"Feel The Power...Awaken Your Spirit...Share The Joy!" 
         Facilitated by Giselle Felicia Vivian, BM CHT
Drumming Up Relief Community Outreach

Become a Community Partner and Drum  Angel!

 RHYTHM CIRCLES TM is grateful for the participation and generosity of individuals who have supported our programs since 1993.  We consider you all our partners in our outreach opportunities.  Your event fees and additional contributions allow us to give back to the community by maintaining a drum kit that has made our activities accessible to individuals of all ages who do not own drums/hand percussion and/or cannot afford the purchase of a personal instrument required for participation. 

In addition, with your contributions we are able to offer our time and energy in partnership with community organizations to provide programs for willing participants of special populations where limited budgets typically exclude this type of activity.  Founder and Lead Facilitator, Giselle Felicia Vivian of One Heartbeat, has also facilitated community fundraising events for local organizations via the Drumming Up Relief Program TM in addition to hosting community events at no charge, offering sliding-scale admission so that all wishing to participate are able to do so, and has made scholarships available to special events.

Past recipients of fundraising activities include:

  • The American Cancer Society - NM Children's Camp
  • People Living Through Cancer
  • American Red Cross - Katrina Relief Fund
  • The Roadrunner Food Bank - Albuquerque

 2020 Update - Drumming during a Pandemic

Now that the Covid-19 Pandemic has required we cease all live events, your contributions will help us with the new tech upgrades required to offer online/virtual events on a sliding-scale basis while recouping related losses and supporting operational needs.  This is a critical time to share the healing power of rhythmic music-making and community and we have been working out all the bugs to create new events appropriate for the ZOOM platform, while continuing to explore over viable platforms.  Thank you for your contributions and sponsorship to allow us to continue to offer our services during these challenging times.  

You may make a contribution by visiting the store at:, or use the PayPal link below.  Any Questions?  Contact us via email at  Thank you for your support and patronage!

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2020 outreach program has been postponed.  Here's what we have planned as soon as feasible:

Albuquerque Community Health RHYTHMS Series supporting Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers/Families

When you bear witness to the journey of memory loss and the impact it has on loved ones, you can't help but be deeply moved.  Unfortunately, my family has suffered yet another loss of a loved one to this heart-breaking disease.  In tribute to my Aunt Graciela Galvez, my Mother-In-Law, Janace Vivian, and others in our community and afar who have been touched by this devastating illness, a 4-session HealthRHYTHMS series will be offered to kick-off our 2020 Drumming Up Relief Outreach activities. 

Many years ago, I was able to share the healing power of drumming at a local Alzheimer's Association Conference and have also worked with those dealing with the early stages of dementia and alzheimer's.  It always amazed me how despite having memory loss for other things, the clients playing abilities improved each time and they actually looked forward to my facility visit.  Equally important to the clients of this devastating disease, there are the countless loved ones dealing with the challenges, changes and grief of witnessing a loved one slip away into their lessened memory state.  

I look forward to working with the local Alzheimer's Association chapter to bring this outreach program to the community in 2020, if possible.  If you are local and wish to be considered for participation, email: to request more info.  Meanwhile, be sure to consider donating to your local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.  They're a worthy organization which provides invaluable resources and support to family, loved ones and caregivers serving those affected.  Thank you.                             ~ Giselle Felicia Vivian, Founder and Facilitator , One Heartbeat Rhythm Circles

Thank you for your support of our Drumming Up Relief TM program and operations in the past and as we move forward...
we could not have done it without you!  We have also offered events to these community organizations:

*YMCA's Kids Day @ Wild Oat's, 2004 *Summer Drumming In The Park Series, 2004 *Drums Around The World Global Peace Celebration, 2004 -2007  *NM Conference On Aging,  2005 & 2006 *Albuquerque Alzheimer's Conference, 2005 *Guitar Center, 2005  *Parkinson's Symposium, 2006 *Share Your Care, North Valley, 2007  *East Meets West Health Fair, 2007*Redfish Studio, VSA Arts NM, 2007  *Roots To Wings, Charter School, 2008   *Casa Esperanza, Albuquerque, NM 2009  *UNM Children's Campus, 2009  *Boy Scouts of America, Criminal Diversion Program, 2011  *Albuquerque Film Festival, Discover The Gift Screening, 2011 * Surviving & Thriving Cancer Support Group- Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital, 2014 * South Valley Head Start, 2014  
*Attachment Healing Center, 2015