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3 Day Basic DCF Training Michaelstein/Germany

August 25, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - August 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CEST



THE PLAYSHOP (it’s play not work )

In these three days you’ll have more than 18 hours of learning how to plan, start and facilitate a Drum Circle. Helga Reihl and Ben Flohr will share their knowledge, experience and joy in making community recreational music.

No musical knowledge presumed, no drumming skills needed. You work with groups of peoples or you want to do this in the future? Teacher, musician, therapist, working with elderly people or simply someone who has fun in making spontaneous music with other people? This is the right address for you

The Playshop is also open for international guests. Depending on the participants, we speak English and/or German. So you don’t need to be afraid of a language barrier. The workshop material is also available in German and English.

Additionally you meet lots of kindred spirits, experienced DC facilitators as well as beginners. After playshop we can hang out, talk, drum…

Instruments provided. If you’d like to bring your favorite drum you’re welcome.

Time and again a unique and great experience. And this year supported from the picturesque flair of the monastery Michaelstein.


Numbers and Facts

Time range: Friday, August 25, 2023, start 4 pm
until Sunday,
August 27, 2023, end approx. 5 pm

Location: Musikakademie Kloster Michaelstein, Michaelstein 15, 38889 D-Blankenburg
For GPS: Michaelstein 4, 38889 D-Blankenburg

Fee: € 429,- (Early Bird if registred until April 30, 2023, limited availability)
€ 479,- regular fee
Fee includes 18+ hours of training, double bedroom from Friday to Sunday, snack, coffee, tea, water, board (from Friday dinner until Sunday lunch), workshop materials, use of instruments.

Lodging Double bedrooms.
If you want to share your room with someone special we will try to take that into account. Just tell us. We can’t give any guarantees but we do our best.

ADD. OPTIONS: 1. You can deselect the lodging and rent a room somewhere on your own. This would cause an extra discount of 15% on your actual fee. This does not affect the meals.

2. If available you can upgrade to single room for an extra payment of € 62,-
The upgrade is NOT discountable.


Discount: 10% disount for members of DmtG, BMU, DCFG and Percussion Creativ.

Registration You can register on our website www.gewadrumcircles.com/en/events
or directly via email to

Helga Reihl and Ben Flohr are musicians and drum circle facilitators themselves with many years of practical experience.

Helga Reihl is well known in the DC scene for her critical and far-sighted work on various aspects of drum circle facilitation. In addition to her in-depth experience in the Drum Circle, not least her studies in social work, her many years of work as a counsellor and her empathetic, calm manner make her the heart of the trainer team.

Ben Flohr is part of the international VMC Global trainer team. With his past as a professional drummer and his DC experience in pretty much every context imaginable, he is responsible for the technical, loud and energetic in this duo.

Within three days of intensive training (18+ hours playshop time) the participants learn everything about facilitating drum circles and how to adapt these skills to their needs and situation.

Contents inter alia

  • Basic tools and techniques of drum circle facilitation
  • Application and sequencing
  • History and background
  • Philosophical foundations of the VMC facilitation method
  • Professionalisation
  • Practice, practice, practice


Benjamin Flohr
+49 151 / 422 400 57
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Kloster Michaelstein, D-Blankenburg/Harz
Michaelstein 4
Blankenburg, Lower Saxony 38889 Germany
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