Monthly on Thursdays

Sessions begin at 4:00pm

Free of Charge

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HealthRhythms Group Drumming Sessions are drum circles that meet monthly on Thursdays in the Arizona Musicfest Community Room. Participants choose from a wide array of percussion instruments, and are invited to join facilitator Frank Thompson in improvising rhythms during the hour-long session. No experience required, rather sessions use the drums as a fun gateway activity to build community using recreational music making – simply put, making-music for joy, community and to let go of some stress. It’s for everyone, because anyone can drum!

Drums are provided, all you need to bring is enthusiasm!




Getting Here

Community Room at Arizona Musicfest

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA

Led By

Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson is a professional drum circle facilitator and educator. He is the founder of the AZ Rhythm
Connection (AZRC) and has been facilitating rhythm for over 25 years. Frank is very experienced
with using music for wellness, he is a National Trainer for Remo Drum Company teaching
HealthRHYTHMS to Health Professionals and Drum Circle Facilitators. He is also a Faculty
Associate at Arizona State University, teaching HealthRHYTHMS and drum circle facilitation to
Music Therapy Students.

Frank is a Teaching Artist at many Arizona musical arts and community based institutions. Including
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, the Musical Instrument Museum, Arizona Musicfest,
McDowell Mountain Music Festival, AARP of Arizona, Wellness Community of Arizona and
Ironwood Cancer Treatment Centers.