We had a wonderful time at our Celebrate Summer Drum Circle last night, and I was able to share the music therapy story with 14 new people (and about 10 who have already heard it!). Gallery360 is a beautiful venue for music making, in the heart of downtown Vancouver near Divine Consign and the old Spanky's location. The gallery's walls were covered with jewelry, textiles, glasswork, photography and paintings and showed evidence of children's camps which have been going on all summer.
The drum circle was attended by a variety of people from ages 10 to 62. Several brought their own drums and my music therapy friend Karla and art friend Pat brought several of their own to share. We drummed, sang, played tone chimes (one person said she expected fairies to flutter around us when she heard their lovely sound) and even danced, which I hadn't expected. Pictures from the drum circle will be on my website soon.
Next drum circle September 20, 5:30 at Gallery360.