Jeni Swerdlow, Musician Instructor
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Musician Instructor, MA, ATR
A Registered Art Therapist (ATR), Swerdlow has over 15 years of professional facilitation experience. In addition to earning an M.A. in Art Therapy from the University of Illinois Chicago and a B.A. in Visual Arts and Psychology from University of California San Diego, she has completed extensive trainings in drum circle facilitation with HealthRHYTHMS and Village Music Circles. Since 1999, she has immersed herself in the study of traditional/cultural drumming and dance, including training in Senegal, West Africa. Founding DRUMMM Rhythmic Events in 2000, Swerdlow’s interactive, rhythmic events have captivated many thousands of participants at several hundred events in the U.S. and abroad. She is a professional member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild, as well as the Global Network of Expressive Arts Facilitators. She has been endorsed by drum manufacturer REMO Inc. since 2006. As a percussionist, Swerdlow has performed with such renowned groups as Mickey Hart’s Global Drum Project, Redmoon Theater, and Holy Goat Ensemble.