‘Life Alive – Drum Circle’ will celebrate expressing Spirit through the human body with the Universal language that is music and movement. We will open and close the drum circle with a guided meditation which will include sage, unison drumming, and toning to center and align our energies. In between will be a freestyle drum circle. Anyone can start a rhythm, the group will improvise around that rhythm until it naturally concludes, and then a new rhythm can arise. All skill levels are welcome, this drum circle is open to total beginners and experienced drummers alike. It is also not just open to drummers! Dancers! During the freestyle portion, being conscious of the space you are in and those around you, feel free to get up and move! Shake, dance, stretch, flow… feel free to move to the rhythm and express through your movement.
The first ‘Life Alive’ will be held on 1/26/24 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Please arrive a little before 7:00 if possible to get settled in for our opening meditation.’Life Alive’ will continue to be held after January on the fourth Friday of each month.
There will be a limited number of drums and percussion items available for borrowing at the circle, but if you have an instrument, please bring yours. There will not be enough for everyone who attends to borrow something.
with Registration: $15
Walkins: $25 if NOT sold out.
About Your Facilitator:
Jason A. Karol needs music just as much as food and water. Okay, maybe not just as much but, music has been a prominent part of Jason’s path since day one. Jason’s father is a musician, guitar is his main instrument, and he instilled a love of music in Jason right out of the gate. Through private lessons and school growing up, plus a healthy dose of trial and error self-teaching (then and now), Jason has become proficient in a wide range of musical instruments, disciplines, and styles. Jason loves sharing his passion for music and wants to encourage and inspire people to expand their love of music through his creation and facilitation.
Jason has taught drum lessons for over 15 years. He taught for 8 years at the Holliston School for the Performing Arts in Holliston, MA. He worked as a Senior Store Associate and Lesson Program Coordinator at the Music & Arts store in Newton Centre, MA for 4 years. He currently teaches private lessons in students’ homes. Part of different projects over the years, he currently performs as part of Drum Nomads, Electric Nomads, 52:db, and he created/facilitates the ‘Divine Design – Ecstatic Dance & Sound Bath’ event series at the Common Street Spiritual Center in Natick, MA. He assists the wonderful DJ Tara Ma with putting on her recurring ecstatic dance event in Lincoln, RI. He also has a passion for and experience with audio/video recording, engineering, editing, and production as well as musical instrument construction, maintenance, and modification.
In addition to music, some of Jason’s interests are: connecting with people and listening to their stories, philosophical conversations, learning about existence/the cosmos/The Universe, film, writing (fiction/non-fiction/poetry), hiking/biking/kayaking, yoga/Tai Chi, various and ever-evolving spiritual practices/disciplines (ask if you want to know more), acting in theater productions… oh yes, and most importantly, endeavouring to give cats the best ear massages ever! Jason would like to thank his cat companion Morgan for all the practice over the years.