Interactive Rhythm & Drum Circles
Programs tailored to your group’s needs, themes, timing, and goals.
Dave will work with you to create a program for optimum flow and outcome. Please contact him to discuss how we can best serve you and your group.
Team and Community Building
Work Groups, Retreats, Trainings, Conferences, Company Picnics, etc
Rhythm-based programs offer unique opportunities for co-workers, groups, and teams to play and relieve stress, build teamwork skills, and stimulate creativity.
Uniting in rhythm and music is a direct and meaningful opportunity to practice and work with team and community building skills.
We lead activities to unite groups using a variety of easy to use percussion instruments, small break out groups to explore creativity, sharing of rhythmic creations with the larger group and periods of reflection to share learning’s and insights.
These experiences offer numerous impacts:
• Break down barriers and Open communication channels
• Create trusting relationships
• Stimulate creativity
• Inspire deeper listening and respect for diversity
• Share in success
• Celebrate the group’s potential
Shorter Programs: Ice Breakers, Openings and Closings
We can provide fun and energizing shorter programs during your conference, or meeting to create focus and renewed energy. We guide participants in simple rhythm activities using easy to use percussion instruments that stimulate joy, connection, enthusiasm and emphasis on your theme. Great fun at company picnics too.
Health and Wellness
Common Pulse Health and Wellness programs are guided by evidence-based protocols such as REMO’s Health Rhythms, TaKeTiNa, years of experience and feedback, and a passion for creating joy and well being for participants.
The main focus is on empowering individuals through the joy of sharing in musical play, nurturing social support, and creative musical expression.
Benefits include stress reduction, intellectual stimulation, and renewed joy in life.
We provide instruments that are comfortable and easy to play and Dave often combines singing with the ukulele, a favorite of many groups.
Youth and Education
Because most youth love playing drums and percussion, rhythm programs are a great opportunity for them to engage in a communal activity, which nurtures respect, cooperation, creativity, listening skills and focus.
Through rhythm games, improvised play and learning cultural rhythms, youth get an opportunity for movement and creative expression to help them find and honor their voice in this world.
Dave can provide appropriate programs for all ages.
Dave also uses REMO’s evidence-based Health Rhythms Adolescent Protocol as an additional tool for fostering the development of self control, self-esteem, respect, empathy and tolerance for others.
Dave loves working with Musical Groups at Schools, Universities, Retreats and Camps to provide a unique opportunity to strengthen rhythmical connections both individually and as a group through improvised play using percussion, exploring cultural rhythms such as Brazilian Samba, and helping musicians to really feel rhythm by working and playing with basic elements using voice, hands and feet.
Rhythm Meditations for Body, Mind and Spirit
Rhythm, as both modern science and ancient wisdom agree, lies at the core of everything we encounter in life. Therefore, it can serve as a powerful guide for deeper focus and connection in our complex and often busy lives.
Common Pulse facilitator Dave Chiller leads groups and individuals in dynamic and deep movement rhythm mediation programs using the TaKeTiNa process and other body-centered practices. The goals of these sessions include:
• Enhanced awareness and presence for finding a balanced and healthy life
• Greater acceptance and flexibility with life’s flow
• Increased ability to be simultaneously focused and relaxed in a complex world
Please see the TaKeTiNa page for more information on this process.