"Feel The Power...Awaken Your Spirit...Share The Joy!" 
         Facilitated by Giselle Felicia Vivian, BM CHT
Rhythm Programs & Special Event Facilitation


Did you know we offer beginning Hand Drum Lessons and Playshops?
Sometimes, our drum circle participants want to feel more comfortable and confident in their playing abilities. Private beginning level lessons are available to get you started on your rhythmic journey and empower healthy, fun playing.  You don't even have to own a drum to start.  An instrument can be available for loan during the lesson until you purchase our own.  Schedule a private lesson or series, or host a drum study group.  Contact Giselle for details.

Here's what a student has to say:
"Giselle is a great teacher. She is very knowledgeable and capable of observing with the properly critical eye that you want from a teacher who is there to help you grow musically. She also has a wealth of experience in healing traditions to help you get past any internal blocks to progress that you might have. Highly recommended, if you are interested in learning to drum contacting her is one of the best things you can do for yourself!"    Rip Winkler, Songwriter/Composer

You can also schedule a private SIMPLE RHYTHMSTM  Drumming Meditation  or Training Session.  or a  Learn and AffirmTM   or Private Lesson  via SKYPE/ZOOM   You must have your own instrument for virtual sessions.

 Call 505-850-6750 to learn more about sessions for yourself, your group or organization.

Rhythms for Wellness  - Individual Consultations for a Healthier & Happier Life Rhythm!
During these 55 minute private sessions with Giselle Felicia Vivian, her background as  music therapist/coach/hypnotherapist/healer supports you in a personalized wellness/relaxation/empowerment experience  to restore a more beneficial life rhythm to your life.    The voice, drum/shaker and breath become creative tools for your journey. Sessions are available in-person by appointment for local clients, and via ZOOM/SKYPE for those who are at a distance or prefer the convenience of online sessions.  Those doing remote sessions should have their own drum, a shaker or rattle, and have a headset w/ wireless microphone and a webcam available. You can connect via phone app (a small tripod is recommended) or connect via laptop/computer internet access.  Download your preferred online platform well in advance of your consultation and test it out.   

Email Giselle for follow-up to discuss your needs and scheduling.  Please provide your phone number and best time to reach you.  

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Special Event Facilitation for Private Parties & Organizations:
ZOOM Facilitation is now being offered for your Private/Family Gatherings and Groups!
The COVID-19 outbreak has meant changes for us all.  We are happy to announce that we are ready to offer group facilitation via the ZOOM platform to support connection, stress release, creative expression and fun for all ages.  Sure, we'll have to make some adaptations to work best with the limits of the technology, but the good news is we can come together in community once again. 

To start, be sure to use this link to join our mailing list and confirm your interest in online events.  Only those who select that option will receive these updates.  We don't want to bother folks unable to participate.  We are sorry that not all will be able to participate, but we'll be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers until we join in person again!  Registered individuals will receive event link info.  Please download the meetings at before the event and plan on joining 15 minutes before for a tutorial on how to navigate the platform and adjust your sound settings optimally.  Headphone/earbud listening requested for best group experience.

Contact us for more information about these programs and to discuss event planning needs. Click here

IMPORTANT:  Make certain you are on our mailing list for the latest notices and updates about drumming/rhythm/music events offered.  We are reorganizing at this time and may be shifting our online web platforms.  Remember that One Heartbeat Rhythm Circles is a program of ONE HEARTBEAT at this time.  You can access that main site here.  To be certain we don't lose contact in the shuffle, please take a moment to send an email directly to with your name, phone and mailing address to stay in the loop. Thanks for helping us create this backup just in case.  We'd love to hear from you and know how you're doing and what you are interested in.


You can request a private online drumming event via ZOOM for your family and friends, organization or team, or book a private lesson or drumming meditation by calling 850-6750 during business hours, or email

Register as requested for group events.  Some are single session events and others weekly series.  All information will be sent to you via email, so be sure you for our mailing list here.  

Some basic tips for participation in our online activities:

1. Please allow extra time before our start time to sign-in to the event.  If you wish, you can download the meeting app appropriate for your device at   If this is your first time using the platform, you can check out the tutorials. 

2.  You will need an internet connection, a webcam, a headset or earbuds with mic(preferred) or built in mic for desk or laptops.  If you are joining via the phone app, please join using video so you can enjoy greater connection with other participants.  You'll need a secure way to position your devices so that you are hands-free when it's time to drum.

3.  Because of the lag time/latency found on all online meeting platforms, you will be muted as we drum all together.  You will be un-muted by the host or invited to un-mute yourself as appropriate to the program activity.  We will have moments to connect together when all participants will be able to share.  Please wait till you are invited to share.

4.  Be sure you are joining from a room that allows for quiet and privacy.  We want to eliminate any background noise that may be heard and disrupt those participating.  Using a headset  or earbuds with mic will help.     

Finally, Zoom-bombing will not be tolerated.  You will be kicked out of the meeting and banned from further activities. You will forfeit your registration fees.

So, please take a moment to update your interest on notifications for online events.  Private Drum Lessons and Drum Meditation Training/Facilitation is also available at this time.  Just email to request a booking for these services, or an online group event for you and your friends or organization.    
Thank you for your support via the "new normal" practices.  Be sure to check out my other site, if you need healing/coaching support.  Visit

Blessings and continued prayers for your well-being and a better world for all as we move forward day by day!

Giselle and Frank Vivian, One Heartbeat Rhythm Circles Facilitation Team 


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.

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,