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3-day Basic Drum Circle Facilitator Training

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - November 3 @ 5:00 pm CET



Welcome to our three-day Basic Facilitator Training at the academy for Norwegian Folk Music, beautifully situated in Voss, a picturesque mountain village in Norway. Your trainers, Lars Kolstad and Mikael Khei, bring a wealth of experience, both being internationally certified by VMC.

Our venue is renowned for its excellent acoustics, providing the perfect backdrop for our workshop. For location details, please visit: https://maps.app.goo.gl/xjZACeZihUGs69fv5.

Prepare for an inspiring, powerful, and transformative experience. Together, we’ll foster a supportive environment that encourages personal growth and stepping beyond comfort zones. This workshop is not just about mastering the art of facilitating rhythm-based events, such as drum circles, but also about enhancing life skills. Aligning body language, verbal communication, and intention is essential, not only for these events but for life itself. This alignment can propel your life forward, opening new doors and even breaking down barriers.

Our main goal is to equip you with the skills to facilitate rhythm-based events, ensuring you thoroughly enjoy the process. Central to the VMC teaching style is our straightforward feedback approach, focusing on “what works and what needs work.” This methodology fosters a supportive environment where mistakes are transformed into valuable learning opportunities. This aspect alone attracts facilitators of all levels to our workshops, eager for the chance to refine their skills in a very efficient setting. Participants, from novices to seasoned professionals, will engage in more than 20 hours of hands-on drumming, experimenting with facilitation techniques, and learning through trial and error until they find their stride. This immersive experience not only cultivates a strong sense of camaraderie and gratitude, but also actively drums up energy, making each session a dynamic and transformative journey. The collective effort in generating this vibrant energy underscores the unique strength of our training, creating a supportive and energetic atmosphere that is distinctive to VMC. Through our intense, hands-on drumming experience, we will find profound personal and group transformations, all within an environment brimming with enthusiasm, practical learning, and laughter.

This journey extends beyond drumming; the skills we develop are sought after in various realms, from corporate settings to personal circles and sports teams. Hence, our training attracts a broad spectrum of participants, including teachers, coaches, and change-makers, far beyond the drumming community.

Details for the upcoming sessions will be shared in due course. Lars and Mikael, with their extensive background in education and drumming, and over 20 years of experience with the VMC methodology, are dedicated to making this a memorable experience for all.

We warmly welcome you to three enriching days in the mountains of Norway.


Lars Kolstad and Mikael Khei
+47 913 83 623
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Ole Bull Akademiet
Strengjarhaugen 6
Voss, Norway
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