Want to Drum and Play in Rhythm?

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

During Covid pandemic, classes meet online at 10:30am PST Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

For information to become a Zoom student: zorina@villageheartbeat.com

I believe that rhythm is a neutral and intelligent entity or force. As we align with something powerfully neutral (i.e.neither praising or blaming) we begin to find rhythm as a resting place, a place of self-healing, acceptance, and inner self-organization. Our rhythmic intelligence helps us to be embodied and fully present.

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 you 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 your instrument.

Traveling through the landscape of a rhythm opens us to more than the drum patterns we play. It  demonstrates how we can inhabit and understand 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 feelings 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



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.

Email:  zorina@villageheartbeat.com

Feel the Rhythm. Free Your Mind.

When we are in rhythm mindfully, we are in the present moment.

There is no time to analyze. It’s all happening now.

As we can view ourselves in rhythm, the drum changes from musical instrument to a tool for self-awareness, healing, and  integration.

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

Whole Person Drumming

Your Journey Into Rhythm

Drumming is about sound. And it is also about silence. In Whole Person Drumming, Zorina Wolf shares her passion for drumming and the heartful 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. (WholePersonDrummmingBook.com) Wolf studied for fourteen years with Babatunde Olatunji, the great Nigerian drummer, and has taught drumming for more than twenty 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.