Let the joyful rhythms of the drum tune up your mind, body and spirit! Katy Gaughan offers drum circles for wellness, community building and celebration.


Tune in and Tune up your body, mind and spirit with drumming, breathwork, movement and guided relaxation
  • Free Session Saturday, February 18 at The Electric Maid, 12pm
  • 4 week series starts Saturday March 4 and runs March 4, 11, 18, 25, 12-1:30pm at The Electric Maid
  • Each week will focus on a different theme related to rhythm and wellness.
  • Sign up for all 4 sessions and get a discount!
  • Pre-registration strongly encouraged.
  • Email Katy for more info.


January 11Wednesday Night Drum Jams at the Electric Maid, 268 Carroll Ave. NW, WDC, 7-9:30pm
January 21Women’s March.  March with the drummers of the Rhythm Worker’s Union.  Contact Katy for more info.
February 15 – Seeing Deeper Community Drum Circle at the Washington National Cathedral, “Drumming the Heartbeat of God.”




Music is a gift. As a drummer, I feel the healing power of music through vibration, rhythm, drumming and community music making.   Drumming connects us to our inner rhythms, to each other, and to the wider circle of community.  It transforms us through its expression … and celebrates our joy.  That, to me, is a healing experience.

Wellness Rhythm Circles Flyer

Katy Gaughan is a hand percussionist and drum circle facilitator in the Washington, DC area. Wellness Rhythm Circles is her newest offering.  She leads the Wednesday Night Drum Jams and the Summer Drum Jams in Takoma Park, and is one a founder and director of the Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival She also performs with the bands Djesben and the Bele Bele Women’s Collective.

If you are looking for a drum circle for your special event, a prayerful drum workshop, a teambuilding with drums, drumming for your health and wellness retreat, I am happy to be of service.  Please contact me and let’s talk!


Washington Post write up of the National Cathedral Drum Circle, Feb 2016

The Family Drum Circles at Hands on Drums in Dec 2015 was featured in the blog CultureVultureMama.

Katy was profiled in the April 2011 issue of the Takoma Voice.  Click here to read it!

Katy was given a wonderful testimonial in the July issue of Greenbelt’s newsletter, July 2010.  See it here, page 2, “Drumming Neglected” by Trevor Siegel

Katy wrote about her experience leading a women’s retreat in Ohio that was published in the Shalem News, Fall 2008. To read that article, click here.

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