Austin Rhythm and Drum Services

At Austin Rhythm & Drum, Deborah's goal for each event is to create a tremendous  atmosphere that energizes and connect your friends, family members, group, and community members together with the sweet sounds of percussion and drumming.

Each custom interactive rhythm and drum circle program is uniquely designed to provide your group or community an unforgettable and tremendous experience in creating and playing music together with drums, percussions instruments, and body percussions. Deborah combines years of experience in drumming, performing, and facilitating to help your group have an unforgettable experience

Our Offerings

Austin Rhythm & Drum group programs are a powerful vehicle for connecting with others, while supporting personal empowerment, connectedness, and wellness. Take a minute to review our services and offerings below as you consider your own event. We look forward to drumming with you!

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Virtual Interactive Sessions

Virtual interactive rhythm and drum programs offer a great way to uplift, energize, and connect groups, teams, and organizations. These sessions allow your members to be fully engaged as they participate in interactive rhythmic activities no matter where they are. Whether you need a short, fun, creative energizer for an online meeting, a longer team building program, or a stress reduction session, we have great programs for you!

Austin Rhythm and Drum training event.

Celebrations & Themed Events

There is nothing like a rhythm and drum program to energize your next celebration, themed event, party or gathering.  Austin Rhythm & Drum will provide an opportunity for your organization, family, friends, and acquaintances to create recreational music together, and to have a unique and unforgettable music making experience. Your friends and family will be talking about your rhythm and drum party for months!  

Celebrations and themed programs can vary from energizing family friendly and intergenerational drum circles, to group and organizational gathering, to conference openers and energizers, and to more specific goal focused programs. The events are ideal for Conferences, Celebrations, Special parties (e.g. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Holidays, Weddings), Celebrations of Life, Social Gatherings, Schools and Colleges.  Additionally, they are ideal for Workshops, Fairs and Camps, Festivals, and Fundraisers.

Austin Rhythm & Drum also works with Bramaya West African Music & Dance to provide exciting African culturally focused programs. Please check out Bramaya at for details.

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Leadership & Team Building

Leadership and Team Building Rhythm and Drum programs provide interactive and experiential learning opportunities for companies and organization to strengthen teams, improve communications, deepen connections, inspire creativity, and strengthen diversity and inclusion efforts.

Austin Rhythm and Drum will consult with you to develop a tailored powerful program that is fun, uplifting, motivating, and inspiring to your employees.  At the end of your session your employees will be connected, energized, engaged, and prepared to take your organization to the next level!

These programs are ideal for company meetings, leadership development programs, staff-development trainings, conferences, and staff retreats.

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Wellness, Stress Reduction & Spirituality Events

Austin Rhythm & Drum offers Health and Wellness events focused on creating wellness, stress reduction, mindfulness, and spirituality. These programs are ideal for Group and Community wellness functions, Recovery and Rehab Programs, Outreach Programs, and Employee and Staff Wellness Programs.

Austin Rhythm & Drum also offers custom programs for “those who serve“, including Veterans, Police, Fire and Security personnel, and Healthcare providers. Deborah delivers these programs using Remo’s Health Rhythm Protocol, a scientifically researched and evidence based program.

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Hand Drumming Lessons

Deborah believes that hand drumming lessons can help individuals find their inner rhythm, and empower them to play with everyone in a rhythm and drum circle.  For those who want to learn and improve their hand drumming abilities, she provides private beginner and beyond beginner djembe drumming instructions for individuals and small groups in her home drum studio or in your home in the Austin area.

Our Basic Event Package

Austin Rhythm & Drum offers diverse custom programs of varying durations as stand-alone events, on-going events, or as a part of workshops, meetings, retreats and festival. We suggest program durations of 30 - 90 minutes. The Basic Package includes:

  • Planning and Preparation – Deborah will chat with you to understand your vision for your drum and rhythm event.  Once you all agree to work together she will develop a custom program, and work with you to ensure it meets your needs. 
  • Your Rhythm & Drum Event – Austin Rhythm & Drum will arrive early to set-up your event. We will then deliver an exciting program focused on your guests using dynamic facilitation skills. There will be nothing but smiles and laughter as the program concludes!
  • Virtual Sessions - Austin Rhythm and Drum delivers high quality virtual program using a variety of platforms, including Zoom, Join-me, Facebook Live, and other platforms and livestreaming tools. Participants will be invited to use body percussion, found instruments, and any personal percussion instruments during the interactive.  We will coordinate the details of the session with your organization to ensure a smooth problem free delivery.
  • Instrument, Equipment and Logistics – We are equipped with enough drums, percussion instruments, and boom-whackers to support small to medium sized groups.  If you are planning a large event, please contact us so we can discuss possibilities.

Our affordable rhythm and drum programs are ideal for groups of varying size, duration, and complexity. We will also be offering health, wellness, stress-reduction, and spirituality events and workshops as public events in the Austin area. These events will feature Remo's Health Rhythms protocol. Stay tuned for periodic announcements of these offerings.

Ready to get started?

Contact us today to start planning your drum event.