"Feel The Power...Awaken Your Spirit...Share The Joy!" 
         Facilitated by Giselle Felicia Vivian, BM CHT
Rhythm Programs & Special Event Facilitation
OHRC UPCOMING EVENTS...  See a menu of some of our events below

DRUM CIRCLE GROOVES I  - Sept. 12 thru Oct. 3rd.~ 4 Wednesdays, 1pm - 2pm - Level I,  (Level II will be offered in October.  (must have taken Level I or have instructors approval)  If you are interested in a Sunday Afternoon Intensive, please call for more information.
Traditional & Universal Drum Grooves for Drums and Percussion fun!  18 and over welcome at these interactive instructional events.  Bring your favorite drum.  Limited instruments available for loan  during session with Advanced Registration.  
When:  4-Week Session begins Sept. 12th     Tuition: $15 per participant  or Pay $50 at the first session & save $10!     Ages 21+ welcome.   
Call (505) 850-6750 to register.  Bring the drum of your choice. Some instruments available on-site by RSVP.
Location info will be confirmed after registration.

SIMPLE RHYTHMSTM Contemplative Drumming for Health & Happiness - Experiential Training and Ongoing Circles offered ~Next Drumming Meditation Circle, Friday, Sept 7th, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
(Check back for our next training date)   Private sessions are also available~ Call for details
What to bring:  Frame or Buffalo Drum and shaker/rattle for this session, yoga mat or blanket.
RSVP/Instrument Reservation via email required or call (505) 850-6750.  Space is limited.  Ages 18+.
Location will be confirmed upon registration  Instruments available for loan. 
Admission: $15 (Ongoing Group) 
Cash/Checks to ONE HEARTBEAT accepted. Exact change requested. 

JAM!  Intermediate and Advance Players welcome for this music in the moment rhythm circle where listening and interactive playing goes deeper to support creative expression and play.  Participants must feel comfortable with improvisation, multi-part grooves and have proficiency in playing a hand drum, frame drum or percussion instrument.
Location will be confirmed upon registration
Admission: $10 

COMMUNITY GROOVE~ Community Drum Circle
Location & Times Vary
Upcoming Dates:  Pending

Admission:  $10  Thank you for bringing the exact amount.  Checks also accepted.
RSVP via email required or call (505) 850-6750 no later than 5pm the day before to insure instrument loan availability.

Bring your favorite world drum or percussion.

Daytime Group now forming.  Please email availability to support scheduling.  Thanks!
4-Week Drum Circle Grooves
Drum Study Group
Each session is 1 hour and 15 minutes

Join the circle and get your groove on in 2018!  Daytime Group now forming and will begin as soon as the Minimum of 4 participants is met. No previous experience required.  Emphasis will be on basic rhythms to spark your drumming adventures on the djembe or other body drums.  Bring your own instrument.  A few instruments available for loan during class.

$50 for 4-week series or $15 per session, if space is available.  Series must be paid in advance or at 1st class.  Sorry, this is a 4-week program, no drop-ins offered for this class.

Space is limited so register ASAP.  NE Heights location will be confirmed upon registration.  Use the form below to pre-register.  We will follow up within 48 hours.  Cash, Check, Paypal accepted.

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Community Programs:



Join us for our community drum circle event where we join together in the rhythms and experience the fun of making music together!  All ages 8+ and skill levels are welcome at these facilitated inter-generational and inter-active music making events.  Adult supervision required.  Instruments available with reservation for use, or bring your own percussion toys/drum. 




Level 1 & 2

Traditional & Universal Drum Grooves for Hand Drums and Percussion fun!  18 and over are welcome at these interactive instructional events.  Check event listing for Instrumentation as it may vary.  Limited instruments available for loan with Advanced Registration.  Private Beginning Hand and Frame Drum Lessons and other playshops also offered.




Bring your favorite drums and percussion and go deep into the groove!  Experienced players 18+ welcome at these improvisational events that take the groove to the next level.

Empowerment Drumming for Wellness & Fun!

Come and experience the power of rhythmic music making as a creative tool for your stress management and self-care. This evidence-based wellness drumming program developed by REMO has been used by hospitals, corporations, and community organizations. Adults 21+ welcome.  No previous experience required.  Instruments provided.



Creative Spiritual Expression & Community

Experience the power of chanting, singing,  drumming and   movement as active prayer. Join us as we come together in spiritual community and give creative voice to the spirit within. Ages 18+ welcome. 


