Deborah Peyton is the Owner and Lead Facilitator of Austin Rhythm & Drum


Deborah Peyton

I heard the call of West African drumming nine years ago, after retiring as an Army Officer and spending years in corporate sales and business development.  From that point on, my life has been transformed by the hand drumming instrument called “the djembe”. 

My experience with the power of this instrument along with the connectivity created by group music making and drumming inspire my love and passion for drumming and facilitating. Now I drum at community drum circles, perform with local groups, and facilitate programs for groups, communities, organizations, and companies.

My mission for Austin Rhythm & Drum is to serve the community by sharing and creating uplifting and welcoming rhythm and drum circles and programs. My wish is that each individual and group will have their own transformational experience! 

Trained & Experienced Facilitator

Deborah’s rhythm and drum facilitation training has been under the guidance of Jim Donavan, Bill Scheidt, Remo HealthRhythms with Frank Thompson, and Arthur Hull. She is also a graduate of a residential, one-year, West African Drum Instructor Training Program. Deborah is also a Lead Facilitator for Sewa Beats, facilitating corporate and organizational programs throughout the U.S. and abroad.