Pau Gimeno

My first connection with drumcircles was on my final essay about the subject of music pedagogy when I was finishing my degree in the Superior Conservatoire of Barcelona in Classical Percussion. The subject of this essay was the approach of Arthur Hull to the concepts and techniques of Drum Circles mostly taken from his book “Drum Circle Spirit.”

At the final stage of my training as a Percussionist I became interested in Music Therapy and how music, and specifically Rhythm, is a contribution to the development of Human potential. After enrolling an MA in Music therapy my focus of practice population’s been persons that face severe psychiatric disorders. The use of Drum Cricles as a Technique has increased my interest because of Its social affordances and the fostering of positive emotions linked to the practice.

By now I’m working part time as a Music Therapist in mental health placements and Intensive Care Units. I try to be involved in as much facilitation opportunities available to me, running my own project Musica Circular BCN, I’m a Remo endorsed facilitator and working as a professor of percussion, as a professor of Instrumental ensembles in the faculty of Education of University of Barcelona and in the MA of music therapy. I’m working on my Phd dissertation on the subject of community music therapy and the recovery approach on Mental Health.

Location: Barcelona, Spain