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Family Drum Circle

  • Mountain View Wellness LLC 4193 Whitney Avenue Hamden, CT, 06518 United States (map)

Join us for Mountain View’s first Family Drum Circle!

Photo by  Stephen Niemeier  from  Pexels

Photo by Stephen Niemeier from Pexels

Did you know that drumming can:

  • Boost the immune system

  • Reduce stress

  • Reduce blood pressure/stress/anxiety

  • improve depression, anxiety and social resilience

  • Increase brain white matter & executive cognitive function

  • Reduce pain

  • Reduce the symptoms of PTSD

  • Reduce adverse effects of Alzheimer’s Disease


    Mark can provide you with a drum or you can feel free to bring your own drum, too!

To learn more about drumming, the benefits of drumming, and Mark Zarillo, go to Mark’s website

This event will be led by Mark Zarillo.

Mark Zarrillo is a versatile drummer, percussionist, drum circle leader and sound therapy practitioner. He holds an M.A. in Humanities from SUNY at Buffalo, has traveled to Guinea for a drumming and culture intensive, and is a trained HealthRHYTHMS® facilitator. Mark draws upon his rich knowledge of West African music and culture, as well as over forty years of drumming wisdom, when creating community and helping others express their own individual rhythmic spirit.

Mark’s most influential teachers include: George Dragone, Howard Zwickler, Charles Keil, Michael Markus, Aly Tachöl Camara, Yamoussa Camara and Alisco Diabate. Mark’s diverse performance experience includes: theatre productions, hard core punk, various rock bands, jazz standards in small groups and large orchestras, percussion ensembles, a traditional West African troupe, worship services and kirtan.

Mark has been organizing rhythm-centric events throughout Connecticut since 2005.

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