Therapeutic Drum Facilitator Training

Relationship & Resilience through Rhythm: ”

— August 24 - 26 2018

Led by Roger Duncan BA Psychology, TDF, DCF, DBF and Founder of The One World Drum Co.

What is Therapeutic Drum Facilitator Training

Therapeutic Drum Facilitator Training is a protocol developed by Roger Duncan (BA Psychology, TDF, DCF, DBF and Founder of The One World Drum Co.) designed to show you how to create and lead your own drum circles leveraging individual and group potential through synergetic relationships. Roger recognizes the therapeutic value of drumming, and how it increases capacity for relationships and resilience in children and adults alike with the creation of community, increase in self-expression and self-regulation, thus building capacity for a healthier more productive life. This foundation training is a flexible template that can adapt to different ages, skills, and outcomes. As well it can be tailored to fit the experience and skill level of the presenter. It draws on the same processes as language acquisition and is generative in nature just as language is and so can continue to challenge students as their skills evolve.

Hi Roger, I loved this course! I came back with so many skills, ideas and confidence! I've recommended it to so many others.”

— Trish Hobden - Music Teacher


  • An easy to follow step by step program
  • Basic drum technique
  • A language of leadership
  • Social drum circle games for all ages
  • Effective strategies to build the 4 "C's" - Confidence, Commitment, Collaboration and Cooperation



  • 3 days of intensive training
  • Training manual
  • Certification of Completion
  • Invite to private Facebook drum support group
  • Lunch & Snacks

We Offer...

  • Knowledgeable staff
  • Sales & service of all instruments
  • Drum packages to maximize investment
  • Team building and community events

Who should attend...

  • Music therapists
  • Music teachers
  • Drum circle facilitators
  • Addiction and recovery counselors
  • Camp counselors
  • Grief counselors
  • Geriatric services
  • Sexual abuse and domestic violence counselors
  • Alternative healers
  • People who work with disadvantaged youth
  • Social workers
  • Disaster relief workers
  • Church and spiritual group leaders
  • Elementary educators
  • Anyone looking to add non verbal therapies that supports traditional therapeutic modalities

Effective for people suffering...

  • PTSD
  • Social - Emotional Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Youth at Risk
  • Depression
  • Alzheimer
  • Addiction
  • Brain Injuries
  • Mental Illness
  • Chronic Stress
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Chronic Pain

About Roger Duncan

Roger Duncan  (BA Psychology, TDF, DCF, DBF and Founder of The One World Drum Co.)  is a teacher, professional facilitator, composer, author and father.  In 1993 he started The One World Drum Co. with Keri Rodger in Calgary, Alberta.  With over 25 years of teaching, leadership and performance experience Roger has brought drumming into the lives of thousands of people

Rogers’s direct experience in developing training programs for organizations such as Hull Services, Alberta Health Services and The Alberta Public and Private School Boards has given him insight into the complexities of providing a wide range of services to a diverse population. 

Roger teaches drumming to help children and adults alike with the creation of community, self expression, and a healthier more productive life.



Agust 24 - 26 2018

Location to be determined

Hosted in Calgary, Alberta


Friday  7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday  9:00am - 4:30pm

Lunch, morning and afternoon snacks will be catered.



Early Bird Pricing $495.00 (available until August 13)

$595.00 (Subject to availability)

Want to save money and train with your friends? Take advantage of special group discounts (space permitting.)
Group of 2 Discount 
- additional 5% off per person
Group of 3 Discount - additional 10% off per person
Group of 4 Discount - additional 15% per person

If you have taken a facilitator training at One World  in the past please call 403-217-6790 for discounted training costs.

Have a large organization? Find out how to schedule your own training here.

Fees are not processed immediately when submitting your registrations so if you do have any questions or comments please do write them in the comment section and we will be sure to get back to you immediately. 
All Fees will be processed by Keri Rodger.
 Cancellations received within 2 weeks of the commencement date will not be refunded although the registration can be transferred to another participant for the same workshop. No refunds are given for no-shows.  The One World Drum Co. is not responsible for expenses incurred by student if workshop/training is cancelled.