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Experience rhythm through Zorina Wolf’s multi-layered teaching method–Whole Person Drumming.

 Classes are taught live an/or on Zoom in the Village Heartbeat Studio, in Sequim, WA.  

For information to become a Zoom or actual student:


I believe that rhythm is an intelligence. As we align with this knowledge--which is neutral--neither praising or blaming-- we find rhythm is a place of rest, healing, acceptance, and inner self-organization. Rhythmic intelligence teaches us to be embodied and fully present. And allows us to learn at our own pace, and to be kind to ourselves and others.
Zorina Wolf



When you enter into Zorina Wolf’s Whole Person Drumming curriculum, you will learn the basics of drum technique and orchestration on a variety of drums and percussion instruments. 

This teaching style offers the experience of rhythm found in the body–exploring pulsation through movement and voice–with and without the drum.

Once we understand the feeling of rhythm in the body, it is easier to play our instrument. We can inhabit pulsation and interval, create orchestration– and bring ourselves more into the present moment through our music.

The effect that rhythm has on our bodies, minds and spirit is as important as learning any drum accompaniment.  

This path is one of the many modalities available to foster a mindful connection to yourself.


The Slow Groove Method



JULY 29th-August 3rd, 2024

This intensive is full! Ask to be on the waitlist!

A five-day intensive taught by Zorina Wolf
at the Village Heartbeat Studio in Sequim, WA

Rhythm Boot Camp will include:

• Warm-up exercises, techniques, and stamina drumming
• Embodied polyrhythmic play on the drum
• Drumming with intention and focus
• Whole Person Drumming® curriculum rhythms and songs with notation
• Creating your own music
• Drum sangha…  and more

We spend five days in rhythm in a secluded setting to give you the time to deeply connect to your instrument…YOU!

Drums are available if you do not want to bring your own.


Village Heartbeat® brings the unifying power of rhythm to community. We open ourselves to the language of rhythm and the drums to recreate our musical culture. This connection to the heartbeat has the power to heal and inspire.

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Drumming is about sound. And it is also about silence. In Whole Person Drumming, Zorina Wolf shares her passion for drumming and the heartfelt community it can create. With plenty of stories from her own journey as student and teacher, she offers exercises for all learning styles, with accompanying videos.


 Wolf studied for fourteen years with Babatunde Olatunji, the great Nigerian drummer, and has taught drumming for more than twenty five years. In her own accessible, personal style she teaches basic techniques: the drum’s language of bass, tone, and slap; how to build stamina; how to find the rhythm in your body through stepping or speaking rhythm syllables. Here you will learn how to hear the silence between the beats, how to turn rhythm into meditation as you practice samba, conga, kpanlogo, and more. 


Your Journey Into Rhythm


Upcoming Events


See where Zorina will be next and what she will be teaching. 

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