“Play & Say” Drumming Workshop

It is more than just drumming but also rhythmic cognitive restructuring. 
Are you interested in learning how to drum in a welcoming group setting? Join us to learn how to drum, connect the rhythm with meaningful messages while meeting new friends.

Beginners are welcome and drums will be provided without charge.

Register here: https://playandsaydrummingworkshopapril.eventbrite.ca

Please direct additional ideas and questions to drummingworkshop@CanadaDayDrumming.com

What to expect & experience? 

Watch the video below and join us in the upcoming workshops. 


Cynthia Glidden-Tracey, PhD

Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia

Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education


Cynthia Glidden-Tracey specializes in counselling psychology, with emphases on interpersonal and cultural dynamics of counselling relationships.  Currently on the Faculty of Education at UBC, Dr. Glidden-Tracey has also taught at three universities in the USA.  A counselling psychologist by day and world music enthusiast by night, Dr. Glidden-Tracey enjoys sharing concepts and techniques for enhancing well-being, addressing human conflicts, and improving learning, communication, and motivation to change.  She is developing a method, using insights from explorations of both psychology and cultural variations in musical expression, that combines spoken words with rhythmic reinforcement with hopes of strengthening people’s memories and motivations to use the positive messages they learn to tell themselves. 

On campus and in the community, Dr. Glidden-Tracey hosts educational events, leads workshops, and manages a website focused on the beneficial uses of mindful expression and rhythmic movement (BUmerm on Facebook) from different cultural perspectives.  She greatly looks forward to further infusions of this work with this kind of play, and these workshops getting ready for the 2020 Canada Day Drumming Celebration create an exciting opportunity to explore these techniques and share these messages.