A Contemplative Drumming Experience for Health and Happiness!
Join us for an evening where rhythmic instruments are used to facilitate a more creative approach to meditation.  Experience a sonic smudge and an active and guided drum meditation. Learn about SIMPLE RHYTHMSTM to support our spiritual and wellness practice. Experiential training and ongoing drumming meditation circles and private sessions offered.  Ages 21+ welcome.

Special Event Facilitation for Private Parties & Organizations:
Contact us for more information about these programs and to discuss event planning needs. Click here

Customized Rhythm Events

 Consulting Programs:
 Community Outreach:
  • Celebrations  
  • Ceremonies
  • Festivals 
  • Community & School Events 
  • Retreats & Spiritual Gatherings
  • Team-building & Trainings
  • Wellness Fairs & Conferences

  • Beat The Odds- Emotional & Social Skill Building Program for Youth
  • Rhythms for WellnessTM Consultations for Individuals
  • HealthRHYTHMSTM Drumming Empowerment Program
  • Music Therapy Consultations for Specialized Populations
    • Program Development, Staff Training  & Mentoring
    • Individual & Group Rhythm-Based Music Therapy Facilitation
  • Community Rhythm Day
  • Drumming Up Relief
  • Scholarships/Non-Profit Demos

Here are some of the NM venues, ONE HEARTBEAT RHYTHM CIRCLES TM  has served over the years:

Albuquerque Marriot Pyramid North / Courtyard Marriot Albuquerque / Journal Center / Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque / Journal Center/Howard Johnson Hotel and Conference Center / Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown / Tamaya Resort
Glorietta Lifeway Conference Center / Sunrise Springs Retreat Center
Barelas Day Care Senior Center / Bear Canyon Senior Center / Highland Senior Center / Los Volcanes Senior Center
Manzano Mesa Multi-generational Center / North Domingo Baca Multi-generational Center
North Valley Senior Center / Palo Duro Senior Center / Share Your Care at North Valley, Los Volcanes, St. Elizabeth’s, Rio Rancho
Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital / Lovelace Women’s Hospital / Casa Esperanza, UNM / Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, UNM
Spiritual Renewal Center / First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque / Unity Spiritual Center of Albuquerque / Church of the Good Shepherd
Guitar Center Albuquerque / Wild Oats Academy / Private Residences in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Montgomery Park / Taylor Park

By Giselle Felicia Vivian, BM CHT  

Copyrighted 2011,2006       All rights reserved.

We all share in the natural rhythmic experience of our heartbeats and breath.  We live in a world beating in rhythm, from the music we listen to, the sound of the car’s wiper blades on a rainy day, the staccato of a jackhammer, or the trill of a small bird.  Rhythm is everywhere. 

When we begin to drum, we begin to get back in touch with our essential selves and reconnect to our personal life rhythms.  The longer we drum together, the more we begin to entrain to each other and co-create a rhythmic container for unity, community, connection, collaboration and celebration with others that leaves behind our differences and instead, reminds us how much we are alike.  With the support of a conscious rhythm-based event facilitator, group drumming events allow us to come together in a safe, fun and enjoyable way, sharing the unfolding spontaneous musical journey, and/or, the achievement of other non-musical goals.  You don’t need to own any percussion instruments because they are often provided for use during the event. 

Whether you drum alone or in a group, drumming can be a fun and beneficial activity.  It can be a tool to non-verbally vent stress and pent-up emotions, express your creative spirit, and help you assess and re-establish a healthy life rhythm. This activity has been so popular because it is accessible to everyone and requires no previous skills.  During a drum circle, we begin by establishing a basic pulse.  After you have selected an instrument to play, you can join in the drum call by matching the pulse being played, echoing it, or have fun making up your own part. From that point on, just remain conscious of the pulse of the moment and create a rhythm that flows easily within it.  There is no right or wrong. This is different from cultural drumming where traditions are observed and specific parts are dictated by the song.

Since each person is unique, our own individual rhythms will vary. When we drum with intention and awareness, we can find the rhythms that make us feel good, relax us and/or energize us. This awareness can transfer to the pace of our daily life activities and support creating a healthier personal life rhythm.     

Giselle Felicia Vivian, BM CHT Professional Drum Circle Facilitator, Music Therapist and HealthRHYTHMS Facilitator offers group and individual rhythm-based programs to meet a variety of interests.  One Heartbeat Rhythm Circles is a program of ONE HEARTBEAT.  Learn more at and  about her other services at,


Below are some of the rhythm instruments available at our events. Over the years we have enjoyed products from these manufacturers: Remo, Toca, Boomwhackers, and other miscellaneous companies.  Instruments have also been made, including tube drums and shakers, and recycled material percussion.