drum circles in Melbourne

Community Drumming & Events

Building community through making-music

Positive Music interactive community drumming events are fun and inclusive rhythm-based activity for bringing people together in the spirit of play.

Our drumming circle events centres around friendship, fun, self-expression, positive communication and going beyond differences.

Top 3 benefits of Positive Music community drumming

  1. Group drumming is fun, rewarding and a great way to connect with others – plus you’re playing a musical instrument from the word go!
  2. Making-music is a social activity, when you play drums and percussion in a supportive environment with our experienced rhythm facilitator, you’ll feel a sense of belonging and have lots of fun!
  3. Our community drumming events are a great stress reliever. After a drumming circle, you’ll feel relaxed yet energised and always leave with a smile on your face.

Our community drumming workshops in Melbourne

Whether you are:community drumming positive music

  • organising a festival
  • hosting a charity event
  • working with refugees or asylum seekers
  • looking for ways to engage older adults
  • inviting some of your friends together for a fun afternoon

Our community drum circles

We offer inclusive community drum circles to suit all levels, from beginners to advanced. Check out the details here.

Positive Music community drumming packages for your program or event

Your event is unique, and we can cater to your specific requirements with our tailored music-making community drumming packages including:

  • one-off circle (40-60 minute)
  • a series of circles (20-40 minute)
  • on-going circles (45-60 minute)

Want to see our community rhythm-events in action?

This video shows participants having fun, connecting, creating and expressing their rhythmical spirit.

What they’re saying about our community drum circle events

“Peta Minter of Positive Music recently facilitated a drum circle for our participants at the Gawler Cancer Foundation. She presented her workshop as part of the Mindfulness Music Weekend Meditation Retreat . Within an hour she had engaged every member of the group in creating simple and complex rhythm patterns using a large array of percussion instruments.

Her positive and sensitive nature with the participant, and her obvious knowledge of holding a group, encouraged every member to feel included in these fun filled activities.
She built confidence in members of the drum circle, regardless of their previous musical experience, including participants with mobility issues. Everyone felt included and empowered and the whole workshop was well received with joy and laughter.

I would highly recommend Positive Music for any group building workshop, seminar or retreat and found Peta to be a delight to work with as a co-facilitator.” Michael Johnson, Music and Mindfulness coordinator at the Gawler Cancer Foundation and Delmont Hospital. Resident Harpist and composer, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

“Fun, laughter, smiles but most of all rhythm and connections.” Dee Taueki, drum circle, Berwick

“A great sense of fun and light-heartedness and a connection to an innate beat.” Deb Evens, drum circle, Berwick

“Creating music is a beautiful way to relax and unite with others…very much enjoyed the session.” Andrea, drumming meditation workshop, Narre Warren

“I loved being able to let go and without any judgement.” Pete Robbins, drum circle Berwick

“Positive energy, confidence and happiness. Loved the fun and jamming! Thank you!” Melinda Shine, drum  circle Berwick

“Peta’s drumming circles provided a relaxed, welcoming environment that fostered the engagement of all. Time stood still as participants grew in confidence over the sessions and learned to understand the music in both the beat and silence. A truly moving experience.” Beth Fogarty, Program Manager, Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria, drum circle Warragul

“It was fantastic to see how the drumming brought together the community, adults and children alike had the time of their life. Thanks Peta for creating a fantastic experience for our City.” Anne Henshall, City of Greater Bendigo

“Peta’s incredible facilitation experience gave people permission to let go, have fun, connect with others and take part in these primal activities of music, dance and song. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peta to anyone…in fact I already have!” Holly DeMaria, Cardinia Shire Council, community drum circles, Emerald

“ Excellent, Peta really knows how to manage and support a drum circle. Look forward to the next one.” Drum circle Lynbrook

“ I was welcomed with warm smiles & a hug! It was a great experience, I can’t wait for next time!” Drum circle Cranbourne

Frequently asked questions about community drumming for events

What do we need to do to prepare for a festival, event or celebration?

When you book your rhythm-based event, we will send you information on preparing for your drum event.

In the meantime, please read these Positive Music setup tips.

Do you travel outside of Melbourne?

Yes, we travel throughout Victoria and Tasmania. Please contact us for details.

Do we need chairs for the participants?

We recommend that the participants be seated, preferably in chairs without arm rests. (Armchairs can restrict the drum playing.)

Do you supply all the drums and other percussion instruments?

Yes, we have a wonderful range of top quality vibrant drums and percussion instruments for participants to play.

How much does a drum circle for a festival or event cost?

The cost of a drum circle depends on a number of factors, including the following:

  • How many drums and percussion instruments are needed
  • Duration of rhythm-event
  • How many facilitators/drummers we provide
  • Travel time, set-up/pack-up time and duration of drumming event

Please contact us for details.

For bookings or more information

If you’d like more information or you would like to book an interactive community drumming workshop for your group, organisation, or event, please contact us.

Sound Meditation & Wellness Programs

See how Positive Music’s relaxing and meditative sound bath can reduce stress and tension. Empower teams and inspire active listening with our staff wellbeing programs or experience a sense of tranquillity with Peta’s meditation music.