Nellie Hill, Playful Spirit Adventures, is a Remo endorsed professional Drum Circle Facilitator and certified Life Coach. She earned her MA in Music Education from the University of Maryland, with post-graduate studies at Duquesne and Villanova. Her extensive facilitator training includes VMC certification, DCFG accreditation, and HealthRhythms. She served many years as a teaching assistant for Will Schmid for his World Music Drumming Workshop. Nellie also spends much of her time doing school residencies and community events spreading the value of facilitation and improvisation in the music curriculum.
She is the co-author, along with Arthur Hull, of the Drum Circle Facilitators Handbook, which is now published in five languages.
Retired from teaching music in Howard County, Maryland, Nellie Hill now serves as the Executive Director of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG).