Request or Host

Request or Host a Facilitated Drum Circle  


In addition to growing our community “Joyful Rhythms” Drum Circles, I also offer drumming for wellness events for  your needs! Request a private drum circle event. Host a drum circle (public or private). One time or on-going!

      • Family / Friends / Co-workers
      • Special Occasions / Celebrations (Birthdays, Weddings, Reunions, etc)
      • Senior Communities / Senior Centers (Assisted Living, Memory Care)
      • Nonprofit Groups or Special Interest Groups
      • Corporate / Business 
      • Mental Health  / Hospitals

Join our drumming circles to experience the transformative power of rhythm and connection. Through joyful and creative expression, the vibrant rhythms and heartbeats of the drums ignite a sense of joy and camaraderie. Together, we create unforgettable moments filled with laughter and pure FUN!

The plus side is, it’s oh-so-GOOD for you!

Participating in a drumming circle promotes a wealth of therapeutic and holistic health benefits encompassing physical, cognitive, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of well-being.


I am thrilled to have been invited to offer drum circles for Creston Village Assisted Living and Memory Care in Paso Robles and for the “Go SeeFoundation” ~ and the list is growing as I begin to expand on this journey!

REFERENCE LETTER:  “By way of background, my name is Juliana “Julie” Tacker; I have been a Certified Activity Director in the State of California since 1988. I have had the pleasure of working with all types of individuals in assisted living, skilled nursing, and independent facilities over my long career. Currently, I am the Life Enrichment Director at Creston Village Assisted Living and Memory Care, in Paso Robles, California. In doing so, I have had the pleasure of working with individuals who stand out among others, like Dee DiGioia. It has been a delight to work side-by-side with Dee. Dee will be bringing her drum circle to Creston Village on a bimonthly basis for the foreseeable future. Her passion and dedication are immediately apparent when you meet her. Her gift of rhythm to our residents is emotional, satisfying, and valuable to all. From tapping one’s toe, to getting up and dancing, Dee’s drum circle is fun as much as it is moving. If you are fortunate enough to meet Dee and observe her in the work she loves, you are as lucky a lucy person.”

– Julie Tacker


About our Drum Circles!

Perhaps you will know some organizations you can suggest such as as senior facilities, mental health organizations, veterans groups, etc.  If you have any suggestions or connections, I welcome hearing from you.

Contact Dee DiGioia

Dee DiGioia is founder of “Mindful Kindful YOUniversity” in Baywood-Los Osos. She is a Drum Circle Facilitator, Sound Healing Practitioner, and Mindfulness & Life Skills Guide for Well-being through Nature Connectedness. Dee has offered mindfulness, sound healing, and well-being programs since 2017. She offers skills and practices to help others navigate and flow through life moment to moment in a healthy, balanced, and positive way for mental and physical health and well-being. Following a heart’s calling to take up drumming in the summer of 2023, Dee began offering drum circles and has had drum facilitation training through “Rhythm 2 Recovery” and  Jim Donovan’s Leadership Training  (and an intensive training coming August 2024 with Arthur Hull Village Music Circles). She is currently expanding her circles to other organizations across SLO County who are interested. 

In Dec 2023 I trained for a “Rhythm2Recovery” Drum Facilitator Training in Colorado!

Rhythm2Recovery delivers therapeutic programs and professional development, that utilize fun and engaging rhythmic musical activities to support social and emotional development. Based on the latest neuro-science. this approach has been shown to support increased emotional regulation, improved social connection and reduced levels of anxiety and other elements of psychological distress.


The YOUniversity offers Drum Circles, Sound Journeys, and Nature Retreats. Find ALL of our events on the  Calendar page

Be the first to hear about, and register for, our upcoming Drum Circles! Space is limited!