Katy Gaughan is a drummer and drum circle facilitator whose mission is to bring people together to experience the positive vibrations of the drum. Through her organization Drumming for Wellness, Katy facilitates group drumming experiences for wellness, community building and celebration.
Katy has been leading drum circles in the Washington, DC area for the past 15 years, most notably the Washington National Cathedral drum circle that went viral was seen by 400,000 people. Katy provides drum circles for schools, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, churches, non-profit organizations, birthday parties, team-building events, community festivals and celebrations and works with kids, adults, seniors, and special needs populations. She has also learned how to provide drum circles virtually on Zoom!
Katy also leads weekend and day-long retreats that incorporate wellness, rhythm, drumming, spirituality and nature.
Katy was trained by Arthur Hull and is now a certified global drum circle facilitator trainer with Village Music Circles. Katy is also a graduate of Remo Health Rhythms and Rhythm to Recovery Trainings and is a member of the Drum Circle Facilitator’s Guild.