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Welcome to Drum With Us!

Hi I am Ray, I am the founder of Drum with Us and I facilitate drum and rhythm workshops throughout the UK for a wide spectrum of audiences. I bring my skills as a teacher, facilitator, experienced drummer and Humanistic Counsellor to all areas of my work from Schools through to Mental Health, Nuero-Diverse audiences, at risk populations and a variety of other groups and organisations. I have also spent 25 years in the public sector working around the world (Africa, Carribean, Middle East and Europe ) and able to bring my learning and skills to your session.

I have many years experience working with people with additional needs throughout the UK including regular sessions working with such groups as MENCAP, Disability Challengers, HALOW,  See-Ability, The Grange at Bookham, Treloars School and College, Queen Elizabeth Foundation and Crossroads respite provision. I have also brought drumming into other organisations such as Princesss Alice Trust, Sam Beare and Woking Hospice and Phylis Tuckwell for personal expression and exploration and also just for fun. 

I am also a Rhythm2Recovery trainer and practitioner and lead programmes in schools, clubs and with specific populations to address emotional and social development, bullying, violence prevention, healthy relationships and addiction early intervention.  I am also able to train you or your staff to help deliver these programmes.

 

Drumming

Scroll through the different types of drumming we provide, or click any of these links for more information.

Corporate

Drumming

Drawing on 25 years of corporate experience to deliver focussed  messages or events or just to bring people together  to drum and have some fun

 

About Me

I am a humanistic counsellor, drummer and founder of Drumwithus and lead workshops throughout the UK. I am also a Rhythm2Recovery practitioner and trainer leading workshops and training events throughout the UK ( Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland ), Europe as well as in Australia and Tasmania. I am also a VMC certified drum circle facilitator.

 

My emphasis at all times is on fun, maximum participation and to offer a tailored experiential fun filled hands on rhythmical experience using drums, percussion and voice to create a collective rhythmical piece of work involving collaboration between all the participants.

 

I work extensively in leading schools, special needs groups, hospices, bereavement, mental health and counsellor groups using rhythm, specific developed protocols and my counselling skills to work with these audiences in group and personal exploration.

 

I am passionate about using the drum as a tool to not only teach, but also to explore ourselves and the environment we are in and to bring my skills to your classroom, the drum circle, counselling and corporate environment for group and personal growth.

 

Workshops and Public Events

29th June 2019 :        Free Closing Drum Circle

                                              - Cranleigh Village Day

 

20th July 2019 : Thames Ditton Beer Festival (Free Drum

                                      Circle ) 

7th August 2019 : Bicester Teddy Bears Picnic ( Free Drum

                                         Circle)

21st - 22nd September 2019 : R2R Training Nottingham.

                                                                     Forever Green, Mansfields.

5th October 2019 : Community Drum Circle, Craneigh arts                                                Centre.

7th October 2019 : Epsom Mental Health Week. Free Drum                                               Circle , 1230 hrs at  St Barnabas Church,                                                Epsom.

24th - 27th Oct 2019 : UK Facilitators Playshop.

                                                    - Wiston Lodge, Wiston, Scotland.

16th / 17th Nov 2019 : R2R Training Workshop

                                                        - Wiston Lodge, Wiston, Scotland.

7th / 8th December 2019  : R2R Training Worksop,                

                                                               Leatherhead, Surrey.

 

Rhythm to Recovery

I am a Rhythm2Recovery trainer and practitioner leading training workshops in the UK, Ireland and Europe and previously in Barcelona, Australia, Tasmania.

The Rhythm2Recovery model is an evidence based practice that combines experiential rhythmic music with cognitive reflection and draws upon a number of well documented therapeutic approaches, that deliver positive psychological and physiological outcomes. These include research on the benefits of participatory music, the vast documentation that supports cognitive behavioural therapy, and more recent studies showcasing the benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness.

I am able to provide and lead full workshops training / one day introductions to tailored workshops for specific groups.

No previous musical experience is required or needed all drums and percussion provided.

More can be found at  www.rhythm2recovery.com

Links to the evidence www.rhythm2recovery.com/evidence/

All R2R Products can be purchased direct from me at e : ray@drumwithus.com.

R2R products www.rhythm2recovery.com/products/

R2R UK and Ireland Workshop Dates

18th / 19th May : R2R Training Ireland, The Dore Healthy Lifestyle Training Centre
                                        Kilconrnan, Ireland, County Limerick, Ireland.

                                        Contact / Booking : www.rhythm2recovery.com

1st / 2nd June 2019 : R2R Training Workshop, Northern Ireland​​.

                                                The Ivanhoe Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

                                                 Contact / Booking : info@releasingrhythms.co.uk

21 / 22nd September 2019 : R2R  Midlands Training Workshop.

                                                               Forever Green, Mansfield, Notts NG21 0HJ.

                                                               Contact / Booking : ray@drumwithus.com

16th / 17th November 2019 : R2R Training Workshop.

                                                                     Wiston Lodge, Wiston, Scotland.

                                                                     Contact / Booking : info@tintomusicandarts.org

7th / 8th December 2019 : Southern England R2R Training Workshop.

                                                              The Grange, Rectory Lane, Bookham,Leatherhead.

                                                              Contact / Booking : ray@drumwithus.com

 

Contact Me

For questions about events and services I can proivde as well as availability please use the form below to contact me.