach one-day experience programs and one-day seminars in Japanese.
I am planning to start activities from next term as a lecturer of the introductory seminar of DC facilitation in various parts of Japan regardless of the region.
In this session, we will talk about DC, the seminars we attended, and our daily worries in the breakout room. It's time to build up with everyone who participated as recipients this weekend. Guided by 6 facilitators.
General Facilitator: Tamio Nakano (I will be in charge of the course on July 3rd)