Lori Fithian has been facilitating drum circles
and leading workshops for the last five years. She has played hand
drums and studied many different drumming traditions since 1990.
However, playing on tupperware bowls as a child seems to be the real
beginning of her rhythmical career. Having played the French horn
since the fifth grade, she brings a life-long love of music and rhythm
to her drum circles and workshops.
She has studied drum circle facilitation
techniques with Arthur Hull, author of Drum Circle Spirit – Empowering
Human Potential Through Rhythm. She has also trained under Dr. Barry
Bittman, MD, neurologist
and co-founder of HealthRhythms, a drum circle protocol developed for
wellness centers. She is a graduate of both of their intensive training
Lori is a graduate of the University of Michigan with
in Fine Art. After several years working as an artist and picture framer,
she became involved in community-building through her work at the People’s
Food Cooperative in Ann Arbor. Her love for people and the desire to
share her rhythmical bliss led her to create her life’s work,
Drummunity. Now she travels around with her drums and enthusiastic
spirit, creating rhythm and community wherever she goes.