Heather Can Help

Heather is always happy to assist media representatives with their projects. Some of her areas of expertise are:

  • Facilitating drum circles for small (up to 30 people) and large (30 to 300 people) groups
  • Training activity professionals to conduct group musical programs
  • Facilitating drum circles for special non-profit events (fundraisers, retreats, and conferences)
  • Creating personalized Drum-Story-Songs for special occasions for groups, individuals, and corporate entities
  • Sensitivity trainings for groups and individuals working with adults with physical and emotional challenges
  • Bringing rhythmic programs to people diagnosed with chronic, degenerative and developmental disabilities
  • Inspirational speaking engagements and interviews
  • Brainstorming effective programs for special-needs populations
  • Consultation and mentoring of individuals affected by medical challenges

    She can also put you in touch with other experts in the fields of music, occupational, and recreational therapy.

    Articles, Interviews & Poems

    See and hear samples of articles, and interviews.

  • Parkinsons Recovery interview, April 22, 2010, titled Drumming, Music and Parkinsons by Robert Rodgers Click here

  • Associated Press Science News article, March 7, 2006, titled Exercise May Slow Parkinson's; Research shows activity might affect disease's progression by Lauren Neergaard Click Here

  • Awareness Magazine,July-August 1999, titled Drumming & Wellness:The Beat Expands by Mabry Doyle Click here

  • Science and Spirit Magazine,September-October,2001 titled Beating Chronic Illness; Drumming offers a sound addition to modern efforts to ease pain by April Thompson Click here

  • Namaspirit interview,winter,2000 titled Drumming Up Abundance by Susan Epps and the poem What is it About the Drum?, click here: Heather MacTavish & Arthur Hull interview

  • Parkinsons Recovery Magazine,October,2010 titled Sitting Softly in My Soul poem , click here: Sitting Softly in My Soul

    I have spoken to audiences large and small, on topics covering gerontology programs, resources for coping with Parkinson’s disease, presentations at national and international conferences, and have conducted facilitation training programs for special populations around the world.

    If you are looking for an entertaining, energetic and informative speaker, I am ready to design a program to meet your needs.

    If my expertise can be valuable to you please contact me via email:

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  • Please click on the image above to purchase Songs, Science & Spirit! Your purchase will support the World Centre for Creative Learning Foundation, formed by Zubin Balsara, based in Pune, India.

    Contact: Provident Publishing, P.O. Box 7524, Cotati, CA 94931


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