Community Drumming

Community Drumming Events, Drum Circles and Community Building Activities Worldwide

Festivals – Community Celebrations – Fund Raisers – Schools & Youth Groups

San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Monterey Bay Area and worldwide!

Jim Greiner’s Hands-On! Drumming® 
Community Drumming Programs have proven, for over 30 years, to be enormously fun and effective ways to the bring community members of all ages and from all walks of life together to:Community drumming is a universal and age-old way for people to build community bonds, and to reinforce and celebrate common goals and values!

  • Reinforce a spirit of community involvment and community service
  • Celebrate special events
  • Enhance real-world communication and collaboration skills
  • help raise funds and awareness for local groups and causes

Jim creates a lively feeling of true community celebration for all present, whether they participated in the drumming or just enjoyed experiencing the excitement, uplifted energy and community spirit of the event.

“We appreciate your remarkable talent and exceptional leadership ability in helping to make the opening of our new exhibit, “Living Together, Celebrating Cultural Diversity” such a success. Your drum circle was the highlight of the event!” 
-The Field Museum Of Natural History, Chicago , Illinois 

Community Drumming Events Worldwide!


Community Festivals


Community Celebrations


All Ages, Family-Friendly Drumming


Jim Greiner leads hugely uplifting and engaging community drumming programs for all types of community groups, and to help raise funds and awareness for local causes such as:Jim works with local and regional community organizations and groups, including corporations, chambers of commerce, visitors and conventions bureaus, service organizations, schools, music stores and other retailers, and more, to help create customized, festive, participatory community celebrations.School Music and Sports Programs

  • Service Organizations
  • Youth Groups
  • Health Programs
  • Veterans Services
  • Disaster Relief & more!

Jim is also an experienced MC, and will gladly serve as such if requested.

Jim’s Community Rhythm Residency™ programs also make it easy for individuals, corporations, service organizations and other groups to bring him to their communities for extended stays. While there, Jim will conduct corporate team building programs, teach percussion workshops in schools and community centers, lead drum circles and other rhythm-based activities, do fund-raisers, and mentor sponsoring people in how to lead their own rhythm programs.

“Everyone was amazed by your enthusiasm and your programs in our local schools and the community!” 
-Knoxville Youth Initiative, Knoxville, Iowa (five-day Community Rhythm Residency™)


“Wow… what an awesome experience…the students loved it!”
“I liked the sense of community among the kids… we’ve been celebrating ever since!”
“I was happy and excited and the rest of the day was great”
-Teacher and student comments about one of Jim’s multi-day Community Rhythm Residencies™ in the Las Vegas, Nevada-area Clark County School System

Community Drumming Festival (30 to 90 minutes): A facilitated Drum Circle type “jam session” guaranteed to break the ice, reinforce community bonds and create an upbeat spirit of community service and community celebration. Jim will work with you to integrate, and reinforce, the themes and goals of your group and event into this high-spirited, all-ages rhythm party. Great for all community events, festivals, business events, fund-raisers and much, much more!

Community Rhythm Residency™ (one or more days): An extended stay in the community with rhythm programs for a wide range of community groups, including corporations, service organizations, schools/youth groups, community centers, non-profit groups and others. Our Community Rhythm Residency creates a true spirit of community across the full spectrum of people and organizations that make up your community. This program can be sponsored by multiple local and regional groups, but often local corporations that bring Jim in to do his corporate programs become primary sponsors, and reap the rewards of being recognized as community benefactors. (See our Corporate Programs page for more information on corporate sponsorships)

Interactive Keynote Presentation: Rhythms Of Community (ROC!)™ (30 to 60 minutes): An experiential, rhythm-based motivational program, with or without instruments, that inspires people to recognize and shape their personal and community life rhythms, and to live their lives with passion, confidence, creativity, community service and a spirit of celebration. Perfect for service organizations, awards presentations, Chamber of Commerce events, and more!

All instruments can be provided – and community members can be invited to bring their own

Programs available to fit a wide range of budgets, as well as any sound, time and space constraints.

Small “take-away” percussion instruments, with or without your logo or theme imprinted,
are also available for your community members as fun, playable mementos of your event.

We accept your credit card for deposits and payments.

Contact Hands-on! Drumming NOW to bring the fun and lively community-building power of drumming to YOUR community!